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  • Unlimited commissions 2020
    by Sheree McKay on September 22, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Unlimited’s main aim is to commission disabled artists and companies to make exceptional work. For this next round, Unlimited has over half a million pounds available for Main Commissions, Research and Development awards and Emerging Artists […]

  • Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund
    by Sheree McKay on September 22, 2020 at 9:13 am

    New Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund launches small grant scheme for East London .The Small Grant Scheme is looking for project proposals from individuals, groups and organisations that will provide opportunities in employment and learning; […]

  • 3 x 1-month Residential Studio Residencies for BNC Alumni with British School at Rome
    by Sheree McKay on September 22, 2020 at 9:11 am

    New Contemporaries, in partnership with British School at Rome, are offering three, one-month residential studio residency opportunities open to artists working in all media. The opportunity is open to exceptional and ambitious artists that have […]

  • Barbican Arts Group Trust’s ArtWorks Open 2020
    by Sheree McKay on September 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Submissions are now open for Barbican Arts Group Trust’s ArtWorks Open 2020 prize-winning show selected by Alex Schady & Michelle Williams-Gamaker. There are several prizes for selected exhibiting artists including, £1,000 cash and solo show, […]

  • The Hopper Prize
    by Sheree McKay on September 7, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists and they are now accepting entries for their Fall 2020 artist grant. They seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial […]


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  • An Animated Introduction to Albert Camus’ Existentialism, a Philosophy Making a Comeback in Our Dysfunctional Times
    by Colin Marshall on September 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    When next you meet an existentialist, ask him what kind of existentialist s/he is. There are at least as many varieties of existentialism as there have been high-profile thinkers propounding it. Several major strains ran through postwar France alone, most famously those championed by Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus — who explicitly An Animated Introduction to Albert Camus’ Existentialism, a Philosophy Making a Comeback in Our Dysfunctional Times 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 Liberal Arts Can Make People Less Susceptible to Authoritarianism, a New Study Finds
    by Josh Jones on September 23, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    “Correlation does not equal causation” isn’t always a fun thing to say at parties, but it is always a good phrase to keep in mind when approaching survey data. Does the study really show that? Might it show the opposite? Does it confirm pre-existing biases or fail to acknowledge valid counterevidence? A little bit of The Liberal Arts Can Make People Less Susceptible to Authoritarianism, a New Study Finds 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.

  • Is Mail-In Voting New in the United States?: It Actually Goes Back to the Civil War
    by Josh Jones on September 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Let’s say you go home for the holidays. Anything’s possible, who knows. It’s a wild world. Let’s say you get there and someone starts laying on you that trip about how Q Continuum said mail-in voting was orchestrated by satanic cables from Anarchist HQ. Let’s say you overhear something more down-to-earth, like how if mail-in Is Mail-In Voting New in the United States?: It Actually Goes Back to the Civil War 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 31 Buster Keaton’s Films Free Online: “The Greatest of All Comic Actors,” “One of the Greatest Filmmakers of All Time”
    by Josh Jones on September 22, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    The greatest of the silent clowns is Buster Keaton, not only because of what he did, but because of how he did it. —Roger Ebert In 1987, Video magazine published a story titled “Where’s Buster?” lamenting the lack of Buster Keaton films available on videotape, “despite renewed interest” in a legend who was “about to regain Watch 31 Buster Keaton’s Films Free Online: “The Greatest of All Comic Actors,” “One of the Greatest Filmmakers of All Time” 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.

  • How Bong Joon-ho’s Storyboards for Parasite (Now Published as a Graphic Novel) Meticulously Shaped the Acclaimed Film
    by Colin Marshall on September 22, 2020 at 11:00 am

    In Seoul, where I live, the success of Bong Joon-ho's Parasite at this year's Academy Awards — unprecedented for a non-American film, let alone a Korean one — did not go unnoticed. But even then, the celebration had already been underway at least since the movie won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Something of a homecoming for How Bong Joon-ho’s Storyboards for <I>Parasite</i> (Now Published as a Graphic Novel) Meticulously Shaped the Acclaimed Film 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 Internet Archive Will Digitize & Preserve Millions of Academic Articles with Its New Database, “Internet Archive Scholar”
    by Josh Jones on September 22, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Open access publishing has, indeed, made academic research more accessible, but in “the move from physical academic journals to digitally-accessible papers,” Samantha Cole writes at Vice, it has also become “more precarious to preserve…. If an institution stops paying for web hosting or changes servers, the research within could disappear.” At least a couple hundred The Internet Archive Will Digitize & Preserve Millions of Academic Articles with Its New Database, “Internet Archive Scholar” 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.

  • Why The Wire is One of the Most Brilliant TV Shows Ever
    by Ted Mills on September 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    There were a lot of moments during my first view of The Wire when I realized I wasn’t watching the usual cop procedural. But the one that sticks in my head was when an obviously blitzed and blasted McNulty, the Irish-American detective that you *might* think is the hero of the show, leaves a bar, Why The Wire is One of the Most Brilliant TV Shows Ever 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.

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Favorite Opera Recordings (and Her First Appearance in an Opera)
    by Josh Jones on September 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has thrown an unbearably fraught political year into further disarray, a fact that has sadly overshadowed memorialization of her inspiring life and career. Ginsburg was a personal hero for millions of activists and students—from grade school to law school; an icon casually identified by her initials by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Favorite Opera Recordings (and Her First Appearance in an Opera) 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.

  • Blockbuster Courses on the U.S. Presidential Election Getting Started at Stanford Continuing Studies This Week
    by OC on September 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    This fall, Stanford Continuing Studies presents 150+ courses in the Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional Development, including two major courses on the U.S. presidential election. Taught by Pamela Karlan (Stanford law professor) and James Steyer (CEO, Common Sense Media), Election 2020: A Panoramic View of America's Decisive Election will feature a lineup Blockbuster Courses on the U.S. Presidential Election Getting Started at Stanford Continuing Studies This Week 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.

  • If Werner Herzog Reviewed Trader Joe’s on Yelp: “Madness Reigns. The First Challenge Your Soul Must Endure Is the Parking Lot”
    by Ayun Halliday on September 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I like the Internet for various things, but it’s limited. I’m not on social media, but you will find me in the social media. There’s Facebook, there’s Twitters, but it’s all not me. —Werner Herzog in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter The night before his 2016 documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World premiered at If Werner Herzog Reviewed Trader Joe’s on Yelp: “Madness Reigns. The First Challenge Your Soul Must Endure Is the Parking Lot” 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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