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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10 Incredible Photoshop Artists on Instagram

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Here is a compilation of ten of the best photoshop artists on Instagram that will make you be amazed by their creativity. There are different artists around, each one with a different perspective of life. Hence, these ten Photoshop artists use their sense.


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5 Ways That Can Help With Boosting Your Successful Artistic Career 

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Starting any artistic career means turning your artistic talent into a job which is never an easy thing to do. Being creative and comping up with the content may come easy to artistically inclined people but that’s not all there is about building a career.

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.

Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2022

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The Ontario Heritage Trust is now accepting applications to the 2022 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. The residency program is open to professional Canadian artists practising a wide array of disciplines. Artists will have the opportunity […]. The post Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2022 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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. Kimberlee Roth. Out-Word, LLC. read more

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.

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.


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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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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 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 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.

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!

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


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.

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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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.

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


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.

Instagram To Match Seven Users’ Fundraisers Through Giving Tuesday

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6, the social media platform announced it would match Instagram fundraisers of seven artists and creators through Giving Tuesday. To celebrate Instagram’s 11th birthday on Oct.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


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.

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

Steven Tyler’s Janie’s Fund Releases Autographed Designer Tees To Raise Funds

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Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and his philanthropic initiative, Janie’s Fund, teamed up with apparel company Citizen-T and artist Brian Fox to develop upcycled designer tees, personally signed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer, to benefit charity.

2021 Lacey Prize call for nominations is now open

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This prize recognizes the critical role artist-run centres and small arts organizations play to support artists and foster emerging practices in Canada. The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) announced the call for nominations for the 2021 Lacey Prize.

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


The arts and culture focus areas in this list include performing arts, artists, art education programs, museums, visual arts, and beyond. They fund artists and arts organizations that create, present, and provide access to artistic excellence and inspire engagement.

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Virtual Events Made the Conventions and the Inauguration Celebrations More Accessible

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How amazing to see John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Yo-Yo Ma and Katie Perry (among so many amazing artists), and I loved that ordinary Americans got to introduce these stars. On January 20, I watched the Presidential Inauguration celebration from my couch.

Non-Fungible Fundraising: NFTs for Good

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New records for sales of the digital good seem to be reached each week with an upcoming sale of NFT artist Beeple’s ‘Everydays’ compilation went for $69 million in March, 2021 (source: The Verge ).

8 Video Game Design Colleges for Students

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for the job of a video game designer, which is put under the Special Effects Artists. Are you passionate about video games? Why not turn your passion into a career?

11 Best Free Mp3 Music Download Sites in 2021

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We’ve compiled a list of 11 online music download sites, where you can find your favorite artists or songs, or discover new styles. Are you still looking for the free Music Downloader?

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Boosting Your Association's Revenue with Attractive Microcopy

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We particularly appreciate search bar suggestions, like how Spotify invites users to search not only a song title but an artist or a podcast too. Have you ever been to a restaurant, museum or shopping mall and needed to use the bathroom?

The 4 New Music Genres in 21st Century

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It is not so important in which genre the artist creates music and whether it is. Academic electronics of the 20s, rock ‘ n ‘ roll of the 50s, and hip-pop of the early 80s are music that has remained in the past.

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The Race for Relevance Revisited

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Dario Fo, a Nobel Prize-winning playwright, director, and performer once said, “A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance.”.

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


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.

Forward Unto the Breach: Don’t Rest on Nonprofit Laurels


I came up with an idea to mesh my love of weekend crafts fairs and artist open studio visits with my day job. and was delighted to find the artist community to be extremely generous. Once I had a few donations in hand, I had postcards printed with beautiful photos of the artists’ work.

Apply now to join GivingTuesday’s global learning lab and fellowship

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GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective is a global learning lab and innovative fellowship for grassroots organizers, activists, artists, and changemakers. The program recognizes, supports, and uplifts the extraordinary leadership arising from within communities to meet needs and provide healing, leadership that is often under recognized and under supported. Have a great idea to increase civic participation in […].

5 Social Media Templates for Nonprofit Fundraising Events

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Check out our list of [ARTISTS/SPEAKERS/ENTERTAINERS] who will make [EVENT NAME] an unforgettable experience. Check out our list of artists who will make Mayfield Music Festival an unforgettable experience. By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect.