September 28, 2021
ACM Founder Seth Boustead at the ‘Ear Taxi Festival’
Tune in tomorrow to Seth Boustead’s presentation on arts entrepreneurship in general (and ACM’s story specifically), Forging a New Path. Tune in any time on Ear Taxi’s Youtube page.
In the words of former Chicago Tribune classical music critic John von Rhein, Access Contemporary Music is “a utopian vision of contemporary music for everyone.” From the beginning ACM’s mission was to bring new music to new audiences, break dependency on academia, foster the creation of music at all levels and create earned revenue programs that reduce dependency on grant cycles and funding trends.
Today ACM employs thirty-five people, produces events in multiple cities and has an annual budget of $800,000. ACM founder Seth Boustead will detail the journey from startup to present with a talk sure to inspire budding arts entrepreneurs at all levels.