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What’s the point of art? Part 1

The assumption behind the question “what’s the point of art?” is often utilitarian. There is no inherent worth of art so it must do something to justify itself. While the philosophy itself has its flaws – is everything a means […]

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Arts Council bans unpaid intern ads!

AWESOME NEWS ABOUT ARTS INTERNSHIPS! The Arts Council England has posted a public warning to employers recruiting unpaid interns via their jobs website http://www.artsjobs.org.uk. The announcement, featured prominently on the home page and every page, reads: Unpaid opportunities We recognise […]

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Quotation Curation

“Even at [the art market’s] height, 1% of 1% of 1% of all artists made money. You can rail against the business practices of the art world, but even in flush times reputations are built on credibility, not on money […]

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How to be happy *and* unsatisfied

An artist’s work is never done. Therefore an artist is always unsatisfied; hungry with ambition, angry with disappointment, obsessed and never able to rest. Would you say you’re doing your absolute best (work, life, everything) right now? I bet you […]

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