More and more people are starting to express themselves creatively. Artists of different media are popping up left and right trying to make a name for themselves. But even if you want to make it out in this cruel world on their own, it would be easier if you belong to a group or organization of artists.
Admit it or not, we are sometimes recognized from the group we’re associated with. You may be a budding talent to most people, but once you get linked to a famous group, you a step towards your goal of getting your name out there.
By belonging to a group, you establish a network of contacts and friends through which you can start sharing common interest and discussing potential collaborative work. That, aside from the hope of having free promotional mentions.
But not everyone knows where to find other artists they can connect and form a network with. For that, let me help you by suggesting a couple of social networking sites that are teeming with other artists like you.
MySpace – This is definitely a place where artists, both established and otherwise, hang out at. It’s actually quite popular for catering to musicians of different genres.
LinkedIn – Here, professionals converge to form meaningful, if not profitable connections with other people in the same industry. From business to the arts, you’re sure to find someone in your same niche to network with.
DeviantArt – Popular with people from all walks of life, DeviantArt is a niche social networking site dedicated to artists who make works of art using various forms of media.
Facebook & Twitter – I’ve categorized both social networking sites together because, pretty much, everybody is there. From your neighborhood-friendly closet artist to the popular mural artists, from scratch paper poet to big-time novelist, artists of all forms and categories are in these 2 major social networking for you to connect with.
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