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“People are consuming the musical equivalent of McDonalds: processed, mass produced, and flavorless.”
You can learn to be more creative in certain ways. But thatss just one side of the neurological coin.
Martin Herbert’s latest book, published by Sternberg Press, is about 10 artists who play with the system, struggle against it, or walk away altogether.
British researchers find a strong link between cultural engagement and participating in activities that benefit the community.
Want to create a hit song that will get you on the Billboard Top 10? Then you’re gonna need a committee. According to a new study, the number of writers and publishers on hit songs has increased substantially. In the 1960s, an average hit song on the Billboard Top 10 had an average of 1.87 …
Over the last decade, female writers have come to dominate crime fiction, a genre traditionally associated with men. But their appeal goes beyond the byline.
Don’t expect your best stuff to suddenly appear by magic. You can throw ideas up against the wall until somehow the fairy dust of your creative gift is released by the gods and floats down over all. But before any of that can happen, you need to figure out what you’re trying to say.
From an international zine shop in Shanghai to New York’s iconic bookstore for designers, here’s our list of the top design-oriented bookstores.
The messaging is clear. These covers are code for women’s fiction i.e. breezy, easy, accessible…
Stuck on what to write next? Head to a flea market or antique shop for some vintage-style inspirationâor use one of these great vintage postcards to jump-start your stories!
Full-time writing can be a feast or famine profession. Many writers dabble in it, and do not earn more than a few hundred dollars per …
For all those who are just starting off with Photoshop, Adobe has launched a free YouTube course to introduce you to the software and its most important features. Even if you already have some experience there may still be something new to learn. …
Computer scientists at Rutgers University developed a system to generate artworks that were deemed more communicative and inspiring than human-made art.
Ditch the paper planner with these four easy-to-use to-do list apps perfect for freelance writers.
If you’re creating prints of your art at home to sell at shows and online but balking at the quality you get from that $40 laser printer, you have a couple of options…
The results of the annual photo competition are now in…
Data analyzing over 2,000 logos from high-growth startups revealed some common design trends.
Wedding photographer Andrea Polito has been awarded $1.08 million by a jury in her defamation lawsuit against a couple who launched a public campaign again
Affordable Art Studio Project in Downtown St. Pete Florida
It’s a watershed moment as the black-dominate genre becomes the most consumed music style in the country
All-party inquiry demonstrates benefits to health and wellbeing of the arts, leading to fall in hospital admissions
Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills.
The information you consume over the course of the day has a significant impact on both your productivity and creativity.
Whatever else we take from it, Franz Kafka’s nightmarish fable The Metamorphosis offers readers an especially anguished allegory on troubled sleep.
If you want to write a book, there are two surprising skills you’ll need.
The inaugural exhibit at ARTECHOUSE, a new gallery in Washington, DC focused exclusively on digital art, is both dramatic and quietly poetic.
The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime
Haven’t you heard? Vlogging is the new blogging. Follow these steps by successful vlogger Amy Schmittauer and learn how to start vlogging today.
Today was a hard day. I have been applying to shows and public art projects, contacting blog curators, galleries, and pitching press releases for the past four weeks in an effort to break through and find an audience. My inbox held not just one, but three rejection notifications to applications I submitted. Gut punch…
The Queen of Crime made her wishes very clear: less wrinkles, less pink.
At Empac, musicians and technicians are learning to work with sophisticated advances in spatial audio technologies.
Twenty-one per cent of streaming viewers between the ages of 18 and 24 said they had accessed a digital-video service by using log-in credentials from someone outside their household
Deconstructing Edvard Munch’s famous painting
Here are some free graphic design software programs that should keep you on the good side of the bell curve and your head above the dirt.
Adobe Stock allows photographers to earn cash pursuing their biggest passions but stock sales strategies isn’t commonly found photographer’s resumes.
Motivation isn’t inspired by envy. When you compare with others, you kill your motivation. Know how to overcome envy and stay motivated.
Artist Ronit Baranga creates ceramic sculptural works she describes as existing on the “border between living and still life objects guaranteed to either tickle your funny bone or haunt your worst nightmares, depending on your perspective.
Selling your art and growing a successful business is about maintaining the right mindset…
How to support the creative artist in your life…
Some researchers suggest theyâre also depleting the benefits of drawing and other activities…
Thanks to Musical Toronto, you’ll have lots of talking points the next time you mingle with the classical music crowd, young and old!
The benefits of reading at every stage of a child’s development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy.
A look at the research…
Take a seat. There are lots of meetings involved…
The US artist was in Australia to create his largest-ever mural, a 44-metre-tall message of “peace and harmony”
Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers. It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it…
Ambitious 20-year, $50m redevelopment plan includes a raft of art projects, from large-scale sculptures to performance
According to the organisations 2017 Salary Survey, released today, US institutional pay has increased at a higher rate than the overall jobs market
Our city-by-city breakdown uncovered some surprises
They have been creating large-scale canvases of living grass, by tinkering with the natural growth process of this little plant in order to create impressive, photographic-like images.
Strategies for creating art and handmade work that encourage repeat buying…
These days it’s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative and entrepreneurial minds soaring to their greatest heights through the exact opposite approach.
“Stargoon.” “Turdly.” Is this really the best that it can do?