WHY START A GROUP?
Starting a community-based digital art group is a wonderful way to connect with other digital artists, share your work, enhance your skills, discover inspiration, and support one another in your artistic endeavors.
Additional reasons for starting a digital art group may include, but are not limited to:
• Promoting interaction in public spaces and marketplaces;
• Increasing civic participation;
• Engaging youth and other specific groups within the community;
• Promoting the power and preservation of a particular place;
• Broadening participation in the arts; and
• Assisting digital artists who wish to share their creative works with the public.
The purpose of this manual is to help you create a dynamic, successful, and engaged digital art
group in your community.
HOW TO GET STARTED
The first step to creating a successful group is to find members to join!
-Connecting and collaborating with local art centers or art museums to help establish group credibility
-Utilizing social media to advertise your group
-Getting involved in already established art festivals
-Hosting events in the community such as fundraisers
-Connecting with local libraries to host a group or advertise your group
Once your group is established, consider:
-Posting art and group happenings on social media
-Creating a website to showcase your work, and use this as a marketing tool to continue to expand your group
OTHER TASKS TO CONSIDER:
-Creating group Bylaws
-Charging membership dues
-Establishing 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
-Joining naDa as a group