Audio blogs, videologs, podcasts, videocasts, netcasts, whatever you call them, there is an endless amount of visual arts-related content out there on the Internet. Anyone with a computer who is interested in art, artists, process, design, history, theory, writing, new media and technology, should be checking this stuff out.
Not sure where to start? Well, I browsed through the 5 pages of the iTunes free podcasts visual arts directory and came across the following ones I think are pretty interesting. Don't have iTunes? Not to worry, all of these can be viewed using just about any web browser.
- Arts Now Podcast - BlogTO
The Arts Now is a weekly podcast all about the Toronto arts scene hosted by Ella Cooper & Amil Niazi.
- Academic Aesthetic - Aaron "The Art Guy" Smith
Art. Education. Technology. - the purpose of this blog: for me to ramble on about art, education, technology, and any combination of those I can manage." OK, so his video podcast may not be interesting or relevant to all artists BUT the section on his website that IS, is his Blogging & Netcasting Workshop.
- Art History Podcast - Learnoutloud.com
Each episode provides thoughtful analysis of the enduring artistic masterpieces that have become hallmarks of western culture.
- Book Artists and Poets - Steve Miller
These Interviews with book artists and poets, are hosted by Steve Miller, coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama. The lively conversations are about craft, inspiration, careers, and aspirations.
- History of Photography - Jeff Courto
This podcast is recorded during class lectures for History of Photography, Photo 1105 at College of DuPage. The podcasts are intended as review for students in the class, but thousands of people around the world have found them useful to their education as photographers.
- For Art's Sake - ON networks
Although most of us don't think of ourselves as artists, the fact is that we are surrounded and influenced by art all of our lives. For Art's Sake examines the lifestyle, inspiration, and work of many different types of artists and art enthusiasts. From comic book artists who love to cartoon to gallery owners with a passion that drives them to exhibit the work of others, there is something interesting and exciting for everyone in the world of art.
- MOCA Audio and Podcasts
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is online with audio tours, art talks and podcasts going back to 2006.
- MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Audio podcasts of art talks going back to 2005.
- Tate Events
This audio podcast presents highlights from Tate's wide-ranging programme of talks, symposia and live events at all four Tate galleries." The Tate also publishes over 300 hours of online learning video
TateShots presents a selection of short videos each month, with a focus on modern and contemporary art at Tate. You can watch TateShots online or download the films to watch on your computer or portable device.
- VernissageTV art tv
VernissageTV (VTV) takes you to opening receptions (vernissages) of exhibitions and events. Online, worldwide, on demand. VernissageTV provides insight to the social side of the art world. VernissageTV is based in Basel, Switzerland.
- WSPS1: Art Talk
Art Radio WPS1 is the Internet radio station of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center providing a 24-hour stream and on-demand archive of cultural programming. The station operates out of the historic Clocktower Building in lower Manhattan. Other WSPS1 podcasts include: DJ Sessions, Historic Audio and Sonic Adventures.