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20 Best Visual Arts Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about visual arts ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best visual arts podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Visual Arts Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

In Our Time: Culture

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 236

Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.

Lean Into Art

  • Publisher: Jerzy Drozd and Rob Stenzinger
  • Total Episodes: 100

The Lean Into Art Cast serves visual and interactive storytellers with topics and coversation that explores design thinking, creative communication, visual arts, comics, illustration, creative coding, and more.

q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

  • Publisher: CBC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 279

Get ready to meet the artists you’re talking about, and the ones you’ll soon love. Whatever you’re into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because on q, arts and entertainment get personal.

Art Prof

  • Publisher: artprof
  • Total Episodes: 263

Art Prof is a free website for learning visual arts, watch us on YouTube too!

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  • Publisher: Lewis Rossignol and Joe Rosshirt
  • Total Episodes: 43

A visual arts podcast where Lewis Rossignol and Joe Rosshirt chat about all things art and their careers as professional full-time artists.

The Thinking Traveller

  • Publisher: Academy Travel
  • Total Episodes: 28

A series that draws on the passions, expertise and interests of Academy Travel’s academic tour leaders, to bring a wealth of additional knowledge to your travels, one topic at a time. Hosted by Jo Litson, our tour leaders talk on a range of topics and interests related to travel, covering history, culture, archaeology, architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts.

Go Creative Show

  • Publisher: Ben Consoli
  • Total Episodes: 137

The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.

Nothing Concrete

  • Publisher: Barbican Centre
  • Total Episodes: 73

This is Nothing Concrete, the Barbican podcast – here to inspire more people to discover and love the arts with weekly episodes of archive finds and themed series exploring music, cinema, visual art, theatre, architecture and everything in between. 

City Lights with Lois Reitzes

  • Publisher: WABE
  • Total Episodes: 256

“City Lights” explores the creative fabric of Atlanta – our expressive, diverse, influential city. WABE host Lois Reitzes covers pop culture, music, theater, dance, visual arts, food and more.

ideastream Arts & Culture

  • Publisher: ideastream
  • Total Episodes: 480

ideastream’s arts and culture team examines current events, explores cultural trends and celebrates visual and performing arts in Northeast Ohio.

Teaching Artist Podcast

  • Publisher: Rebecca Potts
  • Total Episodes: 62

Teaching Artist Podcast is dedicated to discussions of teaching art, making art, and how those things overlap and feed each other. Rebecca Potts Aguirre, a visual arts teaching artist, interviews practicing artists who are also K-12 educators. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/teachingartistpodcast/support

Notes on Your Notes

  • Publisher: Joshua and Adam
  • Total Episodes: 333

How do you learn to value your own creative process in a world so focused on results? Join writer Adam Lesser and director Joshua Townshend as we delve deep into the creative process across the storytelling spectrum–screenwriting, fiction, acting, directing, visual arts, sound design. We offer up tools, inspiration and insights that will transform your creative process.

The Beijing Sessions

  • Publisher: Haig Balian
  • Total Episodes: 20

Every week in the Beijing Sessions, host Haig Balian brings you interviews with fascinating characters from the world of music, film, the visual arts, sport, publishing, and broadcasting that make Beijing – and China – one of the world’s preeminent centres of culture.

ART for the People

  • Publisher: Molara Wood
  • Total Episodes: 13

A podcast on Arts and Culture, focusing on Nigeria and Africa. The broad range of artistic expression including: Books, Visual Arts, Theatre, Films, Music, Festivals, Culture and Heritage. Hosted by Molara Wood. Email: [email protected]; Twitter: @Art4thepeople_ Instagram: @artforthepeoplepod

BEHIND the SCENES with Michael Golab

  • Publisher: Michael Golab
  • Total Episodes: 12

Join international actor Michael Golab, as he interviews the people that make the acting industry, from globally renowned casting directors, to virtual reality innovators and Hollywood’s best visual-effects artists. Through their personal stories, you will hear about their industry journeys, what helped them overcome obstacles, and how they ‘made it’. Michael’s curiosity to listen to and learn from his peers’ stories inspired him to create ‘Behind the Scenes’ to share this collective wisdom, with the hope of inspiring others in the arts. Instagram: @michaeldgolab

I LIKE NETWORKING

  • Publisher: I LIKE NETWORKING
  • Total Episodes: 31

I LIKE NETWORKING is the podcast inspired by our flagship networking program for women and non-binary people in the creative industries. Join us for conversations with inspiring experts from design, fashion, visual arts, theatre and beyond on how they designed their careers and how you can to. Expect candid conversations on diversity & inclusion, failure, job interviews and much more. For more information, visit ilikenetworking.uk

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Podcast

  • Publisher: Fermynwoods Contemporary Art
  • Total Episodes: 9

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art is an educational charity and arts organisation that supports life through art. We commission innovative and meaningful ways for visual artists to engage with audiences, in public spaces across Northamptonshire and online.

KR Live Podcast

  • Publisher: Phyllis MacKenzie
  • Total Episodes: 38

Each episode focuses on theory, human application and physical expression of creativity in visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting), literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre), and culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making, and winemaking). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/phyllismackenzie/support

The Creative Entrepreneur Podcast

  • Publisher: Bob Baker – Author, Musician, Artist, Creative Entrepreneur
  • Total Episodes: 136

If you are a musician, writer, visual artist, actor, or some other type of creative entrepreneur, this show is for you! Host Bob Baker is on a mission to help creative people of all kinds use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world! The podcast features interviews and helpful advice from Bob, who has been self-employed in the arts for most of his life (as an author, musician, visual artist, actor, and improv comedy instructor).

The Lyric Feature – RTÉ

  • Publisher: RTÉ Lyric FM
  • Total Episodes: 186

Irish broadcaster RTÉ Lyric FM’s weekly documentary slot. Programmes about music, literature, visual arts and other areas where creativity is manifest. Broadcast on Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Lyric FM.

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