This is your one-stop shop for everything you’ll need for being part of the Calgary Art Market. Here you’ll find forms to submit art, blogs or events as well as information on how the business is doing and what improvements you can expect. Bookmark this page for quick access.
Here is a list of 30 hashtags (limit for Instagram) that are great for hitting a local art audience. This list will be kept up to date. Copy and paste into your next post to reach a wider audience.
#yycliving #yycnow #calgarylife #yyclife #yycblogger #yyctoday #dailyhiveyyc #yycdesign #yyclocal #yychomes #downtowncalgary #curiocitycalgary #loveyyc #yycinfluencer #calgaryart #myalberta #madeincalgary #yycentrepreneur #albertaartist ⠀
#calgarydesign #yycinteriors #yycity #yycdesigner ⠀
#yycinteriordesign #albertaarts #albertaartists #albertaartsdistrict #calgaryinteriors #calgaryinteriordesign #calgaryculture⠀
Next newsletter scheduled for:
Sunday, April 28
People who receive this newsletter will get an exclusive look at what will be publicly released two days later, giving them first dibs on any art that’s included in the newsletter. Generally, this is sent out every two weeks.
Update for Artists
April 24, 2019
Business Canvas Modeling: Over the past couple weeks, I have been working with Startup Calgary to help flesh out the business model of the Calgary Art Market. Just as airbnb is the world’s largest accommodation company but doesn’t actually own a single room and Uber is the world’s largest taxi company but doesn’t actually own a single cab – I’d like to make this marketplace the world’s largest gallery that doesn’t actually own a single piece of art! More updates on the progress of this to come!
Seeking a technical co-founder! To assist in my development of the Calgary Art Market, I am looking for a technical co-founder. If you know someone with web and app development skills and a passion for art – they may be a great fit. Feel free to pass on my email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to connect with them.
April 19, 2019
Weekly Releases: Up until now, I have been listing art, approving artists applications and promoting art ad hoc. I started to question this strategy and if this was serving our audience as much as it could. I’ve decided to test out a more methodical approach by releasing all the submitted listings and new artists once a week. This weekly sweep should help our followers receive predictable, consistent communication.
Actions: You’ll see on this page several “actions”. These are mainly a reminder for all the cool ways you can list and promote your work. If you have ideas beyond what’s listed here, just let me know!
Sunday Planning: I reserve my Sundays to do a lot of the planning required every week. This includes creating a content calendar for social media and planning out what artists or listings make the most sense to promote.