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  • Truth To Power Cafe Open Call
    by Sheree McKay on April 2, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    In response to COVID-19, Truth To Power Cafe are creating a new digital platform through which people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences can be heard in a digital space. Whoever you are, and wherever you are in the world, they want to hear […]

  • Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)
    by Sheree McKay on April 2, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    The Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) Studio Prize 2020 is offering an artist the chance to receive £4500 to contribute to the cost of an artist’s studio in the UK. The Studio Prize was established by ACS in 2017 to help artists […]

  • Culture in Quarantine Fund
    by Sheree McKay on April 2, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    The Culture in Quarantine Fund is a new commissioning strand launched by BBC Arts with Arts Council England to support England-based artists of any discipline to produce new works in creative media – video, audio and interactive […]

  • The Axisweb Hardship Fund
    by Sheree McKay on April 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    In light of the uncertainty artists face due to the coronavirus pandemic, Axisweb have introduced a fund to help their members facing significant financial hardship and who are unable to work, disabled, a carer, on low income or freelance.As a small […]

  • artsdepot Open 2020 Submissions
    by Sheree McKay on March 11, 2020 at 11:04 am

    For its 16th year, the artsdepot Open is inviting submissions from emerging and established artists all around the country to be part of the summer exhibition at artsdepot in Barnet. The artsdepot Open exhibition is a celebration of creativity and […]


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  • HBO Is Streaming 500 Hours of Shows for Free: The Sopranos, The Wire, and More
    by Colin Marshall on April 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    We live, one often hears, in a golden age of television. But when did this age begin? Scholars of prestige TV drama — a field that, for both professionals and amateurs, has expanded in recent years — tend to point to The Sopranos, which premiered in 1999. In its eight-year run, David Chase's series about HBO Is Streaming 500 Hours of Shows for Free: <i>The Sopranos</i>, <I>The Wire</i>, and More 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.

  • Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation
    by Ayun Halliday on April 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    I love ya, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’d just feel a little bit better. Give it a try, okay? —Neil Diamond Thus quoth singer-songwriter Neil Diamond on March 23, before launching into his surprisingly sturdy monster hit, "Sweet Caroline," having reworked its lyrics to promote hand-washing and social distancing to help control the spread Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation 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.

  • Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Turns 50: Celebrate the Funk-Jazz-Psych-Rock Masterpiece
    by Josh Jones on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 am

    I shouldn’t have to tell you that Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, released fifty years ago this month, is a groundbreaking record. The funk-jazz-psych-rock masterpiece has been handed that award in “best of” lists for half a century. “Bitches Brew is NOT LIKE OTHER records of its time, or any other time,” Rick Frystak announced emphatically on Miles Davis’ <I>Bitches Brew</I> Turns 50: Celebrate the Funk-Jazz-Psych-Rock Masterpiece 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.

  • Pandemic Literature: A Meta-List of the Books You Should Read in Coronavirus Quarantine
    by Colin Marshall on April 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Describing conditions characteristic of life in the early 21st century, future historians may well point to such epidemic viral illnesses as SARS, MERS, and the now-rampaging COVID-19. But those focused on culture will also have their pick of much more benign recurring phenomena to explain: topical book lists, for instance, which crop up in the 21st-century press Pandemic Literature: A Meta-List of the Books You Should Read in Coronavirus Quarantine 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.

  • Dolly Parton Will Read Bedtime Stories to You Every Week
    by Ted Mills on April 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Used to be that Dolly Parton was relegated to the country music community--well loved, adored, but hemmed in by her genre. Certainly Gen X’ers like myself didn’t take her too seriously, and having a theme park named after you in Tennessee? Not too cool. Yet, as we have wandered back into the wretched, burning plains Dolly Parton Will Read Bedtime Stories to You Every 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.

  • This is What Richard Feynman’s PhD Thesis Looks Like: A Video Introduction
    by Josh Jones on April 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Richard Feynman wasn’t just an “ordinary genius.” He was, according to mathematician Mark Kac “in his taxonomy of the two types of geniuses,” a “magician” and “a champion of scientific knowledge so effective and so beloved that he has generated an entire canon of personal mythology,” writes Maria Popova at Brain Pickings. Many a Feynman This is What Richard Feynman’s PhD Thesis Looks Like: A Video Introduction 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 Did LEGO Become a Media Empire? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #37
    by Mark Linsenmayer on April 2, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Why has a children's toy become a brand attached to virtually every media type, partnering with the most ubiquitous franchises, and serving as a pastime for many adult hobbyists who will gut you if you call LEGO a "children's toy." Brian Hirt (our resident AFOL, i.e. adult fan of LEGO) talks with co-hosts Erica Spyres Why Did LEGO Become a Media Empire? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #37 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.

  • Samuel L. Jackson Reads “Stay the F**k at Home”
    by OC on April 1, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    The 2020 sequel to Go the F–k to Sleep Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The reading starts at the 6:10 mark...   Samuel L. Jackson Reads “Stay the F**k at Home” 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 Online 75 Short Films from 2020’s South by Southwest Festival
    by Colin Marshall on April 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    South by Southwest, one of America's biggest cultural events, won't happen this year. The cause, of course, is the coronavirus pandemic, its own status as an event unprecedented in our age evidenced by the fact that South by Southwest has never in its 33-year history been canceled before. When SXSW, as it's now known, launched Watch Online 75 Short Films from 2020’s South by Southwest Festival 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.

  • Pachelbel’s Canon Played by Train Horns
    by OC on April 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Because we all need a mental health break these days. Couple it with a version played on a rubber chicken when you're done... via Kottke Related Content: New Order’s “Blue Monday” Played with Obsolete 1930s Instruments Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Played With 167 Theremins Placed Inside Matryoshka Dolls in Japan “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Played Pachelbel’s Canon Played by Train Horns 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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