Social media for visual artist

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Social media for visual artist

  1. 1. Social Media for Visual Artists Diana Mounter 29 March 2010
  2. 2. A quick story of how social media might be your gallery door.
  3. 3. Social Media for Visual Artists It started with a tweet.
  4. 4. Social Media for Visual Artists Led to Facebook.
  5. 5. Social Media for Visual Artists Which led me to their website.
  6. 6. Social Media for Visual Artists And I looked him up on Flickr.
  7. 7. Social Media for Visual Artists Within a few minutes... I’d started following them on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and subscribed to email.
  8. 8. 4 different places they can can grab my attention
  9. 9. Social Media for Visual Artists Networks of people connected to more people connected to more people!
  10. 10. How artists use social media (that I know)
  11. 11. Social Media for Visual Artists Artists I know... Meet Chris, Scott, and Nathan.
  12. 12. What do they get out of it?
  13. 13. Social Media for Visual Artists People, jobs, inspiration, feedback. “...I like to stay in touch with people I know... network with people who might give me a job... for inspiration from blogs and aggregators... and post to some work if I wanted feedback...” Chris: design and illustration
  14. 14. Social Media for Visual Artists Notify people of new work. “...notify and generally publicize when I am in an exhibition or a book, and any new work that I have finished. I can bring attention to my work, a sort of folio/WIP.....” Scott: design and photography
  15. 15. Social Media for Visual Artists An invaluable resource. “...finding people all over the world who publish/save/share/curate content that relates to me and my work. Put 20/50/100s of these people together and I have a invaluable resource...” Nathan: design, visual art, computers
  16. 16. Social Media for Visual Artists Facebook - broadcast news and events. “...Good for befriending galleries and organisations who then broadcast upcoming events, opening nights, calls for entries and other useful things....”
  17. 17. Social Media for Visual Artists Delicious - let other people find you links and be a filter to the junk. “...build a network of people with similar interests to you and let them find and bookmark great stuff on the net for you. Also a useful search tool (only looking through sites that other people have marked as useful can cut out a lot of the junk)...”
  18. 18. Social Media for Visual Artists Twitter - a stream of media/inspiration/news. “...I use Twitter to build a network of people with overlapping interests. Follow innovators/ leaders in different fields and receive round the clock stream of media/inspiration/ news. A great way to find out about exhibitions/openings/events...”
  19. 19. Social Media for Visual Artists Tumblr - a scrapbook and a source of inspiration. “...a fairly random but constant stream of inspiration (photos, video, writing, audio etc) from a tailor made network of people. ...” “...I use tumblr as a scrapbook of things i find interesting...”
  20. 20. Social Networks can lead to face-to-face collaboration
  21. 21. Social Media for Visual Artists Dorkbot! “...My social networks brought me information about a Dorkbot chapter starting in my hometown. This lead to me going to meetings/talks/presentations and building a real-world art focused network. This led to me collaborating with a group of about 8 or 9 artists to put together exhibitions in Canberra and Newcastle...” Nathan: design, visual art, computers
  22. 22. Social Media can be used in Art too
  23. 23. Social Media for Visual Artists We feel fine Interactive visualization created from peoples status updates.
  24. 24. And at events
  25. 25. Social Media for Visual Artists Visible tweets Use hashtag’s for your events and create visual interactions.
  26. 26. How can galleries use social media?
  27. 27. Social Media for Visual Artists Entry points: Twitter and Facebook Follow Artmonth via Facebook and Twitter.
  28. 28. Social Media for Visual Artists Find out what your audience wants... Or experiment and see what people like.
  29. 29. Social Media for Visual Artists Ideally you want this to happen Be in the networks where your audience lives.
  30. 30. Social Media for Visual Artists co-create tell people what’s on send your ideas out into the world share your resources/art enable collaboration Go further: be part of the inspiration, enable collaboration.
  31. 31. Thanks Find me on most social networks as broccolini.

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