Resource ThuRsdays: Linked In #3, Best Practices for Artists

(Please forgive the re-post! This post did not make it through a recent update.) To sum up our ongoing discussion of LinkedIn and how it relates to the nonprofit art sector and individual artists, artisans, designers, writers, and other creatives, we at ArtSpark have compiled a few resources that will help you put your best foot forward on this professional networking site. In this excellent post that has 9 tips for using LinkedIn as an artist (whichever type you identify as), you’ll find some basic suggestions and a few rare gems of advice. My favorite is #7, which basically says:

Read More

Resource ThuRsdays: Linked In #2, for Nonprofit Organizations

(This post got deleted through an update to our website, so please excuse the double-post!) It is fascinating seeing and interacting with so many people in the arts and culture nonprofit sector. Though the focus of their philanthropy or awareness-raising work varies, their mission was always the same: create art & inspire others, truly connect with communities and individuals needed to make the creativeproject happen, make a plan & a budget, find funding, somehow pull it all off, make a difference, and then… repeat! What’s at the heart of all successful arts and culture projects in the nonprofit arena? Artists,

Read More

Resource ThuRsdays: Linked In #1

“No man is an island,” goes the saying by John Donne. As collaborative artists, I’m sure that this goes without saying for most of you. And yes, we all know that networking is important. When we’re engaging in networking, however, what exactly are we talking about? Opportunities? Possibilities? Projects? Money? Timelines?  Your skills? Central to these conversations is the conveying that we as artists are CAPABLE of doing the work we’re called to. This is where Linked In comes in as an excellent platform that mimics an interactive online resume, allowing you to show the world that you indeed are

Read More

Resource ThuRsday ArtSpark/Aspiration Workshop @Working Classroom

Here are the proceedings/materials from the ArtSpark/Aspiration workshop for artists, artisans and arts organizations hosted by Working Classroom in ABQ on July 27th, 2013. All sorts of goodies organized on storify.com including Jessica’s presentation, tips and infographics on crowdfunding for the arts, twitter feed and other Resource ThuRsday content. Enjoy!!

Resource ThuRsday: Twitter and Artists

So, now that we have talked about some of the rising stars in the social media world, we are now going to turn our attention to one of the traditional, yet still very popular, platforms: Twitter. Featured to the left is a fun infographic from Enfuzed.  If you already have a Twitter account (and if you don’t, go ahead and create one – it is very simple!) and want/need to gain a greater following, then here are some tips from the featured image: 1. Share and retweet about new knowledge that your followers (probably one’s from your industry) will find

Read More

Resource ThuRsday: Pinterest

  Pinterest is a platform to use if you would like to show your work with minimal text. Click on the image at the left for a fun video from MDGadvertising. Here are some key points from the video: 1. Yes, women do outnumber men on Pinterest, but only by 20%. 2. Most people on Pinterest are between the ages of 25 and 54 and, regarding income, are from the middle class. 3. Pinterest is rapidly growing in popularity. In fact, as of June 2013, there were 48.7 million users (see DMR for some other fun Pinterest statistics). 4. Pinterest

Read More