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. During our holiday party, we displayed thirty pieces of art provided by Creativity Explored , a San Francisco-based nonprofit arts organization. After admiring this collection of art at our holiday party, our staff cast votes for their favorite works. art Party disabilities artwork Bookshare

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Learnings From The Artist’s Way + How They Can Apply to Your Creative Team

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I first learned of Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity during a creatively difficult time in my life. She called her time in Boston “an elongated artist date.” An artist date? Like when you go on a date with an artist?


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Canada Council for the Arts accepting funding applications from Indigenous artists and organizations

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The Canada Council for the Arts is currently accepting funding applications from Indigenous artists and organizations in two separate funding streams. Short-Term Projects The Short-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional and aspiring artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations.

TLA for Arts: Artist Trust


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

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations. The large difference is that most funders tend to direct a majority of their arts funding to local and regional organizations.

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6 Healing Artists

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"Art is a wound turned into light."- I truly believe that art can heal, which is why I love producing the Arts and Healing Podcast for the Arts and Healing Network. If you have ideas for people we should interview, email the Arts and Healing Network team at ahn AT artheals DOT org. Georges Braque As I mentioned in my Fun-Do list last week, one of my favorite things to do is collage.

Creativity is not just for artists

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"Creativity is not just for artists. One of the daily practices we were encouraged to foster during the program was art-as-meditation , to do something creative each day (e.g. I was pretty regular with my art-as-meditation practice while I was in school and for a little while afterwards, and then it fell away. As I''ve continued with pushing my metaphorical boulder up a hill, the idea of an art-as-meditation practice keeps popping up. The big art is our life. "~ M.C.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Sobey Art Award

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Nominations are now open for the 2022 Sobey Art Award, as one of the most generous prizes for contemporary artists in the world celebrates 20 years of championing visual arts in Canada. Founded in 2002, the Sobey Art Award is funded by the Sobey Art Foundation (SAF) and organized and presented by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC). The Award propels the careers of artists through financial support and […].

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

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Note from Beth:  If you've been a long-time reader of this blog, you know that I was trained as a classical musician ( flute ), then later worked in nonprofit arts organizations in marketing, fundraising, and eventually was an executive director of a small chamber orchestra before working as a consultant with many organizations and agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts.  The arts community is so powerful in telling stories. Photo by Wally G.

Building Immersive, Innovative Digital Experiences for Arts and Culture

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Arts organizations serve as a vital heartbeat for local communities, infusing creativity, transforming spaces, and bringing together diverse audiences. The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts: Elevating a world-class cultural landmark.

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.

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? 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.

The Best Digital Art Software For Drawing & Painting of 2021

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Are you stranded on the best digital art software you can use? Have you ever thought of bringing your artistic creativity to life? Well, why not use digital art software for. The post The Best Digital Art Software For Drawing & Painting of 2021 appeared first on Well, in this article you will learn about the ten best that will make your creative work easy. This will help unleash your creativity.

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


An arts organization develops a technology plan to help meet diverse constituent needs. 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.

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. Looks like Arts Wire, the next generation! 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. Greg also has an excellent post on blogging in the arts.

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.

Predictions for a Post-Pandemic Future for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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As we head into the final months of 2020, some parts of the country are opening up more than others, consumers are itching to get out of their homes, and arts and culture organizations are at a pivotal moment in planning for their comeback.

How the Currier Museum of Art Prepared for Its Reopening

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We sent weekly Membership Monday emails; created a new space online and on social media with story time, art activities, curatorial walk throughs; provided holiday meals for purchase from our café each month; and hosted Zoom talks with artists from our collection.

Turning Waste into Beautiful Art

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I'm thrilled to say that one of our winning 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest submissions is TechSoup member Cary Creative Center , or "C3," an organization working to save materials from the landfill by turning them into beautiful art. Betsy Dassau, C3's founder and executive director, believes in the power of art. As Betsy says, "One of the things we say about art is that it's a universal language. "There is no such thing as 'away.'

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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.

Favianna Rodriguez: Political Digital Artist and Printmaker

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"I think about how many times I didn't like the color of my skin, because I didn't see myself in any art. 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. Favianna is the co-founder of the EastSide Arts Alliance and Visual Element. I'm an artist and an institution builder.

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


Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman JAN 25, 2007 Art in New York People love our See3 logo. It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman.

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.

Inconveniently, Subscriptions Still Sustain the Arts

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This post was originally published on Analysis from TRG Arts. Have you ever wondered why so many arts organizations still sell subscriptions? Many in the arts industry say that the subscription model is dead. Depending on your point of view, these organizations are seen as a last gasp of a dying model, or proof that, despite the arts industry’s best efforts to kill it, subscriptions are still viable. Art cannot meaningfully exist without an audience.

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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.

4 Clever Ways to Recruit and Retain More Members at Arts & Cultural Organizations

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These aren’t just jokes for people who like art — they’re real membership categories at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston. Al though I live a thousand miles away, I almost bought a membership just to support their art puns. .

Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

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NSD) aimed to improve the voting experience and increase civic engagement using public art. Working with the Knight Foundation, Mural Arts, Committee of Seventy and other key nonprofit partners, HMC created a completely new way to look at, and impact, voter turnout and experience here in Philadelphia. Over the course of our 24-week voter engagement campaign, NSD hired 60 artists to create 60 “Vote Here/Vote Aqui” signs. Involve Artists from the Very Beginning.

