It's Passover, and Easter, and let's not forget tax season (and no, we don't count that as a holiday)! If you're among the disciplined who already filed your taxes months ago - kudos to you my friend. However, if you, (like most of us) leave it to the last minute, we're sharing a useful article about making charitable deductions. Regardless if you're planning on event-hopping or lounging on the couch this week, we've got you covered. Here are our favorite online reads of the week along with upcoming events and opportunities centered towards professional development, networking, social activism, and community engagement. Here’s what we are into this week:
Reads and Feeds: Words that Lingered
“Beyond the subject matter or the expertise, it’s the people behind the accounts that bring museums to life online.”
— Russell Dornan, Web Editor at Wellcome Trust
Should Museums Have a Personality?, Russell Dornan, Medium; explores how social media managers play a pivotal role in defining an institution's voice and tone online and he looks at how this task is tackled across differing museums worldwide.
Charitable Deductions for You, Me and Warren Buffett, Hannah Cole, Art F City; talks you through ways of using charitable deductions even if you're not a gazillionaire. Since lower income people give far more than higher income folks, this is something we should all keep in mind when filing our taxes.
Theatre Can Only Survive If It's Eventful, Richard Watts, ArtsHub; spoke to director, playwright, film-maker and theatre-maker Robert Lepage about how theatre should challenge audiences. It needs to be bolder, take people out of their comfort zone and shouldn't be afraid of being difficult. Amen to that!
Driving Diversity Through Board Service, Alexandra Hallock, Americans for the Arts Blog; argues that ensuring non-profit organizations look like the communities they serve means starting from the very top. Supporting organisations in recruiting, training and developing diverse and inclusive boards results in stronger boards that are strengthening conversations and broadening perspectives.
“Books, operas, classical music, the Met (both of them). Currently re-discovering Russian literature. Are you the Anna Karenina to my Count Vronsky?”
— Tom, 26, honest Tinder prince working in the arts
8 Honest Tinder Profiles of Young Art Professionals; Mara Vlatković, ypanyc.com; explores what we would write on our Tinder profiles if we could only be honest without scaring everyone away. Do you know what your profile would sound like?
Clocktower Radio Launches Residency Program at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, Malaya Sadler, ArtNews; Over the course of three months, the residents will produce work for Clocktower’s online airwaves with access to the station’s production, publishing, and promotional resources at Pioneer Works art center in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
This Week Around Town
MONDAY, APRIL 10
Shakespeare in New York: Booth and Forrest
The Shakespeare Society partners with the Library on an evening of Shakespeare recitation, expert commentary, and archival exploration, celebrating historic men who shared Shakespeare with our city.
6:00pm - 7:30pm; New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center; Free
TUESDAY, APRIL 11
Contemporaneous: Transcendental Geometry
Transcendental Geometry from Contemporaneous will explore new music written with non-traditional tunings from around the world.
8:00pm; Roulette, Brooklyn; $15-25
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
Fiction That Matters: The Story of Social Engagement
How does fiction successfully explore and represent social history? What is the future of fiction’s role in such endeavors? Exploring these questions and many more will be Edie Meidav (Kingdom of the Young, Lola, California) Dana Johnson (In the Not Quite Dark,) and Sunil Yapa (Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist).
7:00pm; The Center for Fiction; Free
New Nordic Cinema - Rosita
This spring Scandinavia House presents the best of recent Scandinavian cinema from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland in a series of nine films. See the Danish film Rosita by Frederikke Aspöck on Wednesday (view trailer here).
7:00pm; Scandinavia House; $12
THURSDAY, APRIL 13
The Human Sense of Smell - Seminars in Society and Neuroscience
There are many myths about the human sense of smell. Most persistent are the views that our olfactory abilities are underdeveloped, declining, and lacking cognitive significance. Nothing could be further from the truth.
4:15pm - 7:00pm; Teatro at the Italian Academy, Columbia University; Free
Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology Book Launch
Editor Vincent Katz will introduce the book, followed by readings by Elaine Equi and Eileen Myles. Signed books will be available for purchase.
6:30pm; Dia:Chelsea; Free
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
The World According to Sound
There’s a lot of talking on the radio. People love to yammer. The World According to Sound is a 90-second radio show with as little talking as possible. Every episode brings you one sound that tells a story. 12:00pm 6:30pm; The Greene Space; $15
SUNDAY, APRIL 16
I Am Not A Woman Artist
Why did so many women artists of the 1940s and 1950s refuse to be identified as women artists? What art-world and larger sociopolitical challenges were they up against, prior to the Feminist movement and artists like the Guerrilla Girls, who demanded equal inclusion in museums like MoMA?
11:30am; Museum of Modern Art; Free for Members & with Museum Admission
FOR THE HOMEBODY
CI to Eye Podcast
Capacity Interactive (CI), the leading company in all things digital marketing for the arts, has started a podcast. Erik Gensler, the President of CI, speaks with thinkers and leaders inside and outside of the arts about leadership, marketing, organizational culture, and innovation.
The Job Hunt
- Sales Associate (Design Shop) Part-Time, Cooper Hewitt
- Analyst/Project Manager, Webb Management Services, via NYFA Classifieds
- Social Media Producer, Art + Commerce, via LinkedIn
- Part-Time Community Engagement Manager, Lincoln Center, via The Muse
- Development Associate and Board Liaison, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, via NYFA Classifieds
- Digital Coordinator, 21C Media Group