Wind in the Willows musical raises £1m via online crowdfunding

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How art helps us analyze and empowers doctors, lawyers, and police officers with real-life skills. Also see Tolstoy on art and empathy

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"Klein’s first recruit was the New York-based urban artist Logan Hicks. They now have six more in their stable including Charming Baker, Richie Culver and Chris Levine. Klein stresses the importance of loving both the art and the artist. He sees the role of manager as being a holistic one, looking after his or her long-term interests."

Rocking in the Art World | Bob Chaundy

The city is a body and a mind – a physical structure as well as a repository of ideas and information. Knowledge and creativity are resources. If the physical (and financial) parts are functional, then the flow of ideas, creativity and information are facilitated. The city is a fountain that never stops: it generates its energy from the human interactions that take place in it. (via If the 1% stifles New York’s creative talent, I’m out of here | David Byrne | Comment is free | theguardian.com)

Progress Report: Should Non-Profits Act More Like Tech Start-Ups? »

OMG, finally a right question. But…will NGOs follow the drift? Is this particular development path really really suitable for relevant number of them? 

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Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund

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Nonprofits can be slow-moving organizations, with lots of decision-making layers and bureaucratic stickiness. Peter Drucker diagnosed it:

“Nonprofits are prone to become inward-looking. People are so convinced…

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So, this is it, then - it is T-7.  T meaning “going to NYC for a month”. Courtesy of Slovene Ministry of Culture programme, I will be 1/12th of yearly contingent of Slovene artists/producers, that are granted a free* stay in residency aka SACR.
My project; to shadow and help out organising a small scale festival of particular nature - more on that in the future.
And yes, this will be my NYC Ideapad for next 40 days. 

*Free as in one pays the flight ticket in July and is reimbursed…30 days after submitting report to the Ministry, so…5 months.  Price of ticket equals 2 months of my taxes & health security. Which are..not paid atm. (Photo: Slovene Arts & Culture Residency, New York - Culture of Slovenia)

""When I need to decide about the project, I always look for 3 things; money, co-workers and challenge. If I like 2 out of this 3, I take the project."
#theatre #freelancers #united via @opica."

(“Nekoč sem v lokalu prisluškovala pogovoru dveh deklet za sosednjo mizo, obe sta delali kot svobodnjakinji v gledaliških krogih in ena je drugi rekla, “ko se odločam za projekte, vedno gledam tri stvari - denar, sodelavci in izziv. Če sta mi dve od teh všeč, vzamem projekt.” Tale super Anžetov zapis izhaja iz tega, s tem, da ta princip velja prilagoditi za razne situacije v življenju, ne samo v biznisu.”)
The Art Of Leaving — Architecting A Life — Medium

"Think about your favorite experience in a museum. Now… does it inspire you to DO anything? Should it have?"

— If you ask yourself one question, punk, this should be it; wether you’re museum, gallery, theatre or anything closely related.  Twitter / insightlabs: Think about your favorite …

"a hard-hitting speech about politics, austerity, creativity – and speculating what might happen to artists in a world without public funding". ( Mark Ravenhill’s Edinburgh festival speech: ‘We need to have a plan B’ | Culture | theguardian.com)

"It’s because we’re passionate about theatre and performance that we are so excited by new technologies. It’s why my new job role exists, to meet developers and coders who understand and can re-imagine what is possible when you combine tech, culture, the urge to communicate and articulate and have London as your playground."

To Hack Or Not To Hack? (Definitely to hack) | Festival Bytes

"Digital Communities for Co-creation
Through our online platforms for review, discussion, reflection, sound exploration, conversation and audiovisual mash-ups, specialist and amateur artists, designers, activists, thinkers, and technologists come together to cultivate open, engaging and stimulating contexts for making and thinking."

— Really like their attitude…wouldn’t mind doing something like that or with them. About | www.furtherfield.org

What impact has arts participation on academic learning? Less than you’d think. But that’s not the point, is it? Insightful research.. (via Arts participation | Toolkit | The Education Endowment Foundation)

What is a hack and how to do it? I love it, how they explain it: “Data sits at the heart of it all, providing the ingredients from which the ideas evolve. Data comes in the form of listings, footfall information, archive and/or content – and so much more. At a Culture Hack, the data will be manipulated with code in order to create… things. But hacking is about ideas just as much as it is about code. At previous hack events we’ve run, these ideas have come from developers and designers. This year we’re really keen to make the pool larger, bringing artists and producers into the mix. (via What is a hack and how do you get stuck in? | Sync)

“Hello. You can definitely take a picture if you want.”
And yet, hardest culture to change and influence is…inner culture of cultural institutions themselves. Good start by DMA. (via Dallas Museum of Art Pushes the Frontiers of Audience Engagement | BLOUIN ARTINFO)

"Bling-bling of the Fringe and other brilliantly honest festival revelations by @pipsterb:
“But is the economic model for the festival now exploiting the very people who sought empowerment; a monstrous machine suffocating artists and shows in its absolute excess? As a microcosm of wider society, the fringe system mirrors an unstable economy, a sub-prime market waiting to implode. Artists are prepared to spend beyond their means and operate at a loss. Hope and desperation drive this bubble economy.”"

Reflections on Fringe | Biding Time