Art and Aging: Tim Carpenter of EngAGE

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One of its project is the Burbank Senior Artists Colony , a first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs (how cool is that?). The NOHO Senior Arts Colony and the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony will open in 2012. I truly believe that projects like EngAGE are models for happy and healthy senior communities, so I was thrilled when EngAGE's founder, Tim Carpenter, agreed to chat with me for the Arts and Healing Network's Podcast.

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Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition

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project will focus on apps for arts organizations, with a practical. We'll share some interesting apps developed for arts. Discovering Public Art with Public Art Omaha. engage with public art? Public Art Omaha created a searchable online database and mobile apps (for Apple and Android ) that do just that. The really cool thing is how Public Art Omaha did it: their public art. Engaging Audiences at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies

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I'm prepping for a workshop on Social Media and wanted do a round up of recent compelling examples of arts organizations using social media strategies and tools. I've covered arts organizations and social media here and there over the past three years and last winter co-wrote a cover story article with Rebecca Krause-Hardie for ArtsReach. All evaluations are private; all artists are unnamed. The art will be displayed in order of the average juried scores. Artist Blogs.

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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 photo above is the cubicle and workspace of Eric Williams who is a new media designer at the Walker Art Center and one of the staff bloggers who contributes to the Walker New Media Initiative Blog. This Walker Blog let's us peer into the inner workings of the art institution.

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? But for museum and art wonks, it could be. Artists and administrators grapple with the shifting roles of institutions as hosts and incubators for creative work.

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? If visitors can smash stuff when anointed to do so by an artist, but not otherwise, how do they understand that action? It is not acceptable to walk into a museum and destroy another artist''s work of art.

Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!

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As of May 2, I will be the executive director of the Museum of Art & History at McPherson Center in Santa Cruz, CA (here's the press release ). Because of the increased workload I expect in the months to come, as well as the likely possibility that we will start a Museum of Art & History blog, I'm lowering my Museum 2.0 And then I started learning about the situation at the Museum of Art & History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz. Museum of Art and History

TechSoup Canada Art Installation

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My favorite-thing-of-the-week award goes to Toronto artist Gil Martinez for this art installation he designed to help celebrate the launch of TechSoup Canada. All of the key stakeholders who attended the launch celebration were delighted by the exhibition, and we have plans to display Gil's art permanently at the TechSoup Global headquarters in San Francisco.

Arts Tourism Vlog

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The [link] explores artists and artist resources in New York's Hudson River Valley. Check out the interview with the Dutchess Arts Council ! Interesting use of the medium

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Hurricane Sandy Art Relief: An Interview with Elana Haviv

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As some of you know, in addition to producing my own podcast, The Big Vision Podcast , I also produce the Arts and Healing Network's Podcast , where I recently interviewed Elana Haviv, the Founder and Executive Director of the Children's Movement for Creative Education (CMCE) about their Hurricane Sandy Art Relief Caravan Project which was featured in The Huffington Post article, Art Heals Heartache for Sandy Kids.

Arts Activist Naomi Natale and The One Million Bones Project

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I have to begin that conversation, even if it just ends with a conversation." - Naomi Natale, One Million Bones Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones , a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma. Over 550 cradles were created and donated by artists around the world.

Voting on Art and its Surprising Consequences

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What happens when you let visitors vote on art? Each of these invited members of the public to vote on art in a way that had substantive consequences--big cash prizes awarded, prestige granted, exhibitions offered. This citywide festival showcased work by 1,517 artists competing for a $200,000 top cash prize awarded by public vote. 1,708 artists participated. An estimated 18,000 people attended, of which 4,929 nominated artists for the show.

Art Brings People Together: Measuring the Power of Social Bridging

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We have witnessed and experienced incredible moments of transformation: homeless people and history buffs working together on historic restoration, graffiti artists and knitters collaborating on new artistic projects, visitors from different backgrounds making collages, or sculptures, or dance performances together. inclusion Museum of Art and History research social bridging Unusual Projects and Influences

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The Art of Tech: Zero1 Festival App to Capture the Crowd

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Nonprofit arts organization Zero1 needed a way to help people make sense of its biennial, Seeking Silicon Valley, scheduled for September 2012. As recently noted by Frank Barry of Blackbaud, technology plays a key role as the art and culture sector engages its audience. For Zero1, an organization whose mission is at the intersection of art and technology, a tech-based approach to this problem makes perfect sense.

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Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

Museum 2.0

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. Labels will reference the importance of her work in the context of the art world. The curator and any educators will work around and noticeably behind the artist herself. Art museums struggle with seeming "pretentious" and narrow in their interpretation. A genius has just created a major body of work.

Telling the story in a new way: Should arts leaders use impact evaluation?

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posted by Christopher Haines Artistic Director & Co-Founder, iTheatre Collaborative. To borrow from the song: “Art is a many splendored thing.” Art is also very subjective. Again borrowing: “One man’s trash is another man’s art.” So, what is the value of art? Recently, I attended a conference on arts education. Impact evaluation in the arts, and its broader use for leaders of any nonprofit, can drive results.