MakeUseOf: 5 Free Apps for Creative People and Teams to Collaborate Digitally

MakeUseOf: 5 Free Apps for Creative People and Teams to Collaborate Digitally. “Creative teams depend on the free and easy flow of ideas to collaborate and inspire new thoughts. When you have to work digitally, these free apps help foster creativity and brainstorm fresh ideas. The most obvious starting point for creative brainstorming is to use a mind-mapping tool. This article won’t go into that because we’ve already reviewed the best free mind-mapping apps for single users or teams. Instead, we’ll focus on tools that ease creative collaboration across a range of fields, like design, writing, music, and more.”

Variety: Cannes Lions Goes Digital with ‘Lions Live’

Variety: Cannes Lions Goes Digital with ‘Lions Live’. “The platform will run throughout June under the theme ‘Creativity Matters,’ and activity will coincide with the original dates of the Lions, June 22-26. The initiative will be free to use for all…. Lions Live will include masterclasses and ‘hangouts’ with creative industry legends, as well as lectures from speakers previously confirmed for the festival, and professional classes and learning modules. ”

Malta Today: Can our cultural sector survive the pandemic?

Malta Today: Can our cultural sector survive the pandemic?. “Government’s revised covid-19 economic recovery package did offer some relief to self-employed artists by even acknowledging them as members of Malta’s workforce, but in speaking to stakeholders in the industry TEODOR RELJIC finds that the onset of the virus may have brought to the fore some already existing challenges for creative professionals on the island.”

Coronavirus: Database launched to help theatremakers share skills (The Stage)

The Stage: Coronavirus: Database launched to help theatremakers share skills. “A skills-sharing database for theatre has been set up to help artists and organisations create work during lockdown. Set up this week, the database already includes nearly 200 individual offers to help in areas including producing and administration, dramaturgy, marketing and mentoring.”

New York Times: Is It Possible to Feel Creatively Connected Without Social Media?

This may be the first time I’ve ever linked to an advice column in ResearchBuzz. Here we go, from the New York Times: Is It Possible to Feel Creatively Connected Without Social Media?. “It has become a thing for some to use Instagram as a kind of CV, and there are stories of those who have found gallery representation on the basis of their feeds. At the end of the day, though, I suspect that by recusing yourself from social media, what you’re mostly missing out on is the illusion of community, rather than an actual, supportive, real-life one, which you’ve already taken steps to build. Let’s face it: Social media is better at fostering solipsism than it is at inspiring or showcasing creative work.”

The Wilson Post: Antique Southern furniture sleuth

New-to-me, from The Wilson Post: Antique Southern furniture sleuth. “The Southern furniture historian said the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts is ‘the largest collection of Southern-made material culture in the world and is concentrated on the American South and includes furniture, paintings, metal works, textiles, pottery and some architecture.’…The museum was established in 1965, and its entire collection may be viewed online.”

University of Florida: University of Florida and ArtPlace America launch national initiative for arts and public health

University of Florida: University of Florida and ArtPlace America launch national initiative for arts and public health . “The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine in partnership with ArtPlace America is launching ‘Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America,’ a two-year national initiative designed to accelerate innovation at the intersections of the arts, creative placemaking, community development, and public health. Beginning in May 2018 and culminating in April 2020, the initiative aims to build healthy communities in alignment with national public health goals through strategic cross-sector collaboration, research, translation, and resource sharing…. The research team will publish its findings and will lead the development of open-access resources, including a searchable research database and a repository of arts in public health resources expected to launch in March 2019.”

ArtsHub: Is your arts organisation truly accessible?

ArtsHub: Is your arts organisation truly accessible?. “The Federal government has recently given the go-ahead for ARTfinder, a new national online database that will allow users to easily find accessible arts programs in Australia. ARTfinder will cover a range of different creative practices, including theatre, dance, visual arts, writing, comedy, media arts and music. A Victorian iteration of the database is available via Art Access Victoria.”