Saturday, February 11, 2012

Student Resources Part 2

One of the assignments in my classes at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, is to submit some resources that we do not discuss in class. Below is part one of some of the resources submitted by my students; all comments are theirs, not mine.

  • Canadian Art Weekly - Weekly email overview of the Canadian art scene.
  • CARFAC/CARCC - - Good source of business/copyright info
  • Canada business website - - services for small business
  • Small Business BC website - good for small business owners. Provide inexpensive seminars for starting and running a small business.
  • One Stop business registration - - actually made the beaurocratic maze of starting a sole proprietorship easy.
  • Galleries West magazine – free at most galleries. Info about West coast art and artists
  • Preview magazine – free at most galleries. Extensive gallery listings
  • Denbigh Design - Art shipping, framing, installation
  • Artists In Our Midst - - I live in Kitsilano and have visited several of the artists homes/studios and found it a really good experience. Would like to particpate next year.
  • The Drift - This sounds like a good community event as well as Artists in our Midst
  • EBSQ - Web based site for self marketing artists. Loosely tied to Ebay
  • Lynda.com - Sofware tutorials
  • Canadian Art Therapy Association (C.A.T.A.): C.A.T.A. is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promoted art therapy within Canada. As an organization they offer: a bi-annual journal; tri-annual newsletter; news and events; annual conferences; access to seminars, lectures, exhibits, and workshops. I have chosen this organization because of the focus on Canadian content and in the future I hope to apply for bursaries or registration, research awards, and liability insurance through this organization. C.A.T.A. also lists employment opportunities and postings.
  • American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.): I chose the A.A.T.A. as a professional resource as they offer online access to their journal and they organize an annual conference which I hope to attend in the near future. Two unique services they offer are media coverage related to the Art Therapy field worldwide, and an Institute for Continuing Education in Art Therapy. This institute is online for distance learning, and I will be able to take advantage of this service for maintaining my professional skills.
  • British Association of Art Therapy (B.A.A.T.): The reason I would like to choose (when qualified) B.A.A.T. as a professional resource is for their European and international section. They publish the International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape twice a year, and provide news briefings relevant to the profession. They also have a code of ethics that I would like to consider in relationship to Canadian ethical standards.
  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (I.E.A.T.A.): Although this web-site does not focus strictly on visual arts, I find it one of the most creative sites. For example, they provide an IEATA Member Gallery. Each season they feature an artist on the site with their photograph, artistic statement, and biography. The purpose is to recognize, honour, and inspire their members. If I do not submit my own work to this site in the future, I would encourage other associations to promote this form of contact for their membership.
  • Expressive Media Inc. This non-profit organization produces and distributes educational films and materials on art/ expressive therapies. They appear to be a valuable source of information on these topics.
  • Emerging Artist Guide website. This site is meant to be a reference guide for those who are new to the art world. This site is meant to provide the tools needed to become a professional artist.
  • This blog is really interesting in that it shows different forms of art that are great for inspirations. I think that on my blog, I won't just show entries on my manga art, I would also like to share other types of art (both my own, as well as other artists' works that inspire me or I would like to recommend to others).
  • DeviantART A lot of people share their art (both artwork that they have created themselves, as well as artwork that they personally like and have gotten from other sources) on this website/art community. I feel that this site is a great for prospective/amateur/developing artists in that they can view artwork uploaded by various artists around the world and get inspiration from them. Furthermore, artists get the opportunity to receive some feedback from viewers (as there is a comment section located at the bottom) because these viewers are strangers and will be honest, as well as sell some of their artwork (through commissions and such) on this website.
  • Myth and Mirrors Community Arts This website describes a community arts-based project that has been running for 14 years in and around Sudbury, Ontario. The project aims to “bring people together to find meaning and purpose in our experiences through reflection, dialogue and collective creation”, with a particular focus on addressing the challenges faced by a community rooted in a traditional single resource industry (mining) but facing many modern challenges. The website lists useful resources that link art theory and practice to community building, and links users to an extensive list of organizations and projects that build healthy communities through the creative arts. The site also serves as an archive for the many, varied projects that have been completed over the years. I believe this website will not only help me develop my exhibition proposal but also inform my own emerging practice as an artist. This is because my interest in creating art is linked more directly to community building and social change, rather than to a commercial practice. This site points me to many helpful resources, and in itself is an inspiration around what is possible.
  • Collaborative Arts Resource for Educators – Protest Sculpture Lesson Plan This website features a lesson plan for educators interested in exposing high school students to the idea that art can be created to address social and environmental issues. The plan outlines three 50-minute sessions that take participants through the process of examining and reflecting on a social issue and expressing their concerns and feelings through the creation of a sculpture. The lesson plan also encourages teachers to help participants think about what other actions they could take. The website includes a downloadable version of the lesson plan, along with worksheets, links to examples of protest sculpture, a bibliography, and more. The CARE website itself features extensive resources for teachers, parents, and students that “promote arts integration in the classroom for the purpose of developing students who can think critically and work collaboratively”. The reason I’m interested in this particular lesson plan is that my proposal for an exhibition and symposium includes inviting artists and activists to facilitate workshops on creating protest art and this lesson plan might serve as a good resource for artists who have not lead such a process before.

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