This project-based class challenges teams of writers, actors, dancers, visual/media artists, musicians, and managers to come together to devise, workshop, and produce an arts-based event. Students will master the elevator pitch, develop fundraising and publicity/marketing strategies, conduct production meetings, manage a budget, and present the work at the end of the term. Students will study what strategies have led to success for startup arts companies in Chicago. We will make site visits to arts companies. Open only to students in Duke In Chicago Arts & Entrepreneurship summer program.