Why should I be a part of mnartists.org?
For artists, mnartists.org means free publicity for you and your creative work. It offers you a free web page that can highlight your talent, exhibitions, performances, classes, workshops, and services to a large audience. mnartists.org is being professionally marketed to attract as many viewers to the site as possible.
Who gets a page on mnartists.org?
mnartists.org is for working artists and arts organizations of all disciplines. That means painters, writers, dancers, theater artists, quilters, designers, musicians, woodworkers, and more. You don't have to be making a living from your art -- most artists can't -- but you must have a desire to market your art and increase the public's interaction with your work.
Will you censor my mnartists.org page?
We will be screening submissions to mnartists.org and reserve the option to omit any that are pornographic or otherwise abusive. Nonetheless we are counting on having as broad and dynamic a range of artists as possible.
How do I create my own page on mnartists.org?
First, register on this site. Follow the online instructions -- it just takes a few minutes! You may also upload images and other media files to the directory. If you do not have the capability to do this yourself, the regional art councils across Minnesota are equipped to help. And if you already have your own website, you can create a link to it from your page on mnartists.org.
How will you market mnartists.org?
We are working with a local marketing firm and will make extensive use of print and broadcast mediums as well as the Web.
Who is building mnartists.org?
The McKnight Foundation has partnered with the Walker Art Center's New Media Initiatives group to develop mnartists.org.