If you're a Cork punter, please come along! I will post a flyer with offerings soon.
All boosts greatly appreciated for a cause very close to our hearts in BCS.
Guess I should probably do an #introduction! Names Alex (they/ze). I'm a university student currently studying #English and #Creative Writing in hopes of being an author one day! I'm currently residint on the east coast of Turtle Island. I enjoy #crocheting, #knitting, drinking #tea, and #vampires. Would love to follow queer #artists and other queer #creatives on here!
With the news that Amazon/Audible is now offering an ai narrator conversion beta for books in KDP Select...but that the resulting audiobooks will be offered in an all-you-can-eat Audible Plus subscription model, means that author royalties will likely take another dive (just like musicians have experienced with streaming on Spotify). That's not even taking into account the effect on narrators. More in my blog.
#chokepointcapitalism #corydoctorow #audiobooknarrators #audiobook #publishing #amwriting #writingcommunity #publishingindustry #Amazon #Audible #copyright #author #authorearnings #creatives #authors #publishers #literaryagents
This is a really exciting #FOSS prospective for #DigitalArtists and #Creatives. It seems the idea here is to fill some of the gaps in #FLOSS interoperability to be able to replace the #Adobe experience with #FreeSoftware. I think it would be outstanding to eventually see a cohesive workflow between say #Blender, #FreeMoCap, #Natron, #Ardour, and #Kdenlive, for example.
It seems like it's very early days for the project, but please check it out and, if you're into it, find out if there's anything you can do to support. 😄
Creatives: Would you like to better understand why writers & authors (+ musicians and artists) are being squeezed? The impact Amazon has had on the publishing industry, the chequered history of DRM, the dirt on copyright? How about 'how news got broken', 'why streaming doesn't pay' & what people in the creative industries can actually do about the current state of affairs? Highly recommend Choke Point Capitalism (by Rebecca Giblin & Cory Doctorow) as a read. Please ask your local library to get it in too so more people can have access.
What makes your art unique? YOU. Your life, your experience, your emotion.
That means your art is gonna be weird - and that's a beautiful thing.
If you see this, which seems unlikely because I am yet to understand how this place works, reply to this with the emoji that yo feeling! I'm gonna go with 🐉 Chimera, for I AM THE SUM OF DISPARATE PARTS.
#Trans #cowboys and a #queer #JoanofArc are just some of the #LGBTQIA+ #characters gracing a #stage near you. But what is it really like for the #performers and #creatives pushing the envelope of #queer #representation?
Why not come and see Ready Singer One, London's nerdiest choir, in Farringdon *on Halloween night*?
🕸️ IN A CRYPT! 🕸️
The #studios and #streamers are in pain, not as much as the #creatives or the #film #crews, other support staff, and supporting businesses, but they're losing money and some may collapse if full production doesn't resume soon because the pipelines are dry.
#IATSE's #contract expires next summer, and if the issue of #residuals for the "#creatives" is resolved fairly, that could help the "below the line" workers when it's their time to negotiate with the #studios.
THE BRIDE trailer | BFI London Film Festival 2023
Director Myriam Uwiragiye Birara
"Rwandan scholar Eva’s childhood is abruptly cut short when she is snatched away from home to become a stranger’s bride, in this striking feature debut."
Покрай един от проектите, които съм подхванал, се наложи да съм нещо като ръководител на малък креативен екип. За късмет хората са много готини, говорихме си/работихме заедно в Дискорд. Трябва да призная, че отдавна не съм работил в по-широк екип (разбирайте над 2 души), където всички са от една сфера :) Освежаващо! #DesignTeam #Design #creatives
How do you deal with people who constantly send “advice” about how you should write / create, how you should promote your work, what you should do to be a success BUT they are not in the business of writing / creating and they do not help you in any way? They don’t buy your work. They don’t tell others about your work.
Broadcast in 2001, the Star Trek Voyager episode “Author, Author” centers on a fight to establish authorship rights over a creative work made by a computer-generated being. Amazing prescience considering the recent ruling that works created by contemporary A.I. cannot be copyrighted — at least not by those whose contribution to the work was merely entering prompts.
