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Graffiti art in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: George Bakos via Unsplash.
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Setting in motion: what Ireland’s basic income pilot could mean

The success of the national campaign that established Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme offers a range of…

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9 ways to help you deal with creative rejection

Hearing "no" is never easy but recovering from rejection is a necessary part of the artist’s life. Here are some…

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Why we fail when we talk about talent

Using the word 'talented' as praise and encouragement devalues hard work, skill and learned ability. We need to use better…

Anna Kolusniewski, visual arts teacher and costume and jewellery designer. Image is head and shoulders of woman with shoulder length hair and a fringe, looking knowingly at the camera against a purple background with the words 'so you want my arts job?' in white.
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So you want my arts job: Art Teacher, Costume and Jewellery Designer

Anna Kolusniewski runs a successful business teaching art classes for children and adults, while also creating stunning wearable pieces on…

Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her sisters (c. 1594). Artist unknown. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris. Public domain.
Features

Breasts in art: a tender celebration

Revered, adored, feared – breasts are rarely just another body part in art. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month we take…

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Braille: embossed dots literacy

Braille offers another accessibility option for readers, but what are the latest news and innovations for the system?

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Features

Three activities to help your child think like an artist

The habits of an artist include the ability to generate ideas, trust creative processes and tolerate ambiguity. Here are three…

Mind Games. A young girl in a VR headset holds a virtual globe in her hands.
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Mind Games: crafting better conversations around mental health, gaming and tech

Immersive artist Darren Vukasinovic wants to see more nuanced conversations around mental health and video games.

Student musician from the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Photo of a young person with black hair playing a violin among other musicians.
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Orchestras strengthening international engagement

Over 100 student musicians are heading to Singapore and Malaysia, and a new major UK partnership for the MSO has…

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We need to talk about money in the arts

Having open conversations about what we earn and how we manage money is the only way to a richer arts…

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