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Making Time for Creativity: The Make Time Clock

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Time is essential for creativity. Creativity is essential for generating ideas and innovation. And ideas and innovation are what will drive future eco...

New York Photographer Jonathan Higbee Speaks Out About Street Photography

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Jonathan Higbee For some time now I have been an admirer of Jonathan Higbee's photography. It's calm and very zen, especially fo...

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Gifts for Screenwriters

ScreenCraft | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment

What is the perfect present for that dear person you know that just happens to be a screenwriter?

Q: Tarantino-Inspired Works by Shaine Schroeder

John Gascot | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
John Gascot

Ask me to describe film director and writer Quentin Tarantino in a single word and I'll pass. It's an impossible task. His films crashed their way into our cinematic psyche like a bloody bowling ball through pins of cookie-cutter movie formulas.

How Innovation Can Sustain the Music Industry

James Stoddah | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
James Stoddah

The music industry has 99 problems, but the paradigm shift could present its own solutions. Record labels have been forced to change their business model, but the artist's role helps reduce their overheads and offset the diminishing profits from digital sales.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Art Business

Catherine Orer | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Catherine Orer

I spent most of the last week speaking to people around me, artists and entrepreneurs alike who were asking themselves the same question: Is it really worth all the trouble?

How to Respond When a Co-Worker Steals Your Idea

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I was humbled by the great response to last week's post, "How to Steal Your Co-Workers' Ideas." Close to 10,000 readers took time to read it on LinkedIn, and nearly 60 shared their thoughts.

5 Crucial Considerations to Help You Better Steward Criticism

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We often discuss how to be better stewards of time, money, and resources, but have you ever considered the importance of stewarding criticism?

What's it Like to be an Artist in Cuba?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

Bogotà. One of its sunny Sundays, car-free, carefree day. Perfect conditions to absorb the energy of this dynamic city. Filling my eyes with the colo...

Making Hard Choices

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kali Hawlk

And I'm scared to put my agency behind something because I'm distinctly uncomfortable with the idea of slinging my pack over my shoulders and walking over the horizon, knowing I'll never return to this place again.

Adrian Wilson's Challenge: Be Who You Are

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Samantha Matcovsky

That task, be who you are, often comes heavy with apprehension, disapproval and ultimately, a challenge.

Writing for Our Post-9/11 Times: Part II

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

A superpower also has a moral responsibility to handle its power appropriately. Similarly, its artists have a responsibility to consider the "can" and the "should."

Paul Solberg on Photographing Ai Weiwei, World Travels, Social Media, and His New Book

Sissi Johnson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Sissi Johnson

Nomadic photographer Paul Solberg gives us a walk down memory lane and a glimpse of the future. An avid traveler, Solberg is a native of Minnesota and New York transplant whose artwork resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection.

Writing for Our Post-9/11 Times: Part I

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.10.2015 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

The basic question is: As writers, what is our relationship to our times?

Separating Art From The Artist

Quora | Posted 11.11.2015 | Arts

Artists are not a monolithic group. Many throughout history have courted celebrity. In the days when all art was commissioned, the more famous (or notorious) you were, the more likely it was that you could become the court painter, or get commissions for portraits.

The Top Ten Reasons You Should Work for Free -- Unless You Are Wil Wheaton

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 11.06.2015 | Media
Stacie Huckeba

I'm a blogger, not a journalist. This is all stuff I would be doing over on Wordpress for free, but here I can hopefully inspire more people and a reach a broader audience with their platform. And I have.

How To Stop Working For Exposure AKA 'Free'

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

Every single time I have filtered my decision through the process, I always end up receiving more than I have given therefore never having to apply for a job again. 

Challenging the Corpocracy: When Art Confronts Capitalism

FIXCapitalism | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston is hosting Corpocracy, a group exhibition surveying culture jamming, intervention, satire and viral strategies in relation to capitalism and corporate culture through the works of 13 artists.

Can Artists Afford to Live in London?

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

What I was most excited for at this years' Frieze was not just the artworks, but the talks, especially one that aimed to investigate if the rising London prices can afford artists living in this city any longer?

Pope Francis and the Natural World

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si': On care for our common home, takes its title from a prayer composed by his namesake, St. F...

Paul Nosa on Sewing Art, Joan Rivers & Eating Eating

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Sarah Illingworth

Paul Nosa is a traveling sewing artist and musician. Armed with his self-made, solar-powered sewing machine he drives around the United States in his green van, asking people to conjure five-word scenarios, which he then sews.

Stop Trying to Follow Your Passion

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

There won't always be a lightbulb moment. You may not identify the exact second something clicks into place for you, when the planets align or a particular experience sparks a specific train of thought that leads to deep understanding.

Juan Travieso at the Jenn Singer Gallery

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

In the vanguard of Cuban artists injecting the richness of their art and culture into the American mainstream, Juan Travieso has exhibited in four museum shows, designed a clothing collection for West Coast brand Etnies and garnered a following of top-tier art collectors.


Michael Mauldin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

To young people, it's vital to broaden your knowledge and understanding of life, and to embrace your distinctiveness, your individuality, your uniqueness. To my older generation, the world still wants to hear your thoughts, your dreams, and your inspirations.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Memories of Who We Are

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.