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About Side Arts

The right connections can launch your creative practice to the next level!


A global community of emerging and established visual artists and crafters use Side Arts to promote their art and search verified calls for artists – exhibition and income opportunities. Our mission is to help visual artists and crafters become sustainable by providing a content marketing platform that accelerates growth.

Visual artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, crafters, and makers of all kinds and all experience levels use Side Arts to find opportunities such as:

  • Exhibitions – artwork shows featuring selected artists
  • Competitions – awards for themed art contests
  • Vendor events – art fairs and craft shows
  • Residencies – remote live-in spaces for creating art
  • Requests for proposals – paid art projects
15000+ MEMBERS
2000+ Facebook fans
2700+ Twitter followers
 
Gallerists, buyers, agents, curators, non-profits, businesses, local governments, and promoters use Side Arts to attract qualified artists and crafters in their area and worldwide.

PROMOTE YOUR CALL FOR ARTISTS!


Call for Artists Promotions

Attract visual artists and crafters in your area and worldwide

Side Arts helps get your call for artists to the top of search results. Our content marketing platform delivers trusted exhibition, vendor event, competition, and other calls for artists to visual artists and crafters. We ensure that your listing promotion meets our rigorous standards and, most importantly, the standards of the creative arts and content marketing industries.

Our goal is to consistently provide you with the highest quality content marketing management and promotion. We promise to never sacrifice quality at the cost of speed or price. Clients give Side Arts a 9/10 star rating for attracting qualified participants successfully.

Promotion Benefits:

  • Professional copywriting review of each listing ensuring best results
  • Promoted on Side Arts, Facebook, and Twitter
  • New listings emailed to artist members
  • Active until deadline or, if ongoing, until one year from the publish date
  • Long-term marketing and SEO benefits

Attract qualified artists and crafters. Side Arts call for artists promotion platform delivers trusted exhibition, vendor event, competition, requests for proposal, residency, and grant calls for artsits to visual artists and crafters who meet your criteria. Gallerists, buyers, agents, non-profits, businesses, local governments, and promoters use Side Arts extend the reach of their calls for artists to real, qualified artists – we do not use bots or lists.

PROMOTE YOUR CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Our Story

PHILADELPHIA ARTS CLUB becomes AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

Side Arts’ content marketing platform helps visual artists and crafter communities worldwide. It is based out of Philadelphia, PA.

Starting in 2006, Side Arts Founder, Todd Hestand, started a neighborhood club of visual artists with regular meetings, BBQ’s, and Friday night karaoke. A common challenge was the need to find trusted opportunities to exhibit and sell creative works. Each person spent much time online, often duplicating the research of friends and colleagues.

Side Arts was developed as a way for the group to repost quality opportunities. Other non-local visual artists discovered the service and requested to join. As the number of members grew, businesses, non-profits, and promoters began to express interest in posting opportunities directly to the site to extend their reach.

Side Arts relaunched in 2011 to focus on delivering trusted content — including calls for artists, vendor events, grants, requests for proposals and more — from businesses and organizations around the world. Today, over 200 new artist members join monthly and listings represent opportunities from over 50 countries.

To learn more, contact Side Arts at mail@sidearts.com.

Team

Todd Hestand
Founder
Todd Hestand, Founder, Side Arts, is an independent artist and business adviser. For over eight years he has served as the Manager of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy where he works with thousands of artists, crafters, and performers. His role includes individual consulting, teaching courses, and developing programs for entrepreneurially-minded artists. Previous experience includes eight years as an executive management consultant and five years in retail management.
VK
VK

Customer Support

Anna
Anna

Content Management

Testimonials

Mario Brondo
"Thank you, Side Arts! ♥ This is a great service to provide for artists!"
Off the Hook Arts
"Any artists looking for a chance to break through, check out Side Arts!"
KAREN ISAILOVIC
"Thank you for the service you provide creatives!"

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