Sunday March 15, 2015

What artists can learn from tech start-ups

Each performing arts group had 5 minutes to share their project ideas with a panel of judges and an audience of arts funders and tech mentors.

Each performing arts group had 5 minutes to share their project ideas with a panel of judges and an audience of arts funders and tech mentors. (Billy Lee / @makingsenses)

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You've heard the stereotype of the starving artist, but the starving tech start-up? Odds are you haven’t. That's why a new project in Toronto called LEANARTS wants to make the starving artist a thing of the past, by helping performing arts groups think and act like technology start-ups. Spark contributor Tomas Urbina went to the project’s public launch to meet the participants.