Schools across the U.S. are trying to save visual-arts and music education by assessing them with uniform exams.
Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university.
We’re listening to more songs than ever thanks to YouTube. Why that isn’t necessarily music to the ears of Taylor, Bono, and the big labels.
YouGov says middle-aged men â not bushy-eyed millenials are fuelling the record renaissance. We hit the stores of Soho to test their data…
People buy art for many reasons. Knowing what motivates your own customers gives you valuable insight to increase your art sales.
Women have been fundamental to the art of photography since, well, there were photographs.”
7 reasons why you should strike out on an adventure ASAP.
Use these unconventional methods to be more creative every day.
Learn how to translate your client’s most confusing comments into actionable feedback.
You didn’t do it. You said you were going to. You thought about it, dreamed about it, imagined what people would say when you finally did it. But here you are, still having not written a book.
A sales strategy for artists that isn’t forced, unnatural, or makes you into a push salesperson. Guest blogger Mckenna Hallett shares her techniques.
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Yayoi Kusama, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring — all the cool kids are doing it.
Knowing you have a safety net makes you less likely to make the leap.
Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?
Thoughts and feelings are constellations in the mind of a man with a rare form of synesthesia.
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making…
In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website.
The city of Toronto deserves a class of patrons that are more cognizant of concert decorum. Here at Musical Toronto we feel it is necessary to clarify the rules and expectations for concert dress.
As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as “episodes” and “seasons” rather than “books.”
Almost 50 new approaches to finance, collaboration and fundraising have been put forward in the Birmingham Cultural Investment Enquiry.
“The Keeper” at the New Museum posits that collecting is much more than a compulsion.
Has much changed since Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain”?
The art historian examines the long legacy of the Baroque painter
Expertly telling your story is the best kind of organic marketing you can do to promote your art because people care almost as deeply about how you create, as they do about the end product.
Smartphones and multitasking have stoked an explosion in audiobooks. Publishers, spotting a juggernaut, are expanding their offerings and enlisting star narrators.
A primer on planning, presenting and posting your best work…
Artists, architects and curators tell us about the spaces they love—and hate…
He called them his “Midnight Paintings.”
If you’ve visited a museum in the last few days and spotted larger-than-average groups of people wandering around and looking a tad lost, their eyes glued to their phones…
A handy guide to navigating what’s coming up next in the design world…
The fate of Cooper’s long-running Web site is a chilling reminder that creative work lives online at the mercy of the platforms that host it…
Augmented reality tourism, drunk seagulls, subway deserts and a failed zero-carbon city feature in this weekâs roundup of the best city stories
In the late 90s, JT LeRoy’s autobiographical tales of abuse as a young man became cult hits, beloved of celebrities from Lou Reed to Winona Ryder. Then the baffling story of the authorâs true identity emerged. A new film reveals the makings of the myth
Gabrielle Berlatier was a farmer’s daughter who kept her traumatic encounter with the artist a secret…
Painting of Christ once owned by the Sun King went missing for 200 years and was almost completely obscured by age and layers of dirt
Would you like to have a Vermeer or a Caravaggio in your living room above the sofa? Maybe a van Gogh or a Degas painting would be a better match for your drapery and credenza?
Most readers of fiction in North America are, by a wide margin, women. The books are being marketed to them
What are the best ways to be supportive of an artist’s endeavors?
A generation of readers raised on Harry Potter has had a knock-on effect on demand for fantasy fiction, and left publishers scrambling to sign up women
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, itâs nearly impossible for a poor kid to find something to read…
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories…
As a student of art history, I love reading about communities of artists that evolved organically over the centuries…
For as long as I can remember I’ve been interested, in a clinical way, in silence…
The educational website WorldWideLearn recently culled data from the American Community Survey and the Local Arts Index to rank the 15 most creatively inspiring cities in the United States…
13 truly useful productivity tips that are NOT hard. Do the ones that look easiest to you, and I promise you that good things will happen.
Internationally, governments can play an important role creating occupational equity for the arts – but there is a catch.
These are the seven lessons I learned as an amateur writer that helped me to become a full-time writer.
How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?
Inside the secret apartments of New York’s libraries…
Apple patents for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.
All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness…
Learn about the various types of email newsletter that are sent by authorsâwith pros and cons of eachâplus how to choose which type YOU should send.
Have you ever felt like such a fake as a blogger and a writer that you want to walk away and never feel that way again?