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.

Who is an Artist? On Naming and Expertise

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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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Creativity is not just for artists

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"Creativity is not just for artists.

TLA for Arts: Artist Trust


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.

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?

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

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

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.

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.

Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

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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.

Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

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This post was written as part of a gift from wishstudio founder, Mindy Tsonas, to a young artist friend, M. Mindy asked a group of artists and writers to write letters to M, which Mindy compiled into a book for her.

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.

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.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better


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.

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.

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.

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

How to Get Engagement From Your Community


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.

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

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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.

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.

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 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.


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!

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Want to Work at the MAH? Now's Your Chance.

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The Exhibitions Catalyst will lead the way in bringing together artists and diverse partners in the development of powerful exhibitions. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community.

Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity. and Cognitive Science

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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.

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!

Activating the Millennial Generation

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Year after year, MCON proves to be an unforgettable experience for artists, media, social entrepreneurs, corporate, nonprofit and public leaders, and passionate people from across the country.

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.

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

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So I hope you find some pearls of inspiration to elevate your most atomic stories —because great artists (and marketers) always steal. #1 For this Designing for Good episode, we’re showcasing the best examples of nonprofit storytelling of 2016.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide

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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?

What Belgian Beer-Brewing Monks Taught Me about Non-Profit Business Models

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It's totally valid for an artist or an art organization to have a monastic approach. I've talked to plenty of non-profit artistic directors and curators who will say that the master is the work. or if not the work, the artists behind the work.

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Equity in Arts Funding: We're Not There Yet. We're Not Even Close.

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There's the barrier of artistic quality--funders, trustees, or staff members who argue that work by non-canonical artists is not up to the standards of the institution.

Designing for Good: The Best of Nonprofit Designs Episode #2

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Strong and faithful logo design by crazy talented artist Eric Maniscalco for ( @CanineCrusadeNY ). It’s the end of April, which means designer Tim Hammond and I mined another month of the finest nonprofit designs from every corner of our fine planet.

Making Data More Human


“Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. The title of this talk says it all, really – Making Data More Human.

What I Learned From @Sree Sreenivasan Chief Digital Officer of @MetMuseum

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Artists have been using the right tool at the right time to make art. I just spent two days in Miami at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar where I co-facilitator a pre-conference workshop on leading on social channels with Amy Gahran and Stephanie Rudat.

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

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

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Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

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If we're talking about an an artist working in the context of an art museum, it's likely that the genius' work will be presented with minimal interpretation. The curator and any educators will work around and noticeably behind the artist herself.

100 Trends in Nonprofit Technology


Dan gave a great talk on how to use pictures to communicate in ways everybody can understand, so it only seems right to point to our friends at , who have sponsored artists Kate Rutter and Rob Cottingham to document the conference visually.