March 4, 2011

Art Jobs

Where to Look:

Youth Internship Program
This is run by government. You have to find an organization that is willing to take you on as an intern, then they apply to the govt and get funding. It is an intership and you get paid. They say they have done 100s of internships so this seems like a good one.

Culture Works Art Jobs Bank
All across Canada.

Concordia Career and Planning Services Job Bank
You need to be a student to see this (which you are!).

ECUAD Job Bank
Lots of jobs/calls for submissions here.

Arts BC Job Board

Alliance for Arts Job Board
Vancouver area.

Ontario Cultural Council Jobs
Jobs in art institutions in Ontario.

Arts Jobs in the UK
Art jobs in Africa. JK they're in the UK.


Part time gallery assistant, Maple Ridge art gallery

Summer camp art instructor in Oakville Ontario.
Part of Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, so you are supposed to be planning to return to full time studies in the fall.
Regional Programming Coordinator
Like what you did in Nelson, only in Prince George.
Young Curators Program
Centre for Canadian Architecture in Montreal. You submit a curatorial proposal for a project about architecture or urbanism, get a residency up to 10,000 for 3 months.
The Works Art and Design Festival
Edmonton. You get paid to do an internship for the festival and learn about curation. Summer.
Gallery Assistant
Summer job at Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
Arts and Crafts Instructor
Summer camp in Ontario.

March 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen is not helping tigers

Possibly the worst piece about Charlie Sheen so far:
Charlie Sheen can talk all he wants about having tiger blood, but the sad truth is illegal poaching around the world is putting this magnificent creature at serious risk of extinction in the wild. Comments like Sheen's do nothing to help save tigers.
I thought Esquire was supposed to sense of humour. Other insights piecing insights provided in this piece: "Tiger blood is just blood," and Charlie Sheen is not actually a tiger.

They were lost, but now they're found

You have probably heard that Japan has lost its last two decades (of economic growth). But the unrealistically named Eamonn Fingleton reports that he has found them: they were there all along, just where Japan put them. The Japanese government was just hiding them! Apparently, Japanese stagnation must be a media myth, because although GDP growth has been slow, the yen has improved against the American dollar during the decades previously known as lost, and its current account surplus (whatever that is) has increased fivefold (or quintupulated). Furthermore, everything in Japan is getting better all the time:

The cars on the roads, for instance, are generally much larger and better equipped than in the 1980s (indeed state of the art navigation devices, for instance, are more or less standard on many models). Overseas vacation travel has more than doubled since the 1980s. The Japanese boast the world's most advanced cell phones, and the biggest and best high-definition television screens. Japan's already long life expectancy has increased by nearly two years. Its Internet connections are some of the world's fastest -- something like ten times faster on average than American speeds.

February 25, 2011

lululemon part of a right wing plot to control your ass

lululemon, maker of $98 pajama pants worn in public by adult women around the world, portrays itself as more than just a money-making venture. It has always come across to me as vaguely lefty, possibly because yoga is kind of a lefty hippy thing as practiced on the West Coast, but also because its manifesto includes standard leftist anti-Western medicine babble ("Stress is related to 99% of all illness"--Uh, does that include, like, AIDS, and malaria?) and golden rule derived environmentalism ("What we do to the earth we do to ourselves"). (It also spells its name in lowercase.) However, I have recently uncovered a plot which leads me to believe that lulu may if fact be the burning spear point of a right-wing takeover of the world's asses.