To all the #creatives out there: the US Copyright Office is taking comments on "Artificial Intelligence and Copyright". It's time to make our voices heard.
Join Adrian Tonon, Adriel Thornton, and Angie Linder, as I host them for an hour-long look at the state of the night and creatives in Detroit. Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10 a.m. CDT.
Get details, register, and link in for the free web panel at https://24hournation.com/webinars/detroit-redefined-web-panel/
Promotional support for this public service webinar made possible by One City Music Group.
Doing my first Media Masterclass for authors today. Very excited. I wasn't going to call it anything that bold, but the person whose group I am doing it for decided to hype it, so who am I to argue.
Good energy, combining my interests.
Photo shows Richard Gere and Renee Zelwegger in Chicago "the press conference rag" A lovely scene about media manipulation, which I don't do.
#media #skills #writershelpingwriters #creatives #writingcommunity #writerlife #communications
Indiepocalypse.social is a Glitch Mastodon server for indie creatives of all sorts including artists, game devs, musicians, podcasters, writers etc:
Look at this DM I got, lol. So, whoever you see in an upcoming LA Weekly article called "Explore the work of 15 visionary artists" paid $600 to be in it. 💀
#Art #Artist #Artists #Wealth #Publicity #PR #Marketing #Media #Scam #Scams #ScamAlert #Scammer #Scammers #PSA #SocialMedia #Instagram #Community #Creative #Creatives #LA #LosAngeles #Magazine #Magazines
The #puritans at #Fanhouse have decided to shutdown and move everyone over to #Passes, which bills itself as an "exclusive", "#brand friendly", #platform, meaning they're openly hostile to #SexWork and #SexWorkers.
Thankfully, the person I followed moved to #Fansly a few months later and seem to be doing well enough there.
“Any project that is funded through Kickstarter…properly credits and obtains permission for any artist's work that it references.
The policy requires creators to be transparent and specific about how they use AI in their projects”
Fellow #creators #creatives, be you an #artist on #stage, a #VisualArtist, a #Musician, an #author, a #poet, work with #wood or #food, or do something else for a living that requires you to exercise your creative side.
Are current world events hampering your creativity? Are you struggling to find the inner creative workflow when the world is so disjointed?
And how do you keep centered?
If you are a creative still on the bird app, GET THE HELL OFF THERE NOW. Melon Husk's plans are to train AI off your tweets.
I hear corporations developing #AI say things like "safe and trustworthy generative artificial intelligence" and I can barely hear myself think through the alarm bells that sets off.
#Writers, #artists, #photographers, all #creatives -- we're in the frontlines of this fight.
Artists Skeptical of US Agreements with AI Companies (via Hyperallergic)
Seriously, folks! Does anyone known any (good) artists? We need submissions! Like, now. (Expo slots available after August.)
📢 Calling all #Creatives 🎨
👁️ #exhibition opportunities 🖼️
The Signifier : six : shot : gallery
Visit us at https://lastcaw.cc/events/WHAM/ for more info!
I loved #SquidGame, season 1 so I have no interest in watching the planned season 2.
For me, the new season can't possibly compare to the first because a major factor that made the original excellent is that it was so original.
This is such a nice read to get your morning started:
If you failed yesterday, it doesn't matter.
If you didn't write, didn't paint, didn't play for a year, it doesn't matter.
Giving Joy Micro Grants ($500)
Giving Joy awards one-time micro-grants (up to $500 USD) to women-led initiatives—giving women entrepreneurs critical resources to start businesses, sustain operations or improve their ideas worldwide.
Due date: 9/30/2023
Landecker Democracy Fellowship ($15K)
Fellows receive €15,000, hands-on training, and support from the Humanity in Action network.
Each Fellow creates a new project or expands the work of an existing project that helps strengthen democracy. This year, we are looking for projects related to the theme of Democracy and the Politics of Memory.
Due date: 8/6/2023
Location: USA, UK, EU, Ukraine
Life Jacket Theatre Company 2023-24 Playwriting Commission ($10K)
Life Jacket invites nation-wide applications from Trans playwrights for a $10,000 commission to write a new, full-length verbatim play based on in-depth interviews with Trans people living throughout America.
