Arts and Technology

September 22, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"Remember, this was before TV, and just as radio was getting off the ground. Film productions were novelty shorts in a world of vaudeville and live theatre, musicals, opera, and dance," said M L Clark for Only Sky Media. "So how did one make money as a creator? Well, in part through royalties off live performance, and in part by selling the music directly, to a market of households that usually had at least one person who could play an instrument or sing. But if someone figured out how to bypass purchasing sheet music, on a mass scale? Well, then they’d be affecting music publishers’ profits, and by extension the artists. How would creators survive, if no one was paying for their work?"

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August 23, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"Over the last 150 years, humanity has experienced a breakneck pace of growth, not only in science and technology, but in population and data production. How could we as a species deal with so much knowledge unless we turned to hyper-specialization? We have done that well," said Kamal Sinclair (Guild of Future Architects) for NEA. "However, we still have not understood that the potential of these specializations is limited unless we can construct robust collaborative networks across fields and disciplines. At this point, we are so hyper-specialized that we are missing critical connections for discovery, design principles in our systems development, and context for defining meaning."

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August 8, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

From NEA: "In June 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts published Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Digital Technology as a Creative Medium. This report is the culmination of a nearly two-year research study into artists whose practices are rooted in digital technologies. Launched in partnership with the Knight Foundation and Ford Foundation, with research conducted by 8 Bridges Workshop and Dot Connector Studio, the report explores the broad spectrum of tech-centered artistic practice, as well as the networks, career paths, and hubs of activity that support this work."

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June 29, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"Google's first-ever Image Equity Fellowship is a 6-month, application-based Fellowship awarded to 20 early-career image-based creators of color in the US. Selected Fellows will receive $20,000 in unrestricted funds to create an image-based project that explores and uplifts community(ies) of color with care and nuance."

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December 9, 2021 by Nadia Elokdah

Sharnita C. Johnson, chair-elect of Grantmakers in the Arts Board, has been chosen as a winner of the 2021 Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit!.

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August 19, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In an essay published by the National Endowment for the Arts, Eleanor Savage discussed how the pandemic "has highlighted and amplified technology’s central place in every aspect of our daily lives" and "the vital role of artists in the development and shaping of social and cultural tools and in world-building through technology."

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February 12, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Communications Network designed an accessibility resource page to provide information and resources on how to create and maintain an inclusive environment that is accessible to those with disabilities.

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February 5, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The California Arts Council announced its new Innovations + Intersections pilot grant program, which seeks to serve as "a resource for nonprofits statewide to implement creative strategies that take on urgent community needs crossing the technology and health sectors," according to a press release.

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August 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $3.5 million grant to Northwestern University's Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts, a collaborative partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago to investigate and conserve art. The center has worked to uncover hidden details in paintings by Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O’Keeffe, and László Moholy-Nagy.

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December 15, 2016 by Monica

At a roundtable of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM), leaders from the military, veteran, public, and private sectors met to discuss how to bring greater access to the arts and creative arts therapies for military service members, veterans, their families and caregivers. Ahead of the meeting, Americans for the Arts released a briefing summarizing progress that has been made on the recommendations from NIAHM’s seminal 2013 report, Arts, Health, and Well-being Across the Military Continuum.

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