I'm heading for a career change, and want to get better at my two passions: creative writing (creative non-fiction) and photography. I'm looking for a grad program that helps me integrate both so I can tell both my own stories and other people's (NGOs, Foundations, etc) more persuasively. [more inside]
posted by leecohen
on May 10, 2013 -
Where can I find paints for kids that are "professional" quality yet not "professionally" expensive? I bought Crayola paints and they are terrible
. I am looking for something (a) reasonably priced but pigmented enough get my toddler excited about colors, (b) doesn't require swirling a brush for a good long minute to get the color going, (c) available on the internet. I don't mind if they are messy/unwashable.
I don't know anything about colors so please specify both the brand and the type of paint in your recommendation. If the paper makes a real difference, please recommend that too!
posted by rada
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I work for a small literary magazine. The incoming managing editor wants us to have a magazine app for tablets that appears on those virtual magazine racks. Is this a good idea, and if so what's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I'm at home ill at the moment, watching lots of films and reading a lot (this week I've watched 14 films and read 2 books). I'd like to find sites (or podcasts/lectures/etc) that intelligently examine media and/or popular culture. I regularly read articles on Popmatters
and sometimes the A.V. Club
(but not so much). What are your favourite film/media crit resources? Podcasts? Lectures? Thank you in advance for any help!
posted by everydayanewday
on Jan 29, 2013 -
Looking for good, critical books and resources on martial arts and fighting. I prefer them to be academic enough to have survived peer review, but will take what I can get. Anything martial arts related would do, I'm interested in understanding martial arts and fighting in a more general sense. [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee
on Dec 8, 2012 -
What does the documentary film making scene look like in Northeastern England? Where would one start looking for a community? jobs? opportunities?
posted by zany pita
on Oct 1, 2012 -
I would like to run a lot of monitors (100+) with a few computers. Functionality isn't important, the visual is. It's for an art space. Any suggestions?
posted by Optamystic
on Jun 21, 2012 -
Is Ambition required for Success? Is it possible to be too well adjusted? What if you don't like what you're good at? I have been struggling with the concepts of ambition and achievement in regard to self-esteem and a sense of self-worth (warning: long, vague) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 29, 2012 -
I'm on the board of an arts organization that is in a funding emergency. I'm looking for suggestions of ways to raise money for our organization in a hurry - we've lost funding we were counting on and will lose our paid staff if we can't come up with some answers in a hurry. Why anon? Going public with the degree we're in trouble may make things worse. Details: we're a convening/connecting organization that facilitates other arts organizations and individual artists/musicians/creatives activities. We do some programming and help other organizations and individuals develop their programming and artistic careers. Most organizations like us are funded by supporting organizations and or a small percentage tax but we weren't set up that way and all arts organizations in our region - shoot the whole country - are struggling. Throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 24, 2012 -
What is this mid-80's martial arts movie with two kids and terrible editing? It's not "No Retreat, No Surrender". [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Apr 5, 2012 -
I've been trying to put together a large group of people to participate in an artistic performance-based hobby that they all claim to enjoy. I'm the group leader, and it feels like I'm herding cats when it comes to getting people to commit to attending training sessions so that our shows will be of a high quality. I'm constantly altering my plans so that the least experienced people aren't left behind.
How can I get people to step up their game and commit to the group without alienating them? [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Mar 20, 2012 -
How do I figure out what I want to do and where I want to live and move to the other side of the country at the same time? Nature, dislike of large cities, an acting career...loooots of text inside, lots of explanation. Help! [more inside]
posted by Emms
on Mar 14, 2012 -
What are your favourite interesting, informative or unusual FB Groups or Pages? [more inside]
posted by Artaud
on Feb 20, 2012 -
I'm going to college! (fo' realz this time, yo). So, what should I study?
