“Human rights and the widespread denial of human rights is the most important subject in the world. At our peril, we close. . . read more
At one point or another, I think everyone feels like their time is being stretched. Work, family, random events you can’t get. . . read more
“Culture and the arts are essential means by which all people explain their experience, shape their identity and imagine the future. People need the arts to make sense of their lives, to know who they are.”
These words were thoughtfully written by Holly Sidford, and they perfectly describe. . . read more
How often are aspiring artists told that they will neither find a job nor be talented enough to make art a career? And yet art. . . read more
For most creative people, creative stillness is the worst possible fate. Whether you call it artist’s block, stagnation, or. . . read more
In a 2002 report by the Arts Education Partnership it was shown that children exposed to the arts, such as drama, music and dance, are often more proficient at reading, writing and math.
In fact, while many people still think of art as frivolous, it has been found over and over again that it not only. . . read more
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends. . . read more
Film director Robert Wise stated many years ago that his three P’s were “passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this. . . read more
When I was a boy my sister and I spent most of our spare time entering painting competitions. We were both quite successful and won a lot of prizes, everything from bicycles to holidays. People told us that we had talent and should become artists. But I wasn't so sure.
I also had an art teacher at school who was also enthusiastic about my art, but I found her constant praise of my. . . read more
Dear artists, There’s a little known skill that all current and future successful artists possess. Unfortunately, many. . . read more
Sometimes the most innovative ideas are simply a reconfiguration of existing ones. The trick, of course, is finding that magical. . . read more