Supporting Artists With Disabilities

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This recent holiday season, Benetech began supporting an innovative organization that helps people with disabilities develop their creative abilities and become working artists. Creativity Explored works with more than 120 artists with developmental disabilities, providing services that help these artists create, exhibit, and sell their art. 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

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6 Healing Artists

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"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. I truly believe that art can heal, which is why I love producing the Arts and Healing Podcast for the Arts and Healing Network.

Creativity is not just for artists

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"Creativity is not just for artists. It''s for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it''s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it''s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. " ~Twyla Tharp, author of The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life Twenty plus years ago, I went through a graduate program to earn an M.A. in Creation Spirituality.

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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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? Last week, I heard a curator advocate strongly for the "everyone is an artist" frame of thinking. When you tell a child or an outsider that he is an artist, you empower that person to join a community of art-making.

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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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. Below is my contribution: Dear M, My main advice for you, as you begin your adult life as an artist (so exciting!), As artists, we're often most comfortable living in the flow, and following our creative curiosities as they arise.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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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. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

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.

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. As an artist, I feel like I'm breaking boundaries, I feel I'm not the traditional artist that just works in their studio. What does that do to a young woman who wants to be an artist?

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? The 182-page book includes detailed descriptions of projects, budgets, and decision-making processes, along with extensive interviews with artists, curators, and museum staff of all stripes.

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.

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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Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

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Aside from online donations we also host a lot of events with speakers or performing artists as well as every year we have a two-day sale of Palestinian crafts and other goods. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region.

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.

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. The topic was the role that artists can play in shaping communities with particular focus on plans for 9/11, a new National Day of Service and Remembrance. Three Things Artists Can Do.

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.

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

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The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center's mission is to promote and teach the craft of handweaving in a supportive and creative community.The center, located in Hartford, Connecticut, encourages seniors and people with low or no vision to learn how to create beautiful and original handwoven items — no weaving experience is necessary! Beyond learning a new skill, the people who come to the center gain self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.

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. It is a tough economy and we know how hard it can be to obtain a mortgage when you are a self-employed artist. Spelling does not count, (we are artists after all) but content does.

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. You can email me your question (please keep it to 50 words) about the do-good, or artistic work you are doing, or want to do, to britt@brittbravo.com. career advice counseling artist creativity nonprofit social entrepreneurship activist. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders!

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!

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. "Building a better platform through user-powered design" Meet John T.

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. " I had a chance to do a quick video interview with her about her thoughts on women artists. Her talk was inspiring and often humorous, sharing her stories to illustrate her life's work as an artist, activist, author, teacher, and parent.

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

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It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. Here are the details : art… Artist Cindy Workman has a new show called “Les Demoiselles&# that features arresting, composite images of women fashioned from disparate sources including magazines, online images, even sewing pattern envelopes.

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. Through the glass, we can watch the fish swim, eat, and breath. Through a fish bowl blog, we can learn more about the everyday life of the institution and how staff contribute to the Walker's mission.

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

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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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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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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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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. In this funny and inspiring talk, the artists explain their art-first approach — and the importance of a neighborhood barbecue.” I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title.

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. In order to do this, we knew that we had to increase civic engagement both on and offline, so we recruited local street artists to help. The artists who participated felt a greater sense of connection to their communities.

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Adobe Photoshop CC Review

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The Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud has lots of functions, and it is the most advanced image editor designed for photographers, professional designers, and artists. With the Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, users can design websites, banners, mobile apps, posters, icons, and logos. Its user-friendly intuitive tools and templates make it quite easy for users to carry. The post Adobe Photoshop CC Review appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Photo Editor

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15 Best Free YouTube Downloaders in 2019

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It is accessed by many people worldwide; politicians, artists, and many other celebrities in the world of sports. YouTube is the undisputed king of HD videos. As such, it attracts a huge fan base. That notwithstanding, the platform has some very restrictive policies as far as the content download is concerned. Recently, they included the. The post 15 Best Free YouTube Downloaders in 2019 appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Tools Top List

4 Top Software Tools Every School Should Consider

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Many of our world’s future Presidents, CEOs, artists, and musicians spend day after day in school. They learn and practice and study to become the greatest they could possibly be in their chosen field. So why should our schools be anything less than perfectly equipped to provide an exceptional environment for our students and faculty?… … Guest Post

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.

6 Web Tools to Help Small Organizations Thrive

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This is a guest post by Ja-Naé Duane, artist, creative economist, social media strategist and a faculty member at Northeastern University. Ja-Naé is also CEO of Wild Woman Entrepreneurs, Ja-Naé Ventures, Co-founder of the Massachusetts Artist Leaders Coalition, Founder of The Leaders and author of "How to Start Your Business with $100.".(

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. “Never before has an artist had the power to get into a conversation directly with their audience,” cheers artist Stuart Semple in Gotham Magazine.

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RT @daveiam: RT @dmburrows: Looking for artists to donate their original music (ambient or experimental) for non-profit video project.

BBC News - Gromit charity art trail in Bristol attracts 200,000

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The 80 statues, decorated by well-known celebrities and artists, were being removed earlier having been on display since the end of June. BBC News - Gromit charity art trail in Bristol attracts 200,000 : More than 200,000 people collected a map to take part in the Gromit Unleashed arts trail in Bristol. They will be auctioned off on 3 October to raise money for charity and will be displayed in Clifton later this month.

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