Due date: 7/12/2023
Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists ($10K)
The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists and provides critical support to their continuing work.
Due date: 7/12/2023
Bertha Challenge Fellowship for Activists & Investigative Journalists ($65K, 1 year)
Bertha Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the fifth Bertha Challenge: an opportunity for activists and investigative journalists to spend a year working on one pressing social justice challenge and to deliver a body of work at the end of the Fellowship year.
Due date: 7/4/2023
Masaha Artist Residency (Riyadh, Saudia Arabia)
- Visas to Saudi Arabia, roundtrip flight, accommodation, transportation, and breakfast and dinner at accommodation site
- Generous research and production budget and a private studio space
- Day trips to experience the artistic and cultural landscape of Riyadh
Due date: 6/30/2023
Wave Farm Radio Art Fellowship ($5K)
In fall 2023 and winter 2024 Wave Farm will host two separate three-month fellowships. This is a part-time engagement for a radio researcher and artist living and working in the United States.
Due date: 6/30/2023
Cartier Women's Initiative Science & Technology Pioneer Award ($30-100K)
Open to women entrepreneurs from any country/sector, this award highlights disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technical or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk, and complexity.
Due date: 6/30/2023
Open Call: Odd One Out Artist Residency
Finnish-based art residency that offers accommodation, travel expenses (one return trip, cheapest possible), and a working grant (based on per diem, approx. €300 per week).
Due date: 6/30/2023
Fearless Strivers Grant Fund ($20K)
Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy yet receive less than one percent of venture capital funding.
We'll award four lucky small businesses with $20,000 grants, digital tools to help them grow their business online, and mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business.
Due date: 6/30/2023
Bueno Grants Virtual Artist Residency ($1K)
Recipients get $1,000 for a month, free access to Bueno tools, plus a community of creators & collectors, and ongoing mentorship.
Edit: may be a sketchy NFT company, proceed with caution
Due date: 6/30/2023
For creative folks, here's a thread with a couple dozen grant, fellowship, residency, etc. opportunities 🧵
GRIN S+T+ARTS RESIDENCY ($40K)
Open to artists internationally, this residency is looking for artists who can provide critical reflection and envision future potential and solutions that can address the digital and ecological transition in Europe.
Due date: 6/26/2023
#Artists and #Creatives: I just painted a Red Cross on my new white first aid box. I used masking tape but it bled through. I tried to clean the edges as best I could but…it’s not perfect. When I look at it, I focus on the imperfections. Experience tells me if I keep going, I’ll overwork or ruin the piece.
How do you let go when you’re in a similar situation. How do you evaluate your work? Are you ever able to love it? Does it astound and confuse you when other non-creatives tell you how amazing it is, or do you just think they’re lying to you?
#FirstAidKit #PaintingAdvice #ArtAdvice
"The rhetoric that a job is a passion or a 'labor of love' obfuscates the reality that a job is an economic contract. The assumption that it isn’t sets up the conditions for exploitation."
Join us Wednesday June 7th at 6 pm for Tampa Bay's tech-and-creative meetup at The Corner Club in Seminole Heights. Enjoy the conversations and make new connections! https://www.meetup.com/coders-creatives-and-craft-beer/events/293902362/
... If you like supporting #Creatives, labors of love, deep amateur scholarship (amateur said in the most fully praiseful way), etc. ...
Please supporting Harry's project and share widely in your networks! Harry and I have been working alongside each other for 20 years.
ARTISTS: We can ALL use this reminder! It's easy to get caught up in selling and lose sight of the PASSION. Always keep that FIRE!! Always...
COLLECTORS: You matter so much to us Independent Artists.
When you BOOST/FOLLOW or COLLECT our art, it allows us the ability to work on our craft. Priceless!
Anyone have anything exciting to share about your creative efforts this week?
Last week I had an out of town houseguest and a big party so I got nothing done. My manuscript is at around 34k words and I’m shooting for 40k by the end of this week.
Like at most their clients want to know their office hours, phone number, email and legal adress to either SLAPP them for illegal ToS and #DataProtection policies on their site or request a quote for a project...