Supporting Artists With Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This recent holiday season, Benetech began supporting an innovative organization that helps people with disabilities develop their creative abilities and become working artists. The organization works with people in their 20s, to elder artists in their 80s.

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COMIC ARTIST NIGHT @ THE OPERA | Portland Opera

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COMIC ARTIST NIGHT @ THE OPERA | Portland Opera

6 Healing Artists

Have Fun - Do Good

"Art is a wound turned into light."- Georges Braque As I mentioned in my Fun-Do list last week, one of my favorite things to do is collage. The process of combining words and images helps me to work things out in a different way than writing in my journal does.

Creativity is not just for artists

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"Creativity is not just for artists.

Who is an Artist? On Naming and Expertise

Museum 2.0

I noticed this conversation because it happened during a break at a two-day meeting where people heatedly debated the question of who is an artist. What does it mean when someone says she is a hiker, or a scientist, or an artist?

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Tech nonprofit AIM finds a fit with a crowdfunding operation for artists - Omaha.com

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Tech nonprofit AIM finds a fit with a crowdfunding operation for artists - Omaha.com : The crowdfunding site that supported her book about her family''s experience with Alzheimer''s disease has now been acquired by an Omaha organization that expects to expand its influence nationwide.

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TLA for Arts: Artist Trust

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Based in Seattle, Artist Trust supports and encourages artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout the state of Washingt. An arts organization develops a technology plan to help meet diverse constituent needs.

Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising

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Yes, Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA. Here’s why that’s not really surprising : During a session at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Institute president Walter Isaacson asked Perry Chen, founder of Kickstarter, whether it was true that Kickstarter now funds more arts-related projects than the National Endowment for the Arts. The crowdfunding site has, Chen told Isaacson, funded over $600 million in arts projects.

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Adventures in Artist-Driven Public Engagement: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

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What happens when a formal art museum invites a group of collaborative, participatory artists to be in residence for a year? Will the artists ruin the museum with their plant vacations and coatroom concerts? Will the bureaucracy of the institution drown the artists in red tape?

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This can include activists, religious leaders, artists, and philanthropists — anyone with a network and a vested interest in your community. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

Guest Post by Rebecca Krause: How Can Artists Inspire Service in Community?

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  I worked for the New York Foundation for the Arts for 12 years on a range of arts and technology programs, including a network for artists called Arts Wire.   There were artists who had studio spaces in the buildings - lives were lost as well as complete life's work.

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Artists Communities and artsblogs

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By way of Greg Beuthin at ext.311 some interesting arts and technology links: Plone for Artists. By the way, Arts Wire was the original artist online network. Launched in the early 1990s using a text-based conferencing system (think the Well for artists), it didn't quite make it. As one of the staff members of that project for many years, I'm delighted to see these virtual artists communities continue to survive and thrive.

Favianna Rodriguez: Political Digital Artist and Printmaker

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I think about how hesitant I was to become an artist, because I didn't see role models, and even to this day how hard it is for me sometimes to find peers who are women of color, because of how systematically they are pushed out. I'm an artist and an institution builder.

5 Blogging Workshops for Writers, Nonprofits, Entrepreneurs and Artists

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This month's issue of the Juicy Blogging eNews features an article about taking a blogging break, and announces five blogging workshops I'll be teaching this spring.

iCommons: Artist Residency - Exploring Open Content

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Icommons Artist-in-Residency program is seeking artists who create work both in the physical and digital world and who engage with copyright in some way - either by using Creative Commons licenced content as their inspiration, or by licencing their work under CC; or artists who simply challenge the boundaries of copyright law. During the residency, the artists will be exploring different themes around what it means to be an artist creating in a digital world.

MTV And CGI's 'Giving' Event: A Call To Action - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

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MTV And CGI's 'Giving' Event: A Call To Action - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News: "Young people have more power to make a change than any other time in history,' he said, citing technological advances such as the Web. The theme was echoed throughout the night. According to Clinton, community forums like MySpace and YouTube help like-minded young people come together far

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How the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center Supports an Artistic Community with QuickBooks

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Artists Win This House: Crowdfunded Essay Contest Pays the Mortgage

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A couple in Maine is launching an essay contest to give a home to an artist. From their website, [link] : We are both artists, (a musician and an illustrator) we got together and found that we had one house too many. Spelling does not count, (we are artists after all) but content does.

Case Study: Artist Trust Applies Lessons from the Nonprofit Technology Leadership Academy

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Based in Seattle, Artist Trust supports and encourages artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout the state of Washington. It''s not uncommon for artists in rural areas to have to drive long distances simply to access the Internet. "We Kimberlee Roth. Owner. Out-Word, LLC. An arts organization develops a technology plan to help meet diverse constituent needs.

Ask Britt: Q & A on Career Design for Artists and Activists

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One idea that I'd like to try out here is a new weekly feature on Have Fun * Do Good called, Ask Britt: Q & A on Career Design for Artists and Activists. career advice counseling artist creativity nonprofit social entrepreneurship activist. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders!

