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You're an artist. You probably get asked all the time if you have a website, or maybe you've wanted to build one for a while but just don't know where to start. You want to share your work with the world, to perform or exhibit in new places, and to get in touch with other artists who inspire you. In 2016, the way to do that is with a website.
Promoting your work with an up-to-date, visually interesting website is one of the best things you can do for your career as an artist. A polished artist website gives you a single place to send fans and potential customers to engage with you and your art, and to share with gallery owners, museum curators, and performance venues where you'd like to exhibit.
Of course, many artists avoid setting up or maintaining a website because it seems like a lot of work, self-promotion is hard, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed when you're not a web design expert. That's why the Humboldt Arts Council is now offering low-cost website creation and branding consultations for our community of artists.
As a non-profit organization, we are thrilled to offer low-cost options for artists who want to share their work online. We can create a brand new website for you in 10 business days for just $179 for Humboldt Arts Council members ($279 for non-members) + the cost of buying your site (domain name, hosting, etc). That's just a tiny fraction of what a regular web designer would charge you for a site, and includes a lightning fast timeline from consultation to fully designed website.
We can help you launch a website, but we can also help you do so much more.
We are happy to sit down with you to talk about exactly what you need to take your work and your career to the next level. Whether it's help putting together a complete branding package from photos to videos to marketing strategies and social media, or just honing an aspect of your brand that you're already working on, our team can help you achieve the results you've been looking for.
Here are just a few things we can help you do:
We created a site for Romano Gabriel, whose artwork is preserved and maintained by the Humboldt Arts Council. We used Squarespace to build a simple, streamlined site where we could highlight the artwork, history, and biography of artist Romano Gabriel and help people find and visit his work in Eureka, CA.
Barbara Saul's paintings were about to appear in an arts magazine, and she wanted a website she could include so that newcomers to her work could find her online. Luckily, she had high quality scans of her paintings and a clear idea of what she wanted from a website: clean, easy to use, and focused on the artwork. We created a Squarespace site for her that highlighted her work in streamlined slideshow galleries with a simple bio and contact page for new fans.
Kate Hansen came to us with a Wordpress site she didn't love. We helped her find a Wordpress template that matched her aesthetic, created a portfolio of her work, and helped her graphite illustrations stand out. We also helped her craft a unique and compelling artist statement, brought her resume up to date, and created a custom press release template for her to use to announce big moments in her career.
We'd be happy to discuss your goals and put together a custom package that fits your budget and your goals! This is your career. Let us help you make it shine.
To get started, send an email to Kate Stull at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 442-0278 x206.