The Isle of Man is teaming with talented people but presently there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to find them!
I’ve decided to set up a dedicated, directory-style website for Artists, Sculptors, Photographers and anyone else in the creative world where each contributor can showcase their work and provide their contact details so that it’s a ‘one-stop-shop’ for anyone who might be looking for local work or a particular style for a commission piece.
Each contributor will have their own page which will have up to six photographs of their work, contact details, a link to their website if they have one and a biography of up to 800 words. For those of you who don’t currently have a website then this is a great way to be able to get yourself a personal web page something like the mock-up shown below.
Listing is free!
Once you have submitted your details to me using the form below, I will set up the page and get you to confirm your approval before making it public. Any changes (such as address or contact details) will be free of charge, however, if you want to update the photographs or your biography occasionally there will be a small administration fee (which I expect will be less than £10, depending on how much demand there is for updates as it is quite time consuming). The fee can be paid by Paypal. This will help to fund the cost of maintaining the website. There may be some advertising although this will be kept to a minimum to ensure that it does not detract from the main purpose of the site which is to showcase your work. There will be a blog which will be be used to advertise exhibitions, events, workshops and so on. If you are organising an event all you will need to do is email me with ‘ready to publish’ text and whatever images you have to help publicise the event. The success of the website will be greatly dependent on its contributors – you. To make it worthwhile and the place everyone goes to when seeking out individuals in our talented community there has to be a lot of ‘buy in’. The more people who are listed on the site, the more worthwhile it will be to the users – i.e. your customers and potential customers. To submit your details please download and complete the attached form here: Artist Information Form and return it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and please share this form as widely as possible. Looking forward to working with you all and to building a really comprehensive and useful directory which will be of benefit to all. Jane