It is quite easy to see a woman naked. In fact, naked women are always only an internet search, an art gallery, a television show, or film away. The semi-naked, alluring female form is even more pervasive. These images stare at us from billboards, music videos, and television advertisements asking us with their flesh and their “fuck me” expressions to buy more and more things. Yes, images of naked women and/or semi-nude women are everywhere, including in the Arab world.
Why young people should be at the heart of your arts organisation | Culture professionals network | Guardian ProfessionalOne of Contact's aims is to bring together people from varied backgrounds to share and learn from each other. Image courtesy of Contact Young people's attention is valuable. So valuable, in fact, that a million pound battle is fought for it every day across the nation's televisions, cinemas, radios and computers. In the arts, this attention is vital; young people are not just our next generation of audiences but our future industry leaders as well. What can we offer young people in a world where they have so many options?
After 120 years and countless movies, 35mm is officially on the way out. In January, 63% of the world's screens will be digital, according to report from IHS . Last year, 67% of global screens were still 35mm. The year 2011 is the tipping point, when digital cinema replaces celluloid as the mainstream form of projection. It's the end of an era and the start of something new.
What's next for arts graduates? An extended period of unpaid work, says Kit Friend. Photograph: Don Hammond/Design Pics/Corbis For the creative industries to thrive, from the first scribblings at playgroup, to the most sophisticated innovations of our Masters students and beyond, we must ensure that all those with the innate talent and potential are able to access careers in our sector and flourish. While there are any number of things that might be done to improve the experience our proto-creatives have in classrooms and studios as they progress up the chain, for far too many, they will never even set off down the path. Parents up and down the country have advised their children (probably in the millions) not to study the arts as it offered no secure or fiscally rewarding careers even after years of dedication – the trouble is they're both right, and our entire sector conspires to continue to make this the case.