SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK Cheap, Easy, and Outdoors.
HISTORY“A space dedicated to providing artists with opportunitiesto create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-mediainstallations in a unique outdoor environment thatencourages strong interaction between artists, artworksand the public.”Founded 1986 by Mark di Suvero (Sculptor).Very active in the Long Island City/Astoria Community.Former Landfill and illegal dump.Outdoor Museum.Artist residency program.Workshops/public programs.Socratessculpturepark.org
COMMUNITYWorkshops and tours offered are taught by exhibiting artists and are inspired by the exhibition onview. Spring till Fall.Socrates offers a series of educational initiatives including artist-led classes in schools during theacademic year.Long Island City/Astoria Blogs cover and promote events and exhibitions at the Socrates SculpturePark.How to Cultivate and promote relationships between the Park with local blogs and newsgroups.LICCA - Long Island City Cultural Alliance! Other Outdoor Museums, Sculpture Parks, etc...
WIKI PLANSAboutHistoryPrograms Education Program Outdoor Cinema Community Works Initiative ProgramAwardsBasic Info Hours, admission, etc...???????????
WEBSITEStatic website lacking personalization, social media, and catalog/photos.Add Twitter, blog, Tumblr, weather widgets etc... to website.Digital Artist Section.Focus on Online catalog and calendar.E-commerce?
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE Suggestions1. Place QR codes next to installations that lead to informationabout the sculptures, blogs, and/or fun DIY projects2. Start a blog, where every artist in each new exhibitioncontributes.3. Respond more to commenters on Social Media Sites.4. Online Catalog.6. Phone Tours.7. Panorama on the Website.
FOCUS Easy and Cheap Ideas!Community Involvement/Social Media Website alterations Updated Wikipedia IT installments