Hybrid Organizations in the Arts: A Cautionary View

21 Pages Posted: 26 May 2014

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Michael J. Rushton

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Date Written: May 25, 2014

Abstract

Traditionally, the choice of organizational form facing an arts entrepreneur has been between starting a commercial enterprise or a nonprofit. Recently, state governments across the United States have passed authorizing legislation for various forms of hybrid organizations that combine elements of the commercial and nonprofit. This paper presents an overview of the evolution of hybrid organizations, and the associated policy and governance questions that arise. It concludes that hybrids, at least in their current state, do not present a model likely to be widely adopted in the arts.

Keywords: L3C, Hybrid Organizations, Nonprofits, Arts, Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: L31, M13, Z10

Suggested Citation

Rushton, Michael J., Hybrid Organizations in the Arts: A Cautionary View (May 25, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2441716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2441716

Michael J. Rushton (Contact Author)

Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) ( email )

1315 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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