| September 2019
A frequent question which comes up for artists and crafters who want more exposure for their work is, 'How do I become known?'. Or, to put it another way, how do you make the move from studio hero to acclaimed, world-renowned (or at least nationally-renowned) artist? As you'll find out in this month's article, it might be as easy as 1-2-3.
Nine years ago, an earthquake in Haiti left hundreds of thousands of people dead, injured or homeless. Two Marines, frustrated by the slow response of traditional aid agencies, gathered what volunteers they could and put their boots on the devastated ground. Today, Team Rubicon is in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Read more about the life-saving work these amazing veterans, first responders and medical professionals do, below.
FN Newsletter Editor
There are certainly the traditional routes (galleries, for example) but oftentimes those paths are strung with red tape—what if there was a more empowering way?
Here are a few suggestions for ways that you can begin to gain more exposure for your work through good press and publicity:
1. Build a dream press list
Think about where your potential fan base might "hang out" and keep an open mind.
Perhaps there are a few niche online magazines that would love to feature your story and/or a few of your pieces. Maybe there are more mainstream outlets as well that you could reach out to. Also consider podcasts as a great way to connect with your current and future fan base. What podcasts would the type of people who might connect with your creative work listen to?
Join our Community & Reach More People!
Whether or not you have your own website, be sure to fill out your FN profile for your business. You can share your FN profile (basically an electronic press kit) and quickly link promoters to all your info, pics, calendar, and even a blog if you want! The more complete your profile, the more the event can conveniently learn all about you from one easy link.
Go to your Modify Profile page to fill out your profile and opt into the Member's Fest Biz Directory.
The FestivalNet Giving Tree
In 49 BC when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River at the head of his legions and marched on Rome, it marked a point of no return.
In 2010, crossing over the Artibonite River, the natural border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, a small team of eight volunteers called themselves "Team Rubicon" in reference to that historic event. By crossing their Rubicon, the team acknowledged they were irrevocably committed to helping those in need.
Today, Team Rubicon is thousands of volunteers strong and continues its commitment to helping underserved communities impacted by disasters, both abroad and at home.
Our CEO, Kurt, chose Team Rubicon to receive a portion of FestivalNet's gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!