Art Resources

Websites / Blogs:

Artability … A blog chronicling Articulture’s partnership with People Incorporated offering arts instruction in our studio classrooms specifically for their client population, adults with mental illness.

Art Museum Teaching … A collaborative online forum for reflecting on issues of teaching, learning, and experimental practice in the field of art museum education.

ARTnews … One of the oldest and most widely circulated art magazines in the world.

Artplace … ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. …

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. – See more at: http://www.artplaceamerica.org/about/#sthash.mjQbt6VW.dpufArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. – See more at: http://www.artplaceamerica.org/about/#sthash.mjQbt6VW.dpuf

Creative Citymaking … A partnership of Intermedia Arts and the city of Minneapolis that fosters collaborations between local artists and City planners to develop fresh and innovative approaches for addressing the long-term transportation, land use, economic, environmental, and social issues facing Minneapolis.

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LatimerNOW … A blog chronicaling a pilot program run by the Historic House Trust of NYC that is re-thinking what it means to be an historic house museum. The group facilitating the project aims to create an “Anarchist Plan” designed to “to maximize strategic, social and economic impact in Flushing, Queens”.

MoMA Learning … Specifically, check out Research Resources which has, among other things, extensive information on modern and contemporary art, and a section for Matters in Media Art. It’s also just a superb example of a museum innovating their services in the digital age.

Museum 2.0 … Museum 2.0 is a blog that explores ways that web 2.0 philosophies can be applied in museum design.

Our Saviour’s Housing + ArtiCulture … Blog chronicling a one year pilot project to create a series of visual art classes for emergency shelter residents experiencing homelessness.

Public Art Review … Published by Forecast Public Art, Public Art Review is devoted exclusively to the field of contemporary public art. Published bi-annually for 24 years, the magazine is the premier source for public art information around the world.

STEM to STEAM … In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century. We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM.

Reports:

Creative Minnesota: Nonprofit arts and culture organizations contribute to the vibrancy of Minnesota’s economy and quality of life and make our state a magnet for jobs and businesses. Now we can quantify that, in addition to providing life changing experiences, educational opportunities and accessibility to audiences of all ages …The 1,269 participating organizations in this study contribute $1.2 BILLION to our state’s economy each year.

How Art Works: The National Endowment for the Arts’ Five-Year Research Agenda, with a System Map and Measurement Model … How do you measure how art works – on people, on communities, or on society?

Engaging Somali Young Adults in Cedar-Riverside: Opportunities for Programming and Collaboration

NEA Report : The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies

Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries : “The document is the work of the [Aspen] institute’s Communications and Society Program, which put together the Dialogue on Public Libraries to study how the facilities can be better equipped to deal with a rapidly changing information world.”

The Minneapolis Creative Index 2013 : Understanding the scale and impact on Minneapolis’ creative sector – a report from the City of Minneapolis’ program on Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy

Articles:

Alone in the Virtual Museum

Artability show and workshops highlight the healing power of art

Artists and residents together sketch stronger communities

Art Makes You Smart

Building Creative Capital

Crashing science into dance

Creative placemaking 101 for community developers

The Creativity Crisis

Decoding Music’s Resonance

Don’t Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes To Creativity

Every Child Is An Artist

First Public Library to Create a Maker Space

Harvard joins growing trend of arts education in medical schools

How Minneapolis got itself in a public-art pickle

Huge Arts Education Win in Congress Today

Inequality Endures: The Price Of Being A Female Artist In 2015

Is An MFA The New MBA?

Libraries and makerspaces: A revolution?

Museums Open Up to Power of Wiki

Political Cacophony Challenges Musicians

Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers – and transforms elementary school

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra attracts younger audience with family concerts

Stem in incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts

The Second Life of Performance Art

‘There Needs To Be A Revolution Every Day’: Brown, Keyser, Semmel, Gingeras Talk Feminism And Painting At Maccarone

Top Ten skills children learn from the arts

Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees

Books:

The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon … a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. (You can read the entire book online for free!)

Sparks of Genius by Robert Scott Root-Bernstein & Michèle Root-Bernstein … The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People

Videos:

Amanda Palmer Video: What’s A Rock Star Doing At A Writer’s Conference?

Art is Therapy : Art is about more than just a nice painting – it can be a tool for understanding the many brushstrokes of life. So says philosopher Alain de Botton, who’s co-curating a new exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam called Art is Therapy.

Forum highlights project that links artists and city planners

How art can help you analyze

MoMA Art Lab : Movement Discover different kinds of movement in art… “Kids learn from tactile experiences”

The Art of Community Wellness Short video on how art contributes to quality of life in communities

The work of Zina Nicole Lahr Brilliant young artist who lived and breathed creativity.

Cool Projects:

Tokyo’s 7 coolest public art pieces

The Floating Libraries of Minnesota and New York

zAmya Theater Project

Seward Market Community Mural

A dinner table for 2,000 on St. Paul’s Victoria St.