Just What is ArtConnected?

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 & save time
  • Increase exposure, reach & impact

The Challenge

Because we know too many frustrated Artists who missed opportunities, jobs and funding deadlines as they were scattered through too many different websites and media. We also know too many frustrated Organisers who don’t receive enough high quality responses to their calls. We know too many people who cannot find a venue suitable for their programmes and spend days on the phone. Finally, we also know too many extremely skilful technicians and service providers who are almost invisible and subsidise themselves through various jobs instead of utilising their experts skills

The Solution

We believe ArtConnected is a solution we all need. Please help us to build the final part of the platform and to connect ALL working in the Arts for successful artistic careers, greater visibility of all opportunities and easier collaborations.   ArtConnected:

  • provides instant access to opportunities, jobs, calls, funding, services, equipment and venues,
  • notifies members about upcoming calls matching their profiles
  • helps 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

Who is ArtConnected for

  • If you are keen to grow and expand your artistic career and don’t want to miss any opportunity – ArtConnected is for you!
  • If you work for an arts organisation and promote opportunities but want to do it effectively and reach the biggest group of relevant people who match your brief – ArtConnected is for you!
  • If you are a Venue Manager happy to rent out your venue for artistic events – ArtConnected is for you!
  • If you are a Service Provider working in the Arts and want to promote your skills and experience – ArtConnected is for you!As you can see ArtConnected truly is the “Linkedin” for the Arts, it has the whole sector connected!

Want to see ArtConnected in action?

Start creating your calls and reach out to Artists nationwide in no time! View the available opportunities. Get ongoing update about all available and matching calls and opportunities. Grants, Commissions & Residencies. Find venues, studios or rehearsal spaces nationwide. Try it out for yourself and see how ArtConnected provides the tools for you to turn that passion into your profession!

To access the ArtConnected Website Click Here >>

Why should a musician look at the music business side?

Spending time on developing business skills, sitting on the computer writing biographies and press releases, information and background stories about songs, singing up to organisations, setting up web pages and social media sites and maintaining these takes a lot of time and effort. And the worst thing: It takes away from your practicing/playing/composing time as a musician.

That is all true. But what is the best music worth if no one ever gets to listen to it. A professional musician who wants to make a living with playing music should look at his music as a business and therefore needs to be doing some business related things all the time. No question, that your music is still the most important part of your career. This is why an evenly spread out weekly schedule for taking care of your business side is worth looking at. If you just spend 1-2 hours every day on doing some business related things you will have great benefit from that:

  •          regular income
  •          better image
  •          bigger budgets for better recordings/pictures/videos/artwork
  •          more connections/contacts and a bigger network
  •          better and bigger gigs
  •          bigger audience and more exposure
  •          …and in the long term: people who will look after your business for you.

Why should a musician look at the music business side? was written by Mathias Baumann.

Biography

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German born Mathias Baumann has been a teacher of music for over 15 years including the subjects of Guitar, Songwriting, Composition, Music Theory, Ear Training, Piano and Bass. Additionally he has been working in different studios in Germany and Ireland and works currently with Tuscany Soundz Studios, Dublin as a producer.

In 2010 he formed his independent label Artlane Music (https://www.artlanemusic.com) which specialises in artist development.

As a professional musician and band leader he has recorded and played live with cover and original bands in different countries for more than 20 years. Mathias graduated from Newpark Music Centre with a BAHons in Jazz Performance.

The article was originally published on Mathias’s blog https://makemusicmakemoneyblog.wordpress.com/ and is reproduced here with his consent.