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  • The Hopper Prize
    by Sheree McKay on February 23, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for their Spring 2021 artist grants. For this open call, grant awards have been increased to $3,500. They are offering artist grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available). In total, […]

  • YICCA 2021 – International Contest of Contemporary Art
    by Sheree McKay on February 18, 2021 at 10:53 am

    YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals from any country in the world. All contemporary artworks are accepted including: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and […]

  • Lakeland Arts – Wrecked! Exhibition design commission
    by Sheree McKay on February 9, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Lakeland Arts are excited to announce the commission of an exhibition installation, forming a part of our Wrecked! programme of events and activities at Windermere Jetty Museum. This opportunity is open to organisations, individuals, and […]

  • apexart International Open Call 2021-22
    by Sheree McKay on February 9, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    apexart’s Open Calls are opportunities for artists, curators, and other professionals to turn their curatorial idea into an apexart exhibition. Every February apexart accept proposals for exhibitions taking place anywhere in the world, except for […]

  • Broomhill Estate – National Sculpture Prize 2021
    by Sheree McKay on February 9, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    The British National Sculpture Prize for emerging sculptors returns for the 11th year with prize purse tripled to £45,000. 10 artists selected for the shortlist and will be awarded £2,500 each to create a sculpture which will be displayed at the […]


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  • Radiohead Ballets: Watch Ballets Choreographed Creatively to the Music of Radiohead
    by Josh Jones on February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Since Radiohead’s last release, A Moon-Shaped Pool, members of the band have been absorbed in other projects. They’ve turned their band’s website into an archive for their discography and a library for rarities and ephemera — sending not-so-subtle signals their time together has reached a natural end, even if drummer Phil Selway said in 2020 Radiohead Ballets: Watch Ballets Choreographed Creatively to the Music of Radiohead is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Watch The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys, a Free Film Documenting the Making of the 1980s Super Group
    by Ted Mills on February 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    “It really had very little to do with combining a bunch of famous people,” says Tom Petty about the Traveling Wilburys. “It was a bunch of friends that just happened to be really good at making music.” One of the most modest supergroups of the 20th century, one that fate and chance threw together for Watch <i>The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys</i>, a Free Film Documenting the Making of the 1980s Super Group is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Download 280 Pictographs That Put Japanese Culture Into a New Visual Language: They’re Free for the Public to Use
    by Colin Marshall on February 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    “One of the biggest considerations when traveling to Japan is its inscrutable language,” writes Designboom’s Juliana Neira. But then, one might also consider making that language more scrutable — and making one’s experience in Japan much richer — by learning some of it. Kanji, the Chinese characters used in the written Japanese language, may at Download 280 Pictographs That Put Japanese Culture Into a New Visual Language: They’re Free for the Public to Use is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Flim: a New AI-Powered Movie-Screenshot Search Engine
    by Colin Marshall on February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    There was a time when cinephile shorthand consisted mostly of quotations from movies — from movies’ dialogue, to be precise. The distinction matters these days, now that the internet has enabled us to communicate just as easily with visual quotations as verbal ones. While some of us go the extra mile by manually combing through our Flim: a New AI-Powered Movie-Screenshot Search Engine is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Journey’s Road Crew Performs a Pretty Flawless Version of “Separate Ways”
    by OC on February 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    You never know what the YouTube recommendation algorithm will serve up next. Above, we have Journey’s road crew performing “Separate Ways” as part of a concert soundcheck. And it turns out the crew has some real chops. At least according to the YouTube comments, the crew/band features Scott Appleton on guitar. (In recent years, he Journey’s Road Crew Performs a Pretty Flawless Version of “Separate Ways” is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • René Magritte’s Early Art Deco Posters (1924-1927)
    by Mike Springer on February 25, 2021 at 9:00 am

    The Belgian painter René Magritte created some of the most enigmatic and iconic works in Surrealist art. But before he moved to Paris in 1927 and began forging relationships with André Breton and the Surrealists, Magritte struggled in Brussels as a freelance commercial artist, creating advertisements in the Art Deco style. In 1924 Magritte began René Magritte’s Early Art Deco Posters (1924-1927) is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • RIP Radical Poet and Revolutionary Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)
    by Josh Jones on February 24, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    “Democracy is not a spectator sport,” Lawrence Ferlinghetti proclaimed on the wall of his City Lights bookstore, a San Francisco fixture since the poet, activist, and publisher founded the landmark with Peter D. Martin in 1953. Ferlinghetti, who died on Monday at age 101, was himself a fixture, a venerated steward of the counterculture. (See RIP Radical Poet and Revolutionary Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • The Complete Works of Hilma af Klint Will Get Published for the First Time in a Beautiful, Seven-Volume Collection
    by Josh Jones on February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    If you are a regular Open Culture reader, you’ve probably seen our many posts on Hilma af Klint, the Swedish abstract painter who might have been recognized, before Wassily Kandinsky, as the first 20th century abstractionist; that is, if she had shown any of her work before her death in obscurity in 1944 (the same The Complete Works of Hilma af Klint Will Get Published for the First Time in a Beautiful, Seven-Volume Collection is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Watch Badiou, the First Feature-Length Film on France’s Most Famous Living Philosopher
    by OC on February 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Above you can watch Badiou, the first feature-length film on France’s most famous living philosopher. On the film’s accompanying website, the directors–Gorav Kalyan and Rohan Kalyan–write: Nietzsche wrote that all philosophy is a biography of the philosopher. The life of philosopher Alain Badiou suggests that the reverse of this is also true: from one’s life Watch <i>Badiou</i>, the First Feature-Length Film on France’s Most Famous Living Philosopher is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.

  • Watch Orson Welles’ Intoxicating Wine Commercials That Became an 80s Cultural Phenomenon
    by Colin Marshall on February 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

    “We will sell no wine before its time”: some Americans respond to this phrase with a chuckle of recognition, others by asking who’ll sell what wine before when. The difference must be generational, since those alive to watch television in the late 1970s and early 80s can’t have avoided hearing those words intoned on a Watch Orson Welles’ Intoxicating Wine Commercials That Became an 80s Cultural Phenomenon is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free Foreign Language Lessons, and MOOCs.


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