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
Digital culture has enveloped us more quickly and more thoroughly than most of us had imagined. But what can be done about it?
A little bit of clutter, and especially tolerance of that clutter, can be good for the soul.
Psychologists generally consider creativity to be the domain of the young…
If you have an important exhibition coming up, give it the space it deserves. Create a special page on your website just for your show.
Have you ever given up on a writing project part-way through, perhaps after months or years of work? I’ve abandoned plenty (three novels and two blogs, at the last count). I’ve also stuck with others even when I thought […]
The basics of business registration and protecting your work.
Trademark and copyright laws are getting more complex every year. That’s why our in-house attorney is offering up her best practices for entrepreneurs.
The Wellcome Library in London announced this week that they’re releasing more than 100,000 high-resolution images online for Creative Commons use.
The folks over at Que Interesante created this clever sticker pack for crayons, effectively turning color names into the chemical compounds the correlate with each hue.
More than ever today, it is essential that we look at all students individually to try to understand their strengths, abilities, interests, and motivations.
An explanation of why all artists can succeed and how Klein Artist Works facilitates it.
The practical case for sharing your work often with those outside of your company…
World Press Photo yesterday announced the winners of its 2016 contest, honoring the best news photos captured in 2015. Above is a breakdown of the cameras
People don’t buy what you do or why you do it. They buy how it makes them feel…
It’s a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing
A retired doctor visited a Paris auction house in March with a portfolio of drawings. It contained a work now attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and valued at about $15.8 million.
Driven by super-human forces and undaunted by the powers of nature, artist Simon Beck (previously) trudges across sand or through knee-high snow to create massive geometric drawings left behind in his footprints. From sandy expanses on the shore of New Zealand to frigid outlooks in the Swiss Alp
Want to build an art business? What are you willing to put up with to get there?
Reinventing yourself isn’t just a stunt, it’s required to survive.
The future belongs not to the strongest or the smartest, but those who can collaborate—with humans and machines—most effectively.
Turbo-charge your creative projects with Fred Deakin’s advice on seeking outside perspective.
Stocksy gives its verdict on the photography trends of the year.
Psychologists have found that the creative personality contains layers of depth, complexity and contradictions.
New public domain release makes high-resolution photos, illustrations and more available for free.
Every choice, from the leather couch you buy to the business you start, will cost you.
The First Folio is the first printed collection of all of Shakespeare’s plays, assembled by two of his buddies after he died. Without it, plays like Macbeth and Twelfth Night might not have survived.