Artlink Introduces New Opportunities for Artists to Engage in the Arts Community
‘Articipation’ Options to Lower Economic Barriers, Further Develop an Artist Directory and More
Artlink Inc., a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to keep the arts integral to the development of our city, announces new “Articipation” opportunities to fully embrace the Phoenix artist community and further support their pursuit of successful careers in Phoenix.
Coinciding with the upcoming 30th anniversary of Art Detour March 15-20, 2018, Artlink’s new offerings seek to both lower the economic barriers of engagement and to expand definitions of participation to better serve the artist community.
All working artists are invited to register and may choose to engage at one of the following Articipation levels:
- All Access: This turnkey option for visual and performing artists includes complimentary Artlink artist call submissions, a listing in the Artlink Artist Directory powered by Phoenix Urban Guide, tickets to Artlink’s Art d’Core Gala on March 15, 2018, and other opportunities as they arise. ($60 annual registration fee. Students with a school ID receive a discounted $24 rate.)
- Artist Studio: A new option specifically designed for those artists who open their studios located within the central Phoenix area, depicted by a dot on the official First Friday map, Art Detour map and on PhoenixUrbanGuide.com. These artists also receive the benefits provided in the All Access level above. ($60 annual registration fee.)
- À la Carte: A new option for artists who want to be included in the Artlink Artist Directory, a showcase of all artists that will be actively promoted to businesses and the public. (No annual registration fee. Fees for optional calls, Gala tickets and other opportunities apply.)
“We are dedicated to the development of the arts in our changing city,” says Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President. “With the upcoming 30-year landmark Art Detour event, it is a priority to ensure that we are meeting the needs of artists and continue to connect them with business opportunities and promote their work to entire community.”
Since 1989, Artlink has supported a variety of community-based art events, including complimentary Trolley Tours during the monthly First Friday Art Walk, one of the nation’s largest self-guided art walks; a pop-up gallery program; the Infusion arts initiative; and the Artlink Juried Exhibition, Art Detour, and Phoenix Urban Guide.
About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events, including complimentary Trolley Tours during the monthly First Friday Art Walk, one of the nation’s largest self-guided art walks; The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF); a pop-up gallery program; the Infusion arts initiative; and the Artlink Juried Exhibition, Art Detour, and Art d’Core Gala. Artlink is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Dunn Transportation, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Congratulations to the six artists whose work was selected to be featured on the CitySkate “street gallery” installation that will be on display throughout the holiday season.
Artlink and CityScape Phoenix invited local artists to submit samples of previously completed work to be considered for display on a structure that is a part of CitySkate in downtown Phoenix.
We were thrilled with the response and excited to provide an opportunity for artists to participate in this holiday tradition that draws 200,000 people every year. It was the first year of this collaboration, and we’re already looking forward to next year.
The installation will be on display until January 8, 2017.
Shopping Downtown by Charles Harker | Graphic Design | www.charlesharker.com
All Dressed Up by Howard Paley | Photography | hpaley.com
Cact-Us by Jesse Perry | Acrylic on Canvas | jesseperryart.com
North Star by Carlos Mendoza
North Star by Carlos Mendoza | Acrylic on Canvas
Hello Sunshine by Sharon Sieben | Acrylic on Canvas | sharonsieben.com
Sonoran Lights by Frank Ybarra | Acrylic on Canvas | ybarraart.com