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START A DIGITAL ART GROUP

WHAT IS A DIGITAL ART GROUP?
A community of artists who come together to discuss all things related to the digital art media. These groups can be held in person or on an online forum.
 
WHY TO START A GROUP
The main purpose is to collaborate with and meet other artists interested in digital art. The rest is up to you! Be creative and make the group your own!
 
Group Activity Examples:   
-Group show and tell
-Group art competitions
-Digital art software tutorials
-Discussions highlighting specific artists or digital art styles 
-Guest speakers to discuss special topics 
-Discussions about advocating for the digital art media 
-Develop digital art based youth programs for the community  
 

HOW TO GET STARTED 

The first step to creating a successful group is to find members to join!
Tips on How to Start:
-Connect and collaborate with local art centers or art museums to help establish group credibility
-Utilize social media to advertise your group
-Get involved in already established art festivals 
-Host events in the community such as fundraisers
-Connect with local libraries to host a group or advertise your group
Once your group is established:
-Post art and group happenings on social media
-Create a website to showcase your work, and use this as a marketing tool to continue to expand your group  
OTHER TASKS YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO:
-Create group Bylaws  
-Charge membership dues 
-Establish a budget     
HOW TO ADVOCATE:
Get the word out about digital art through:
-Holding events and inviting the community
-Seeking out other art groups
-Advertising your website and social media sites
-Contacting other art centers and other art groups to let them know you exist
-Offering to hold an exhibit or program at other facilities
-Join naDa as a group
OTHER RESOURCES:
Exhibition, education and community for digital artists
www. capecodartcenter.org
Mobile photography and art website
www.theappwhisperer.com
 
Apps, product reviews and competitions
www.iphoneographycentral.com
 
Instruction for photographers and digital artists
www.myphotoartisticlife.com
 
Online exhibition opportunities
www.museumofdigitalfinearts.wordpress.com
 
Online and live education
www.mobileartacademy.com
 
Fine art paper, tips and competitions
www.hahnemuehle.com/en/digital-fineart.html
 
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