Podcasts about art


Podcasts that spark creativity

Sometimes you just need a little boost to get through your week. Here are 5 podcasts - one for each workday - that can give you that little jumpstart of inspiration you need to get your creative juices flowing.

Taking a few minutes to listen to an inspiring podcast can give you the energy to be productive and creative.

Taking a few minutes to listen to an inspiring podcast can give you the energy to be productive and creative.

Why inspiration matters

Being inspired creates a sense of purpose, drive, and direction. When we feel inspired, we feel energized and excited. Our brain is running 100 miles an hour with ideas. If we are inspired, we often share these thoughts with others which spreads the energy to our team. Doesn’t everyone work better when they are excited and energized? Listening to something that inspires you could change the way you approach your week and work with your colleagues. Like Gandhi says, “be the change you wish to see in the world”.

Art podcasts that will inspire you

TEDTalks Art (iTunes)

This podcast features presentations by artists around the world who share inspiring ideas, visions and concepts. If you’ve never experienced a TEDTalk before, try Amy Herman’s “A Lesson on Looking”. Herman utilizes analyzing artwork as a strategy to teach us how to observe life situations and make decisions.

State of the Arts (iTunes)

This podcast covers a wide range of topics but centers around how art and art history has impacted the word as we know it. Try the “Conservation and Restoration” episode where they discuss every act of conservation being an interpretive act. In the interview they explore why conservation is a difficult task, “…you have to establish what the piece is about and what elements are important, what is necessary to convey meaning.”

The Jealous Curator: Art for your Ear (iTunes)

In this podcast, Danielle interviews artists to get the inside scoop on their life. She focuses on artists who are well known today and will be forever remembered. Try the interview with Heather Lenz, the director of the film Kasuma: Infinity, that documents the life of artist Yayoi Kasuma and how she became an international artist.

The Lonely Palette (iTunes)

Do you ever wonder what people are thinking when they are in a museum? Tamar Avishai takes out the guess work and records interviews of average Joes viewing well-known art to hear what they are thinking. Avishai also provides historical context for these pieces. Try episode 24 where a Mark Rothko painting is discussed. “A painting is not a picture of an experience, it is the experience.” - Mark Rothko

The Productivityist Podcast (iTunes)

While not directly art related, may we suggest the episode, “The art of decision making“ from this podcast. How do you make decisions about your day, your schedule, and making the most of your time? It all starts with understanding when you feel the most productive and have the most energy. Learning how to give structure to your life provides the gateway to creativity when you are at your best.

Looking for more ways to spark creativity in your life? These 30 questions to ask yourself when looking at art will help you intensify your appreciation for art.

Art AppreciationHolly Tritt