Dr Zuleika Beaven joined Middlesex University Music Department in 2014, bringing more than two decades of experience in the creative industries. Previously, she was a senior lecturer in Arts Management at the Arts University Bournemouth, taught on the MA in Cultural Management at the University of Winchester and was a researcher in the Cultural Management Applied Research Group at the University of Greenwich. Her arts management experience ranges across a variety of artforms and both larger organisations such as the music venue Blackheath Halls and many years as a freelancer. This included events and projects with the Museum of London, Barbican, Common Ground and BBC Radio 4.
Drawing on her research focus of work in the music business, Zuleika's PhD was a longitudinal study of musician start-ups. She also has an interest in the effects of technology on the industry and is carrying out a Research Council-funded case study of a Kickstarter-supported album recording and release.
PhD on musician entrepreneurship. This was a real-time study with music graduates as they set up music-related ventures including bands and ensembles. The study design allowed a detailed examination of the complexity of the start-up process for musician-entrepreneurs and an observation of the increasingly synergetic relationship between creative and entrepreneurial identities.
PGCHE and PCES Higher Education-specific teaching qualifications. Zuleika is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and trained as an adult dyslexia tutor at Southampton University.
MA by Research in Creative Industries Management. Awarded for an extended study of work-orientation in the music business.
BA (Hons) in Arts Management. Received from the University of Greenwich, where Zuleika studied as a mature student.
Teaching on the BA Music Business and Arts Management and MA Arts Management.
Selected Refereed Journal Articles
Selected Conference Papers (Refereed)
Selected Book Chapters
Research Councils UK New Economic Models in the Digital Economy (NEMODE) case study on a Kickstarter-supported album release, exploring critical issues for musicians of crowdfunding independent releases
TQEH (2007) Project to embed creative entrepreneurship teaching in arts curricula
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)