How to give better in 2018: Do more with less money for your family, friends and community

Here are three ways to get more meaning out of your money, by spending it wisely on your community and loved ones — while still having plenty of cash to take care of yourself.


Lifecycling: Using art to breathe new life into a city

Local creatives give the city of Flint, Michigan, a renewed perspective with public art.

The 10 best US cities for creative workers to launch a career in the arts

If you enjoy art, music, film, theater, dance or other creative work, these places are tops for jobs, schools and resources.

For artists of color, Donald Trump isn't America's biggest bully, it's erasure

ArtChangeUs has a blueprint for creative activism.

10 Stunning Images That Shatter Stereotypes About LGBTQ People of Color

"I wanted to give them a canvas to speak about their identity. I wanted to amplify their voice."

Meet the World's Most Intellectual Porn Star

He has a new project that aims to turn the art and porn worlds on their heads.

Thanks to Instagram, African Art Is Finally Getting the Spotlight

Contrary to popular belief, there is far more to the art world than the West.

One Controversial Art Exhibit — And Its Cancellation — Sends an Unsettling Message About Race

"Art should be able to take on the most unsettling parts of our racial history..."

15 Fantastic Art-Filled Cities That Aren't New York or Paris

Get that bucket list going.

Something Very Curious Happens to Your Brain When You Walk Into A Library

The best sign yet that nothing can replace the feeling of reading a real book.

These 6 Artist Websites Are More Beautiful Than Any Exhibit

Welcome to the most beautiful places on the Internet.

How Instagram is Keeping Art Alive

Smartphones and social media are revitalizing the art world, purists be damned.


A Street Artist Weepz For 5Pointz

Years of the world's most soulful graffiti was whitewashed today.

The Week's Must-Read PolicyMic Arts & Entertainment Stories

It's the most wonderful time of the year in the arts and entertainment world. Check out the PolicyMic pieces this week that topped our charts.

This Week's Highlights From the Arts & Entertainment Section

A new site, and a new name.

Why Artsy Will Soon Be Every Teacher's Best Friend

Artsy Education is poised to radicalize arts education across the country.

PolicyMic's Arts & Entertainment Section is Reinventing Cultural News On the Social Web

Welcome to the brand new version of PolicyMic, and the relaunched and revamped Arts & Entertainment section.

Would You Spend $34,000 On a Fake Van Gogh?

The Van Gogh Museum is trying to make art more accessible by producing 3D replicas of certain paintings in their collection ... for a hefty price. Is this the right way to pursue that goal?

What This Artist Gained After Losing 110 Pounds

Jen Davis became famous for capturing striking portraits of the struggles of being overweight. Now, 110 pounds lighter, she still employs the vulnerability that captivated us all along.

Jay Z's 'Picasso Baby' Is Challenging the Definition of High and Low Art

Jay Z's latest video actively pushed boundaries of race and class, as he questions hip-hop's role within the art world, and confounds the latter's critics.

If You Really Love Art, Don't Buy It From Amazon

Even if you have a gift card.

Don't Be a Hater Of Two Master Innovators

Jay-Z recently put on a performance with the noted performance artist Marina Abramovic. Does this mean that hip hop's most famous MC has finally won the hearts of the establishment?

Detroit Bankrupt 2013: Selling Detroit's Art Collection Is a Sloppy Fix, Not a Real Solution

Michigan's governor has placed Detroit under an emergency financial manager, but the plan to sell off the city's art collection is causing plenty of objections even among Republicans.

4 Questions With One Of the World's Leading African American Art Scholars

Dr. David C. Driskell is a respected artist, scholar, and historian. Here Driskell speaks about our country, our history, and what African American art means in the age of a black president.

Meet Betsi Fores, PolicyMic's Latest Breaking News Writer

PolicyMic's first ever city-inspired challenge kicks off in June. Apply today to become one of our new Washington D.C. pundits.