Facebook news ban hits more than 250 Australian arts organisations | Facebook

Australian arts and cultural organisations and venues are scrambling to plead their case with Facebook to have their sites restored after they were caught up in the social media giant’s blanket ban on publishing news. More than 250 cultural organisations woke on Thursday to find their Facebook pages had been Continue Reading

Codemasters bidding war looms after £945m Electronic Arts bid | Games

British video games maker Codemasters has become the focus of a £1bn bidding war after accepting an offer from California-based Electronic Arts, scuppering a previously planned deal with US rival Take-Two Interactive, maker of franchises including Grand Theft Auto. EA, the maker of titles including Battlefield and The Sims, has Continue Reading

Want an arts bailout? Then you’d better praise Sunak & Co | Arts funding- Tempemail

Arts organisations and businesses desperate for financial survival have been told that rescue grants are tied to them publicly praising a government campaign. Emergency funding worth £76m was awarded to 588 venues, comedy clubs, circuses, festivals, regional theatres and local museums across the UK, in the second round of funding Continue Reading

Michelle Wolf to Melania’s roses: the arts and pop culture that sum up the Trump era | Culture

Architecture Travesty in the Rose Garden Since he’s a former real-estate tycoon, it seems fitting that Donald Trump’s tenure should express itself in some sort of building. So which edifice best defines his era? Well, there is the “big, beautiful wall” planned for the border with Mexico. “Nobody builds walls Continue Reading

‘It can be accused of being lowbrow’: Museums are looking for a new audience with TikTok- Tempemail

Last month, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence – long a bastion of tradition – posted a video to its TikTok account featuring Botticelli’s “Spring”. The painting depicts Venus and other mythological figures, and has been gawked at by tourists and studied by academics for centuries. On TikTok, users were treated Continue Reading

La Trobe Uni builds AI ‘Explorer’ to help Arts students visualise a career – Cloud- Tempemail

La Trobe University is giving prospective Arts students a Netflix-inspired experience they can use to select a major from the more than 50 on offer and to then “know what career outcomes that would give them”. Chief technology officer Stuart Hildyard revealed the existence of the Bachelor of Arts Explorer Continue Reading

How WePresent evolved from a curated wallpaper into a digital arts title- Tempemail

Cloud service WeTransfer’s usage has spiked 15% to 70 million active users over recent weeks. With around 75% of its users working creatives, many of these new users are also engaging with its content marketing platform, WePresent. In just two years, WePresent’s quietly built a considerable audience with a bolder Continue Reading

Ads We Like: Spotify sets up Covid-19 Music Relief to support the arts community- Tempemail

Spotify is demonstrating its support for the artistic and creative community during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by launching ‘Spotify Covid-19 Music Relief’. As the crisis spreads around the world, streaming has proven to be invaluable for connecting creators to their fans as they shelter indoors. However, numerous other sources of Continue Reading

School of Communication Arts and Tempemail team up to challenge creativity- Tempemail

The School of Communication Arts (SCA) and Tempemail have teamed up to encourage creatives to push the boundaries of advertising and enter The Chip Shop Awards. The SCA has created a special poster that gives advertising agencies access to the students’ creative minds. Agencies are encouraged to buy one of Continue Reading