ArtConnect believes in providing a platform for professional artists to discover high-quality opportunities that will enrich and enhance their careers and creative life.
We emphasize opportunities that create value for artists, are transparent about the costs and have expectations and outcomes that lead to benefits for professional artists. That means that open calls or residencies with prohibitively high application fees or costs may not be suitable for ArtConnect. Costs and fees should be declared upfront and clearly justified and explained from the perspective of the artists. Grants that provide support for artists and funded opportunities will be featured more prominently.
Deadlines and submission guidelines must be clearly stated as well as a website and contact person for questions and further information. Only post about each opportunity once. If you need to change any information you can log in and update the existing post. Repeat posts of the same opportunity will be deleted.
Find out more about how we define and evaluate the quality of opportunities here.
You are welcome to share any events that are related to contemporary visual culture. We interpret visual culture broadly to include various types of creative practices related to art.
Events such as art openings, exhibitions, lectures, artist talks, screenings, and workshops related to art are clearly within the scope of events that are suitable to post. In addition, online art events and activities, temporary exhibitions, pop-up art spaces, art festivals, art fairs, studio visits, and open studios are also relevant and suitable.
Events can be added by institutions, galleries, non-profit spaces, project spaces, independent and artist-run spaces, curators, cultural managers, and event producers.
Please use good judgement when adding your event. Is it broadly related to visual culture and interesting to an audience interested in art?
Projects are your chance to showcase your artwork. Each project can contain up to 10 images or audiovisuals along with a description. You can think of a project like a series of works that relate to each other or were completed around the same time and for the same purpose.
Upload as many projects as you like. Each project will become a part of your portfolio and will be visible from your main profile. You can also like other projects or share your own project.
Keep updating your profile with more projects to give ArtConnect and its members the opportunity to get to know more about you and your work. Each time you upload a new project it will also reach a new audience by appearing to visitors and in search results.
Event and opportunity posts should be as detailed as possible, providing the necessary information in a clear manner, and should also be connected to a complete and informative organizer profile. Make sure to include all important details: including dates, deadlines, and relevant times (also note whether it is recurring or ongoing), information about the organizer, participating artists and venue, clear and detailed description of the program and expectations, whether registration is required beforehand, and whether there is an entrance or application fee, etc.
To make event and opportunity posts stand out and reach and engage a broad audience, a good-quality header image should be included. And also make sure to provide links to the organization, venue, application, or participating artists, accordingly.
Accessibility and access provisions for the event should be made clear, and should be as specific as possible.
Our curators and content moderation team will assess the relevance of events added and if necessary will remove any events that don’t fit within our broad interpretation of visual culture.