How do I learn to stop worrying I won't get to do everything and love just one subject?) [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei
on Feb 9, 2012 -
I want to get my sister tickets to an small theater production in Boston. Where are the plays/acts that really say something? [more inside]
posted by danep
on Jan 4, 2012 -
I recently chose to change directions in my career, so I’m back in school to receive the proper/required training. I did this in response to dislike of my former job and the realization that my artistic needs likely can’t be met through a full-time job. So I’ve chosen a career path that is very technical and science-based, opposite of anything artistic, but a good balance I think (I still plan on working on my art outside of job setting). I feel like it might be the wrong choice though since it's so different and that it might take over any artistic pursuits. Has anyone been in a similar situation? [more inside]
posted by DanielleT
on Dec 24, 2011 -
What's the name of the website where artists can have an idea that they don't have time to do themselves? I forgot to bookmark it. Ie. I have a really good band name idea, but don't have time to do the work so I donate the right for someone to use the idea for a year.
posted by Mobilisinmobili
on Dec 12, 2011 -
What other jobs can am I qualified for that I could support myself on, but still give me time to pursue art? Or is my frustrating job as good as it gets without more qualifications / experience? [more inside]
posted by fireflies
on Dec 11, 2011 -
Inspired by this question
about classics to read, I'm wondering what are the top works in visual arts, music and dance? What are most representative of major names, periods, schools, or turning points, etc.?
posted by maurreen
on Dec 7, 2011 -
Londoners, I want to know about events listings websites, promoter and venue Facebook pages, curated blogs, web forums, and whatever else is out there to find out what's going on in this town in music/arts/culture in general. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul
on Oct 23, 2011 -
I'm crafting my first real substantial diorama (read: not made out of construction paper and a shoe box) and I need some construction assistance. Bonus! It's the ice planet of Hoth! [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Oct 18, 2011 -
How do I deal with my impending success? Is there any way I can feel like less of a fraud, and can anyone who has been through this before give me tips to move the process along? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 11, 2011 -
How can I solicit electronic equipment for short term loan for an NYC art exhibition? It is affiliated with a non-profit and reasonably high profile, I have a PR kit ready but am having trouble finding the right contacts (at Samsung, Sony, or Panasonic for example). I need a monthlong loan of a flatscreen LED display and in exchange can offer PR opportunities, exposure to a sophisticated arts audience, and VIP performance tickets - a lot to offer!
posted by naaaaaaaaatalie
on Oct 3, 2011 -
Can anyone help identify the artist and source of this image
. It is in the Arts and Crafts style, 15 " tall by 40" wide. It appears to be a lithograph. [more inside]
posted by Gungho
on Sep 19, 2011 -
I want to learn how to fight, whats the best martial art for that given the classes offered at my school? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I seem to have volunteered to write a regular newspaper column on the Arts in my local community. I have a mentor who will find topics for me and introduce me to the right people. What I need now is resources / examples and anything that I might not have thought to ask about (including pitching to the paper).
posted by b33j
on Jul 22, 2011 -
Which martial art is best for my specific interests? Thoughts on Shaolin Kempo and other forms much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by citystalk
on Jul 10, 2011 -
SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here
], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl
on Jun 9, 2011 -
In five years I'm planning to pursue an MA in an artistic field. I live near an Ivy League university; my current teacher has a degree from that university and is encouraging me to apply. I had ruled it out because I had never considered myself anything near "Ivy League" before (the closest I've come is blowing an undergrad interview for a different school). What can I do between now and then (five years) to make myself an attractive, creative Ivy League arts grad school candidate?
posted by anonymous
on Apr 3, 2011 -
As a creative person working a day job completely unrelated to your chosen form of expression, how do you cope when the urge to create comes up while at work? [more inside]
posted by anthom
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Best events/arts/concerts listings website for Vancouver? Best way to keep myself informed about local events? [more inside]
posted by gursky
on Jan 29, 2011 -
I listen to a lot of podcasts at work, and am looking to enlargenate my playlist by adding more comic book and non-North America content.
Listening tastes below! [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Jan 11, 2011 -