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Was Michelangelo the first celebrity artist?

Was Michelangelo the first celebrity artist?

On 14 February 1564, a young Florentine living in Rome named Tiberio Calcagni heard rumours that Michelangelo Buonarroti was gravely ill. Immediately, he made his way to the great man’s home in the street of Macel de’ Corvi near Trajan’s … Continued

The Chinese stream

The Chinese stream

China’s online-video market is the largest and most innovative in the world. It is also the most competitive LATER this month PPTV, a Chinese online-video firm, will release a new reality show called “The Goddess Office” (pictured) about four young … Continued

Professionalism in Photography

Professionalism in Photography

Addressing the often mis-answered question: “what constitutes a professional photographer” One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional photographer.’ The usual definition is that it is somebody … Continued

Employment grows across creative industries

Employment grows across creative industries

Employment in the creative media industries has grown 2% over the last four years, according to a major industry Census. Figures from Creative Skillset’s 2012 Employment Census show that while employment in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has increased, the … Continued