What if the only thing that prevented you from becoming a professional artist, or landing the job of your dreams was hard work? What if the knowledge you needed to accomplish your next art goal was freely available at no cost?
Sounds like utopia? Not that much.
For a long time, I've been thinking about a way to achieve this, and I finally found it. It is Open Art Education. It is at the same time a philosophy, a licensing and a sharing system and an economic model.
The idea behind open (art) education is to provide teaching resources like videos, texts, images and other digital files that are accessible at no-cost and openly licensed. In other words, educational content that you can freely use, modify, and share for any purpose.
As an example, imagine you're a teacher in Poland, and there's a great tutorial in French you'd like to share with your students. But you don't have the right to do so, because you only have one personal license and your students are not comfortable with French. Well, if this tutorial were openly licensed, you'd be free to record an audio translation, edit, remove and speed up parts of the tutorial you don't need and redistribute it to your students. The only constraint you'd have would be to credit the original author and share your modifications under the same license.Read More