Posts Tagged ‘self-directed’

Summer Session – Everybody Needs Wiggle Room

David Robbins giving everyone permission for Wiggle Room.

This Summer Session we’re going Back to School, and today we bring you a piece from our friends at Brooklyn Rail by interdisciplinary artist and author David Robbins, who is known especially for his “retirement” from contemporary art and his transition to “independent imagination.“ Framing the idea of “wiggle room” as a literal room, Robbins encourages artists to take the space that they need in order[…..]

Summer Session – Help Desk: MFA vs. Residency

Pat O'Neill. Horizontal Boundaries, 2008; still from color film, sound,
23 mins.

With Fall right around this corner, this Summer Session we’re taking some time to think about what it means to go Back to School, whether that has to do with self-directed learning, formal education, or pedagogical strategies. In that vein, today we bring you an article from our arts-advice column Help Desk addressing the differences between an MFA and a residency, and how that comparison reveals different[…..]

Help Desk: MFA vs. Residency

Pat O'Neill. Horizontal Boundaries, 2008; still from color film, sound,
23 mins.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is co-sponsored by KQED.org. How valuable is an MFA these days and is it really worth the cost? I’ve spent the last two months researching schools and preparing applications for MFA programs in[…..]