What Instagram's pivot to video means for artists on the platform

Aug 4, 2022
Some creators who depend on the app for their livelihoods may have to adapt their marketing methods.
It can be challenging for creators who rely on the app economically to transform how they market their work.
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Programs pilot guaranteed income for artists

Jul 5, 2022
Most guaranteed income programs are geared at disadvantaged populations. These are tied to people's work.
Organizations in New York, San Francisco and St. Paul are piloting guaranteed income programs for artists. Recipients don’t necessarily have to put the funds toward art.
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Visual artists see NFTs as a new opportunity to connect with their communities

Apr 13, 2022
NFTs can help artists bypass traditional channels, such as art galleries. But artists also have to navigate environmental, legal questions surrounding them.
A mural in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood features the work of visual artist Greg Mike. Over the last year, Mike has minted several collections of his artwork as NFTs.
Emil Moffatt

How a “gap year” away from the gig economy changed this artist’s life

Jan 12, 2022
“Time became the thing we identified as the ultimate privilege,” said Atiya Jones, a visual artist in Pittsburgh.
Atiya Jones rides a horse in New Mexico during her grant-funded "gap year." "My work is deeply inspired by the things I see," she said.
Courtesy Atiya Jones

Listeners “care about community and humanity of the music," says Pitchfork’s Patel

The editor in chief of the music site talks about virality versus hooks, how musicians make a living and the future of criticism.
Musicians have had to find new venues since the pandemic started, and the growth of the labor movement has affected the music industry, said Puja Patel, editor in chief of Pitchfork.
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Making art more affordable with lessons from '60s-era Multiples, Inc.

The idea is that more copies of a given work makes art more accessible to a wider range of people with varying incomes.
Tacita Dean, a British artist, pictured here in 2018. Dean has created 50 different multiples, each remade 100 times, during the pandemic.
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Hundreds of small music venues are struggling to stay open

Jan 11, 2021
Live music venues have largely gone dark during the pandemic, along with the economies of many historically vibrant music scenes throughout the country.
The closed Roxy nightclub and music venue on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. With many performance venues shuttered, musicians have fewer opportunities to develop their sound.
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Musician-writer Dessa on what happens when artists' gigs go away

Mar 30, 2020
"What are we supposed to do when we've got to stay apart?" said musician and writer Dessa.
“I think we are gonna have this big boom of art in the next few months as people are hunkering down over their keyboards,” Dessa says.
Sara Fish

Affordable housing plan is music to the ears of artists

Jun 24, 2019
Homeownership gives creatives a place to live and work.
Christina Pritchard in the townhouse
Nadege Green

It's a good time to buy art made by women

Their work has historically been undervalued.
"Mister Blue," the work on the right, is by Lee Krasner, one of the main artists discussed in Mary Gabriel's new book. It was shown at the Ordovas gallery in London in 2016.
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