Kickstarter is a website that offers a platform for product crowdfunding. It provides people who work on artistic projects with crowdfunding opportunity to increase their funding budget. Artists and designers give funders rewards in the form of unique experiences or products. Kickstarter is the crowdfunding tool that bypasses the traditional investment process and establishes the general and public platform to raise small amounts of funds. Crowdfunding is the action that artists and designers use to promote their projects, program contents, original designs, and creative works to the public as well as to achieve their works by raising funds via the internet. In other words, it offers a platform for artists to display their products to the world, and to bring people together to support the works. People who are willing to support, participate and make purchases can help making the project successful as they would help artists with their budget. Setting a goal and collecting fundraising in advance can help artists and designers start their projects.
Nowadays, digital technology is being used in the field of arts, and a lot of surveys show that arts organization believed that digital technologies are critical to all aspects of their works. However, according to a survey about technology use of arts organizations funded by National Endowment for the Arts, arts organizations are facing new challenges in adopting digital technologies, and most of the surveyed organizations are concerned about the balance among staff capacity, expertise, and funding. In addition, latest findings of the fourth Digital Culture survey stated that a lack of funding and staff time were barriers to their digital development.
Arts organizations are constantly trying to expand their audiences in order to promote their performances and initiatives. Many arts organizations rely on the donations of older generations, but struggle to develop relationships with younger demographics. So how can Arts organizations reach this demographic in order to continue fulfilling their mission?
Technology changes our lives nowadays, and the internet establishes people’s connection and social relationships. As the research from Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies, the survey shows that the internet and social media impacts the way of art organizations promoting art into the world.
The technological tools of today’s arts organizations give them the freedom to mobilize and connect broadly. These tools help create an audience that these organizations probably would not have reached before. Allowing any arts organization to promote, accept donations, and overall awareness of the organization and its work. However, how much are arts organizations implementing technology? Studies show that most art organizations are not, able to financially, dedicating staff and time to quality use and implementation of technology. What allows them to grow, is difficult to maintain. Continue reading The Future of Technology in The Arts
Live performance broadcasting is a rapidly growing trend used to make performances more accessible. Continue reading Live Performance Broadcasting
My infographic is talking about how arts organizations utilize the internet to help promote their organizations. The statistics indicate a few of the many ways arts organizations us the internet to their advantage. They use the internet to promote the community engagement and to inform the general public on what they organization is up to. One of the most interesting things was how they used the internet to collaborate with other organizations and artist locally and globally.
The word ‘art’ is defined as the expression or application of human skill and imagination, typically in a visual form. However, as technology developed and influenced every aspect of our lives, arts were no exception. The infographic is focused on the impact of technology in arts world; it indicates both positive and negative views on the matter. The main assertion for the strength is the network and promotion in spreading arts and advertising events. Meanwhile, the decreasing interest in arts is considered a flaw.
The increase in availability and usage of technological devices has had an interesting effect on the music industry, and studies show how certain developments have shaped the culture in the U.S. Nowadays, more people are using the internet and music streaming sites than ever before, and the economic and demographic evidence to support this shift is apparent in this infographic. Also, it is allowing for a new platform for art creation, not just consumption.
Google Drive is a file management tech tool that is widely used not only in arts organizations but also many other organizations. It is simple and easy to begin on all the practical functionalities. Arts organizations, especially small ones, prefer to use this tool because it can store some less important large files on web drive and share with a simple click for free. It is free to own 15GB storage room if you have registered. You can also pay for more storages. You can either use Google Drive on web or download app to manage files on desktops and portable devices, and they are all synchronized.
As we all know that large file cannot be sent by email, the biggest advantage for Google Drive is to store it and share it. Especially for arts organizations which would have a large amount of photos and videos to share. Among the family of the online drive, Google Drive is competitive because it has more users from the Google family, such as Gmail and YouTube. So you can easily access Google Drive if you have a Gmail account. Moreover, it supports more files than others.
I recently interned in an arts organization called DC Beauty of Beijing Opera. It is free to use Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides for them to do things that are usually done in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. For a small organization with a relatively low budget, they work at home. In this case, an efficient file sharing function is so important for them to ensure them to view photos, revise documents and contributes to data sheets.
Easy, Efficient and Free, let’s try Google Drive right now!!