Artifact is offering a free tool to digitize end of year showcases.
COVID-19 has brought the world to a screeching halt which has caused a wave of economic and social repercussions that is challenging everyone. Social distancing and quarantines have forced many companies, restaurants, and events to move online, get postponed, or shut down completely, and unfortunately, this includes most academic institutions too. So where does this leave your student showcases?
Your end-of-year shows are supposed to be the launching point of your students’ careers. Not only do these events establish their footing as professionals, but it’s something they can rely on for years to come. Through their showcase, they’re creating opportunities to connect with curators, collectors, and aficionados now and in the future.
With the doors to your school closed that means these vitally-important exhibits will be canceled too.
The Artifact team understands what a pivotal moment these shows are and we’re here to help. That’s why in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a free solution that will allow your school to move forward with this year’s show so all the hard work of your students and faculty doesn’t go to waste.
That solution is taking your 2020 showcase online so your students and attendees can feel like they’re attending the exhibit in person. Our one of a kind platform takes the hassle and confusion out of transition to digital during this unprecedented global crisis.
A simple solution with big benefits
Getting started is easy for everyone. Once you register your showcase, your students handle the rest using our detailed, user-friendly platform. They can upload photos, videos, and answer in-depth questions so viewers can get the full story behind their work all on a personal profile that belongs to them. Just like an online gallery, each visitor will be able to truly connect and appreciate each artist and their work.
The best part is that your school will receive its own unique webpage where every students’ profile is connected, allowing you to share the entire showcase with your network.
By using Artifact to take your showcase to the web you’ll also be helping your graduates get discovered by advisors, curators, and industry professionals around the world without anyone having to leave their homes. This digital format, unlike others, does their work justice, giving them the most opportunity to show off their skills, talent, and everything they’ve learned.
The benefits of digitizing your end-of-year showcase with Artifact go beyond your students being able to take part in their first exhibit. Keep reading to find out why Artifact is the perfect solution, and find learn about all our features here.
Make your showcase records accessible and interactive
Unlike traditional student shows that only last 3 to 4 days, your digital Artifact showcase will always be around. That way people who weren’t able to attend, potential students and curators looking to partner with artists, are able to see the show any time they want.
Make it easy for your students to get contacted and connect them to opportunity
Your students’ showcases are meant to connect them to the right people and opportunity, but unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Artifact provides one central place where any visitor can keep track of your students, easily find their work at a later date and contact your students directly through the platform.
Tell the story behind the art to bring your digital showcases to life
The digital experience of art is made more powerful and meaningful by including the voice and story of the artist. Artifact allows anyone to intimately connect with a piece of art online through digital profiles that provide insight into the process, themes, and message of each piece straight from the artist. All of this without anyone having to leave their home. Make it easy for your students to get contacted and connect them to opportunity
Get your students discovered with the latest tech
We bring the network to your students. By allowing artists to record at least 37 data points about each artwork, Artifact is able to offer curators, gallerists and art advisors a more comprehensive and advanced way to search for art online. With 6x the amount of search variables including themes, location, process, background, inspiration and more, your students can be discovered through their art, rather than through their followers.
Don’t let your students rely on Instagram, give them a real professional network instead
Instagram has taken off within the last decade and established itself as a place where fine artists can flourish. As much as it’s helped artists get noticed, it has limitations. One downside is that Instagram isn’t dedicated to only artists, its a catch-all for ads, brands, and influencers. This means that profiles and posts can’t do their work justice. They can upload pictures and add a caption, but that doesn’t provide the depth needed for someone to fully connect with their work. Not to mention they’re at the mercy of likes and comments leaving them to rely on other random accounts to repost their work for exposure, which isn’t realistic or fair.
What your students really need is a truly professional format with industry experts, curators, and advisors not just random art accounts, and that’s exactly what we do.
Your shows get their own webpage connected to the art world
The fine arts space deserves its own network, and now it has one with Artifact. When you register an exhibition with Artifact you’ll get your own webpage for your showcase that will also become part of this global digital community, making it much more valuable than an independent website. Just like a physical showcase, your students will have complete control over what is presented online so they can truly express themselves and be searched.
Artifact is the only space where curators can search and find any school, showcase or artist by filtering through mediums, themes, and location. Don’t miss the chance to help your students get discovered.
No extra stress for your faculty
Once you register your showcase with Artifact your students will take over by filling their own personal profiles with details about their inspiration, themes, mediums, and process. This means you can actually focus on everything else needed to keep your school running smoothly while putting these new systems in place.
The best way to discover art online now and in the future
As passionate advocates for young artists and the art community, we know that discovering art online isn’t ideal, but we also know that the story of the artist is essential and has the power to change that. Our story-driven digital community rekindles the intimate connection that one can have when they are experiencing the work in real life, by incorporating the artist’s voice into this digital experience. The world has become more and more virtual every day, and this critical point we’re at has accelerated these changes. We are designed specifically to show art online in the best possible way, which makes us the perfect solution for your school, students, and the entire art community during this crisis and the future.
If you’re ready for a solution that will allow you to transition from physical showcases to fully digital experiences then contact us today.
Schedule a call with an advisor to learn more, email us at email@example.com or visit www.artifact.globa for more information.