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FestivalNet Artists and Crafters News
January 2019

Now that revelry and resolutions are behind us, it’s time to attend to What!? One of the things artists often overlook, after setting personal and professional new year’s goals, is updating their websites. Read on for three tips on what to do now.

The new year often brings commitment to positive action for ourselves and others. This month we put an apple on our Giving Tree for a non-profit working hard to make the world a brighter, safer place for children.

Happy 2019!

Marisa Morgan
FN Newsletter Editor

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3 Website Updates Artists Need for the New Year
by Sandi Dettman of Artsy-Sharky

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As an artist, you wear many hats. Trying to carve out time to deal with technical issues is not nearly as enjoyable as creating. However, your online presence goes a long way in getting your name and portfolio out there. With many artists moving toward selling art online, it’s important to put your best foot forward.

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Here is a short art website checklist as we enter the new year:

1. Update your copyright.

You put time and energy into posting images of your art and updating content. Unfortunately, many artists don’t pay much attention to that little copyright notice at the bottom of their site. An updated copyright notice not only helps protect your content and design rights. It also tells potential collectors that your site is up to date and that someone is minding the store, so to speak.

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The FestivalNet Giving Tree

Every child deserves to be fed, sheltered, clothed; and, to have the opportunity to grow and be safe with the people they trust. Sadly, for hundreds of thousands of children, this isn’t the case.

The Parenting Path believes positive actions create thriving homes. The non-profit provides a variety of programs to prevent and treat child abuse with 20 different services and support groups, reaching over 10,000 individuals in North Carolina.

Our fearless leader and CEO, Kurt, chose the Parenting Path to receive a portion of our gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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