Sharing! #Submit Your Performance Concept for Festivals and Your Photo to Guardian

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Here are a couple of great ways to share beyond just social media. First, the Guardian newspaper is now running a regular photography assignment on a weekly theme. You can send them your photos and they’ll publish their favorites in Guardian Witness, their user-generated content of the Guardian.

The next theme is ‘copy.’ The closing date is 12 March at 10 am. Read the full details here.

There is a blue ‘Contribute’ button and you can also use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for ‘GuardianWitness assignments’.

Next, we love this one!  the Concept Bank is a web-based platform for open source performance. They are asking you to submit your performance work written as an instruction manual no longer than 150 word and they will perform your concept during a festival in the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, the festival season usually starts at the end of March. The Concept Bank will participate in various festivals in the spring and summer of 2015. Sometimes they will show up as officially invited participants, but most of the time they appear to be paying guests. At strategic spots at festivals The Concept Bank will create a mobile office to share your/their performance concepts freely to the interested public. They are looking for good concepts to put together their Festival Package. If you want to submit a work, write it as clearly as possible, write it as a manual. Keep in mind that the performers will usually not be professional artists.If you want to propose one or more work(s), please send it/them to package@theconceptbank.orgThey also need:

-your name,

-the title of the work and

-the year of production,

-a link to a website with professional information,

Please understand that they can only select your works if all this information is included!

The concept should be no longer then 150 words!
The works selected for the Festival Package might also be added to their website TheConceptBank.org (with your permission)

Deadline: April 15, 2015

TheConceptBank.org is a web-based platform for open source performance. The bank is filled with concepts of many good artists; these concepts are written as simple manuals.  Visitors of TheConceptBank will be able to choose and print a concept and to perform the selected work on a time and place of their choice. After executing the work, the user will be asked to send us his/her experiences which we will then forward to the artists.

Theconceptbank.org is a non-profit initiative, the use of the databank will be free for everybody.
The concepts are licensed under Creative Commons.

 

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Are you on the ArtStack?

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ArtStack is the social media platform for art, where everyone can share and engage with art they love. ArtStack makes it easy to share art you make and remember art you love. Artists, curators and gallerists use it to reach new audiences, keep fans engaged, and discover new works through their friends and the people they follow.

The community includes some of today’s most interesting artists, curators, collectors, journalists and art enthusiasts globally – it’s still in invitation-beta, but you can sign up by clicking here: http://theartstack.com/users/signup/mariekazalia

Adding your work on ArtStack and sharing art you love on your ArtStack profile means that people can easily find your work through their friends and other people who like your work – rather than having to search for your website, which often means that people already need to know your work.

ArtStack enables anyone to engage with the world’s most exciting art and discover work by leading emerging and established artists and works. The site applies the concept of social following to art, so all the works by an artist are all on a single page, you see when a new work by an artist you like is added, and your audience can promote your work to their friends and followers. It simple to make your own online collections and see your work alongside that of artists you admire – and you can also use it to gauge how your works resonate with your audience.

Using ArtStack is simple: people browse and add images to their ‘Stack’ of art to create their own personal art profile; you can follow anyone on the platform to see the art they like and discover new works. To get the most out of the site, add your own works and also stack art by artists you like. Invite friends (they’ll follow you when they sign up) and ask them to stack your works, so that their friends will see your work. Like any social media, space out your activity, so add a few artworks or stack regularly every few days to be present.

You can sign up on the website here: http://theartstack.com/users/signup/mariekazalia

There are also free iPhone and Android apps – you can download them and start stacking directly!
 
 

F*R*E*E* Mobile App of Your Artist Website In Minutes!

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just a few years ago, getting an app made featuring your artwork for viewing on iPhone was a major project and expense. You had to hire an expert with the right software and pay them  thousands of dollars. According to experts, iPhone users shop on their phones, but also, perhaps surprisingly, they read books on their iPhones. So there are more sales of ebooks to iPhone users than to Kindle Amazon users. Visibility on the economically upper-levels of iPhone owners and users pays, but at that time may not have been worth the investment for many artists

Even very recently, I noticed a company promoting on Facebook–they create an app of your artist website for iPhone and Smartphone for just under $800.USD. While that price offer is better than the thousands it used to cost for such an app, I have even better news. Now you can get an app featuring your artwork free, at Conduit Mobile  http://mobilecp.conduit.com

You can create a mobile-friendly version of your website in minutes.

It’s true!  I tried it.  I entered my URL and the rest was completely automated. About two minutes later my app was ready.

Conduit Mobile also helps you promote your app and site to get more mobile users with their set of promotional tools and tips.

So you may have to invest some time into learning how best to promote you new app.