Links for Artists

May 7, 2009 at 11:19 am 3 comments

I have been lax about posting items of particular interest to artists. Mea culpa.

Chonburi International Art Exhibition - Marshall Astor - Year of the Comet - Painting Helpers from Friend Art

Photo Credit: Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer "Chonburi International Art Exhibition - Marshall Astor - Year of the Comet - Painting Helpers from Friend Art"

Here are a few enlightening articles I’ve come across:

David Spark‘s Mashable post, 12 Inspiring Stories of Successful Social Networkers, has an amazing example of the value of twittering for your character:

“Having blown all their budget on production, “My Two Fans” had no money for advertising, so off a friend’s recommendation, Swatek decided to start Twittering as her character, Kate Maxwell (@KateMaxwell). To get some fodder for Twittering and to find her audience, Swatek began following businesses and people that could relate to her show, such as dating sites, single women, girl power groups, fan clubs, etc.”

(Note: more on the topic of Twittering for characters on this previous post and on Gillian Shaw’s story.)

Beth Kanter offers the amazingly comprehensive post “Arts Organizations and Artists 2.0: Social Media for Arts People” which also mentions the value of using a blog as a showcase:

“For individual artists, a blog can also help sell or promote their work. Here’s some artists personal blogs that support their gallery sites where they sell their work — A Planet Named Janet, Self VS Self, PaMdora’s Box and Jen Lemen.”

& Jacob Morgan and Josh Peters recently released their (free) Social Media for Authors Ebook – chock full of useful suggestions, e.g. using Scribd:

“…upload any documents you want to share. Views, downloads, likes, comments, and favorites stats are plainly displayed on the page so you can see how popular the document has been. This can be used for anything from posting up a teaser to your next book to providing a free downloadable short story as a fan bonus. The settings for the documents (like if they can be downloaded or not) are easily set and Scribd serves as a great way to get your writing out to other people.”

Any other cool stuff you’ve come across lately?  Please share!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jacob morgan  |  May 7, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    thanks for linking to me and the ebook for authors, much appreciated!

    Reply
  • 2. Nathan Ketsdever  |  May 7, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Great post.

    Eric Schmidt talked about the use of mobile devices to stream reviews/histories ect of areas (perhaps Google map mashup style). Google is apparently working on this in some way. Although old school tape + cd to mp3 and ipod usable podcasts is certainly a step in the right direction for museums.

    The link didn’t work, but this one did:

    http://www.blogher.com/arts-organizations-and-artists-2-0-social-media-arts-people

    Reply
  • 3. monicahamburg  |  May 7, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Jacob: Thanks for writing it🙂

    Nathan: Thanks for the heads up on the link. I like the mobile stream idea (like a guided tour using mobile)!

    Reply

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