Author: Ian

Questions about ArtConnected: Why is a tool like ArtConnected is important at all in the Arts?

You might also be wondering why a tool like ArtConnected is important at all in the Arts? Why do we need a concept like Entrepreneurship in the Arts? Well to give you an idea why we think it is so important, we’ve all heard other people say or wanted to be ourself a rock star, we could play guitar, do vocals, drum but that doesn’t make one a rock star. To be a rock star it means we have to star at rock but we also have to commit to it as to our profession. By making rock our...

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Questions about ArtConnected: as a practitioner who has difficulty sourcing the people I’d like working with me and my studio

Christina asked “as a practitioner who has difficulty sourcing the people I’d like working with me and my studio. How does ArtConnected help me?” One of the basic functions of ArtConnected is to allow users to search for people or organisations working in the arts sector.  ArtConnected will eventually help users to access constantly updated profiles, competences, interest and skills of each member of the Arts Sector in any geographical area for better collaboration, programming and distribution of available opportunities. So do you have any questions about ArtConnected and what it could do for you?  Send them into us...

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Questions about ArtConnected – Can we list our workspace on the site too?

We are starting to get some great questions about ArtConnected and what it can do for you. Helen writes, “Can we list our workspace on the site too? I ‘d also like to update some print studio info.” Well Helen thanks for the great question.  Part of the new functionalities that we will be introducing includes the ability to list any space with a dedicated profile.  At present profiles are scheduled to be available in the version. We see profiles as being one of the main benefits as they will allow users to have calls and opportunities automatically directed to...

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Why is entrepreneurship in the arts so important?

Part of the reason why we think that ArtConnected is so important is the role that Entrepreneurship plays in the arts.  Below is a copy of a paper we gave on the topic. This paper given at the opening of the Trans National Cultural Exchange Project Conference at Southampton Solent University by Ian Oliver, Head of Artistic Entrepreneurship at the Centre for Creative Practices on 7 October 2015. Good afternoon I’d like to start by telling you a little bit about myself, my name is Ian Oliver and my passion is to work with artists of all disciplines, creative teams...

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Just What is ArtConnected?

So what is ArtConnected? Well think of it as the “Linking the arts sector!” What is ArtConnected, well we think the best way to describe it is as the “LINKING THE ARTS SECTOR”. ArtConnected allows for the fast & easy exchange of information on opportunities & jobs in the arts, creative & cultural sectors. Linking creatives, arts organisations, venues & suppliers on-line & across national boundaries to increase information & capture market efficiencies. ArtConnected Brings all the areas of the Sector into one place Offers effective communication, management & promotion of available opportunities Work & communicate smarter Reduces expenses...

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