Useful Typepad Site: An Artist Who Creates Art To Pay for His Tech Habit!

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Unger (an artist who makes art to pay for his tech habit.) -- Anyway his site is called typepadhacks.org which collects useful hacks for extending the capabilities of TypePad blogs, provides a user forum for issues related to TypePad, and organizes users into a to lobby Six Apart for features.

Faith Ringgold: 30 Years of Art-Making and Activism and Video Clip on Women Artists

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Click here to listen to a very brief interview Over the weekend, I attended the Technology in the Arts Conference in Pittsburgh where artist and activist Faith Ringgold was one of the keynote speakers.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Artists and Social Media, Be Bold Podcast, Miss Do-Gooder T-shirts and More!

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NEWS I'm speaking about how artists can use social media to market their business next week, August 8th, at Artists Building their Business in Santa Fe, NM. The event is free, but limited to 250 artists. Hi Have Fun * Do Gooders!

Authenticity and Demystifying the Artistic Process: Walker Art Center Blogs - Part 2

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And, for a museum that is presenting contemporary art -- anything that helps us demystify the artistic process and better understand the art is, in my opinion, a good thing. The best metaphor for the Walker New Media blog is a fish bowl.

Bothered by your green conscience? So is artist-author Franke James

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

See What's Out There

It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman.

Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

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Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration

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They host workshops on mural painting, a hip hop academy, and an ambassador program where they send artists aboard to facilitate cultural exchange. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please.

Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

Everyaction

Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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Our EveryAction Hero: Jewish Voice for Peace

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We also have an artists council, an academic council, and a student program. This month, our EveryAction hero is Jewish Voice for Peace. As a a membership driven organization, JVP works with chapters and members across the country advocating for human rights, justice, and equality for Palestinians and Israelis. I recently called up Samantha Brotman, Membership Manager, to learn more about JVP's membership program and recent fundraising strategies that have been successful.

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Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

Connection Cafe

Over the course of our 24-week voter engagement campaign, NSD hired 60 artists to create 60 “Vote Here/Vote Aqui” signs. The artists came from more than 20 different Philadelphia neighborhoods. Involve Artists from the Very Beginning.

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Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "About a year ago, they launched a crowdfunding campaign similar to what’s found on Kickstarter, the online platform where artists, entrepreneurs, and others seek donations to bankroll creative projects.

Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Local Governments and Nonprofits Test Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "About a year ago, they launched a crowdfunding campaign similar to what’s found on Kickstarter, the online platform where artists, entrepreneurs, and others seek donations to bankroll creative projects.

How to Get Engagement From Your Community

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Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

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Where wld record labels be if they were afraid the artist wld get bigger thn the label. Rachel Beer invited me to share a post prior to the 8th NFPtweetup on September 15th, so here goes… Many scoff at those of us who love Twitter, and frankly I couldn’t care less.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

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Like there are no borders for career development any more, there are no geographical limits for your artistic development. You have an invaluable exposure to your connections’ artistic experiences and plans.

Guest Post: Restoration Artwork

Museum 2.0

In this post, George grapples with the challenges of balancing the care for a museum collection with that of contemporary artists-in-residence who are constantly reinterpreting it. This past July, artist Guillermo Gómez proposed to restore a piece of art.

How Hello Museum Builds Intimate Community in one of the Biggest Cities in the World

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Like the New Children's Museum in San Diego, Hello Museum creates building-wide interactive exhibitions with artists, on themes like nature and #NoWar. As we padded in, the front desk was manned by a visiting artist.

Crossing the Professional-Amateur Line

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We wanted to reflect this diversity of identities by inviting all kinds of artists and artworks into the gallery. The exhibition includes artwork about the ocean by over 250 artists of all backgrounds and abilities, grouped into ten poetic metaphors for the ocean.

What I Didn't Learn in School: Diane Ragsdale's Crash Course on Beauty and Aesthetic Values

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The course is roughly split into two parts: defining beauty (both universally and relationally, through "big idea" texts, videos, museum visits, and artist lectures), and exploring beauty (through encounters in formal art contexts and the wider world).

Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity. and Cognitive Science

Museum 2.0

Many artists work with assistants and reproducing processes. They conducted a simple experiment: People read a story about a painting called "Dawn" created by an artist. In some, the artist produced the original painting. Gallerists hired another artist to reproduce it.

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Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums

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The man is artist Rocky Lewycky , whose work is part of a group show of visual artists who have won a prestigious regional fellowship. If an artist can come into a museum and smash stuff, what does that tell visitors?

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Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Results Will Vary - NYTimes.com

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Individual artists have been soliciting donations from the public for years, using Internet fund-raising platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Razoo to defray the costs of producing their work. Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Results Will Vary - NYTimes.com : ESTABLISHED museums like the Smithsonian Institution are increasingly turning to crowdfunding appeals to help pay for exhibits and programs that tight budgets might otherwise preclude.