From simple marketing software to the best blogs on the business of art, hereâs our master list of essential online resources to take your art career to the next level.
What is an online Sales Funnel and how does this apply to Visual Artists? Maximise your sales by developing a solid sales strategy.
It’s easy to be crushed by defeat but it doesn’t have to mean you have to give up.
Not all blocks of free time are created equal. Follow these steps to find your best time to write.
I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it.
“The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.”
It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?
Formed from wood, resin, and beeswax, Canadian jeweler Secret Wood forms tiny worlds within the space of a finger. These environments contain everything from snowcapped mountains to deep blue lagoons, appearing like tiny snow globes atop one’s hand.
Libraries are “the original sharing economy.”
With the rise of the internet has come a popular surge in people looking to be freaked out. Why?
How one mistake can have a ripple effect on our creative courage for the rest of our lives.
When you cobble together various writing jobs to get by, it can be easy to forget you’re an artist, too…
Have you ever created a body of work just so you could sell at lower prices? If so, you might have created a problem for yourself.
People are up in arms about signs at the Victoria and Albert Museum banning not just photography but also sketching in its latest temporary exhibition, Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear.
“Nothing awakens us to the reality of life so much as a true love.”
Since 1996, the Rumsey collection’s online database has been open to all, currently offering anyone with an internet connection access to 67,000 maps from all over the globe, spanning five centuries of cartography.
Why carving out your own artistic voice is the most important thing you can do as a creative.The ultimate goal is artistic expression, and not necessarily artistic perfection.
Only one trend is closely associated with their use.
Limits are not, well, limiting. Framed correctly, putting a cap on your ambition and future plans is tremendously freeing.
The massive crowds at marquee museums are miserable whether you want to look at the art or photograph it.
Thinker, lover, father, King’s man: to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, great writers explore different sides of Shakespeare. Beginning a week-long series, James Shapiro reveals why his work took a dark turn with the death of Elizabeth
What makes a great music teacher so effective? Below are 19 clues, taken from the approaches of three renowned artist-teachers.
If you’re an introvert like me, who sees any ‘confidence boosting’ tip online as the tastiest link bait in the online ocean, then you’ve probably read this one: ‘Fake it until you make it’. The problem with this advice, is that it can lead to that dreaded… imposter syndrome.
Swedish photographer Erik Johansson had a vision for a digital photograph of a lake shattering like a mirror, an image he wanted to produce as accurately as possible.
Although it’s only been a few months since we mentioned Harvard’s splendid pigment collection housed inside the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the team over at Great Big Story just took their cameras inside for a closer look.
Do you have a loveable mascot in your own studio? We asked artists to share photos of their dogs, cats and other pets who keep them company and inspire them.
Why failing to disengage from work in our off hours may set us up for burnout and a downward performance spiral.
Tips on cataloging and documenting art and preserving your personal story for collectors, gallerists, and curators to help you build your art career.
The amount of data in the digital universe — including vast collections of computer files, historic archives, movies, photo collections, and other digital information stored on devices worldwide — …
We crave offline connections—real interactions with . . . what are they called again? Humans! Use these ideas to market your work effectively.
Your Etsy customers will judge you on a number of factors — and the name of the shop is certainly one of them. These tips can help you name your Etsy shop.
A retrospective of the most deplorable hairstyle choices in classical music.
Don’t hold your breath.
In this new series of outdoor installations artist Briancoshock has turned abandoned manhole covers on the streets of Milan into cramped miniature rooms complete with hanging artwork, kitchen utencils, and tiled walls.
Mckenna Hallett exposes the “elephant in the room” which is the artist’s fear of selling. She offers a positive, uplifting approach to selling your work.
There are thousands of free old time radio shows available for streaming or downloading.
Over at digital arts community a user challenged others to create images of fake video games based off of famous artworks.
The bicentenary of Charlotte’s birth next month has produced a slew of events that highlight the sisters appeal to all ages
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Gallery System Art Displays has issued the Call for Nominations for its 2016 ArtsUp Award, which will honor two community-oriented arts organizations in the United States with awards of art hanging equipment. Now in its fourth year, the award program seeks to upgrade the art display capabilities of innovative, effective public and non-profit arts groups, to […]
A branch of Oxfam in Swansea has asked donors to bring less Fifty Shades and more 60s vinyl. Are Britains charity shops stuffed with more bestselling soft porn than they know what to do with?
Art was no part of my milieu when I was growing up; nor was art criticism. I must have first heard tell of that profession in the movies. I dimly recall watching a horror film about the enmity between an artist who declares alive by my hand! and a critic whose motto is alive by […]
And it really, really wasn’t easy to find out.
Number 5: Big books are a great arm workout, no gym required.
Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog? Distractibility may just be a sign of creative potential.
An analysis of literacy behaviors and standardized test results for 61 nations reveals some surprises…
I hear it all the time…. “I want to get in to studio lighting, but I just don’t have the money.” Well, you actually do. And if you care that much about the studio/ engineered lighting world, jumping in to it is actually much more affordable than you think
It seems like there’s 1,000 blog posts every month about the joys of freelance. Real life, on the other hand, is a bit more complicated.
Susan Cain on quiet leadership, the “creativity gap,” stigmas attached to out-of-the-box thinkers, and more…
Putting together a coffee table sized etch a sketch was quite an adventure. The results are pretty great too!
And other tales from the intersection of art and science
Get better at marketing on Instagram and grow your small business with tips from Erin Dollar of Cotton and Flax.
A technique called x-ray fluorescence has allowed a glimpse of the original hues of two versions of Van Goghâs room in Arles that he painted in the 1880s
Artist Bob and Roberta Smith launches Art UK, which already covers more than 200,000 paintings, many of them hidden from public view