Film

Ivar Zeile

Ivar Zeile has seen the future of public art, and it's on 25' x 60' screens

Before launching Denver Digerati and becoming a national leader in digital placemaking, Ivar Zeile founded the contemporary arts gallery Plus Gallery in Denver in 2001. He had previously worked in...


Elementz

ArtsWave Cincinnati is the oldest and largest united arts fund in the country

Funding sources for many arts organizations tends to be a hodgepodge of foundation, government, corporate, and patron support, which makes ArtsWave Cincinnati remarkably unique – it is the Greater...


The People's Creative Toolkit

Your story has to be told, and a lot of people have to listen. But how do you tell your story to get them to listen? And who is “them,” anyway? These are questions we have to address with every...


Morgan WIllis

Allied Media Conference incorporates all varieties of media to incite social change

This is the first in a series of artist profiles featuring the work of artists around social justice, policing, and activism. Look for more profiles in the coming weeks.  The Allied Media...


Haleem Rasul

Haleem Rasul is teaching the world to Jit

Haleem “Stringz” Rasul is a dancer, designer, and filmmaker born and raised in Detroit. The dancers in his family were on his father’s side, and Rasul was inspired by his late cousin...


Scott Galloway

100 Words Film Festival is a democratizing film fest for the Twitter generation

In today’s 140-character cultural climate, it can be quite a challenge to hold an audience’s attention. The 100 Words Film Festival in Charlotte, which made its debut last November, is a...


Laura Zabel

Welcome to Creative Exchange (again)

“I believe in the magic of storytelling, not only for teller but also the listener,” says agrarian artist Nikiko Masumoto, who lives and works in California’s Central Valley....


The Nix Bros.'

The Nix Bros. are weaving web of laughter in Denver

By their own admission, and even though they’re three years apart in age, brothers Evan and Adam Nix — the imaginative forces behind Nix Bros. Films — became movie nerds at roughly...


Jonathan Sears

PAR Projects is building a home for arts education and programming in Cincinnati's Northside

Things don’t always work out the way you plan, but they do tend to work out the way they’re supposed to. Jonathan Sears is the co-founder of Professional Artistic Research (PAR) Projects,...


April Denée

April Denée is the mother of BUSK!

“Busking” refers to artists performing in public places for tips. Unfortunately, “busking” all too often gets mistaken for begging, and buskers are treated by the police and...


Andrew Simonet

Artists U teaches artists how to make a life

The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is a choreographer and a writer who directed the...


Lucas Levya

Say hello to my little film festival

Certain cities become victims of their own representation in the press. Right or wrong, when a story sells, the media will tell it. For the city of Miami, the story that has historically sold best is...


Steve Felix

Akron Film+Pixel is creating a local culture of independent film one movie screen at a time

Steve Felix has been making movies since he was a kid. At 19 he began working as a wedding videographer and also made his own short films. Now he is the Executive Director of Akron Film+Pixel, a...


Teo Castellanos

Teo Castellanos never thought of himself as a writer until he started winning awards for it

Teo Castellanos never thought he would be a writer. In fact, he was writing professionally for several years before he finally started to consider himself one. “I wouldn’t call myself a writer...