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. 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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Digital Literacy SKills Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Seth Godin has a post called " The Growing Productivity Divide " where he lists some basic digital literacy skills that incorporate social media tools. Digital or Internet literacy skills are nothing new - my first introduction was over ten years when Doug Johnson developed the Mankato Scale. I used to teach " Digital Literacy Workshops " in 1997 to introduce Web 1.0 skills to artists and educators.

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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. The curator and any educators will work around and noticeably behind the artist herself. Artists and scientists both work in specific contexts on big, complicated ideas. So we focus on the idea that "artists are special" and that "art is complicated." A genius has just created a major body of work.

2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Kindful

Their funding priorities focus on the following areas of interest: financial literacy, workforce development, micro finance, entrepreneurship, leadership skills, and formal education.

Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations

Bloomerang

Their funding priorities focus on the following areas of interest: financial literacy, workforce development, micro finance, entrepreneurship, leadership skills, and formal education.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

Organizations like Room to Read , the Poetry Foundation , and Books in Homes USA work to promote literacy and the significance of literary works in our society - support their work today, bookworms! American Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered the first woman of Native American and African descent to achieve international fame as a sculptor at a time when artists of color were hardly celebrated and slavery was still legal. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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#CelebrateAdobeCC — It's a Wrap!

Tech Soup Blog

Our winners represent a little glamour from the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, plus some creativity from Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Literacy Services of Wisconsin. Thanks to TechSoup, we're able to save time and money, putting more of our budget and efforts toward the artists our audiences want to see on stage." Our third place, bronze prize goes to Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW). The end has come.

One Web. For All.

NTEN

For All. -- is all about digital inclusion, digital literacy, and working to close the many digital divides we face in our global society. We have partnered with Mozilla Service Week , which is September 14-21, to inspire our folks to organize digital literacy trainings and other efforts that help connect marginalized communities to online resources and build the corps of technology volunteers. Nathaniel James, OneWebDay.

Ask Britt: How can I combine the creative arts with social impact?

Have Fun - Do Good

Our web site serves as an international resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, art professionals, health care practitioners, and those challenged by illness. Art in Action Youth Leadership Training " Art in Action Youth Leadership Program uplifts and transforms the lives of young artists impacted by violence and poverty.

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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Build Staff Expertise and Reduce Information Overload

NTEN

The museum curator does research, is an expert in the particular artistic style, selects the best examples, puts them together in an exhibit, provides important context with annotation on the labels, and so on. One 21st century work place literacy is sense-making of information together and alone. [Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from an article in the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change.

Ask Britt: How to make a second hand bookstore a positive force for good

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week I announced a new weekly feature that I'm trying out on Have Fun * Do Good, Ask Britt , where you send in questions related to career design for artists and activists, and I'll do my best to answer them. Hold an annual fundraising event with readings and signings by local writers to benefit a literacy program at a school, nonprofit or library, or to give a grant to an aspiring local writer.

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[VIDEO] Measure Of Success: Creating Tools And Process To Report Impact

Bloomerang

So, if I provide 10 English as a second language or 10 computer literacy programs a year for 10 people, let’s just say that’s 100 pieces of content, that’s service. “Well, thanks to this $20,000, there are 12 local artists who have a place to hang their artwork.”

4 Things Non-Designers Should Know About Graphic Design

Tech Soup Blog

These days, people often share images that communicate a wealth of nuanced information (rather than relying on words), and visual literacy is becoming a requirement. Many artists like to keep a collection of some sort that reminds them of concepts or designs they really like, so that they can use them later as a source for inspiration. The future is a visual one.

REALLY Hot Women

Have Fun - Do Good

Anne publishes the independent magazine Punk Planet and also wrote a book called Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People (Soft Skull Press, 2004) and another called Stop Reading This: A Manifesto for Radical Literacy (Seattle Research Institute, 2004). While surfing for some more BlogHers to add to the Nonprofit and NGO BlogHer blogroll, I came across the REAL hot 100: See How Hot Smart Can Be.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was a quintessential Davos moment that drives home the accessibility of world and corporate leaders to each other and to social entrepreneurs, religious figures, artists, and the leaders of non-governmental organisations and trade unions. One corporate chief executive offered extensive in-kind support for our digital literacy enterprises that provide the disabled access to talking books and teach reading to teenagers and adults who are not yet literate.

Weaving the Web Into Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Starting way back in 1995-96 when the web was just starting to explode with content, I focused a lot on searching skills, information literacy skills, how to organize and retrieve your finds, etc. At least for artists/arts educators. Emily at Emily's World offers her thoughts about "Integrating Web Sites into Teaching." " She asks: "As a web designer, I am very interested in the future of educational websites.

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Is it time for a Social Reporter?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My first online community builder/facilitator job was with Arts Wire, an online network for artists, that used a unix-based, text-based online discussion software. Arts Wire, a project of NYFA, was originally intended to be a place for artists from all over the country to meet, exchange ideas, and talk about their work via the Internet. What does the Internet look like?

The Participatory Nonprofit?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These teens are actively involved what Jenkins calls "participatory culture" - a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one's creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices. He also identifies the new literacies and skills -- and while he is talking about this in the context of children and education.