An online initiative celebrating and supporting the talent of East Anglian artists and the local creative community, has recently been launched.
Art in East Anglia is an online Directory of artists living and working in the region and is set to become the ‘go to’ website for anyone interested in art and photography and for those looking to showcase and sell their work.
Regional artists are offered a completely free listing on the site with the option of paying for an upgraded service of benefits and support. This could include professional mobile photography of their artwork, links to their own site and events, an online shop facility and business consultation. Offered from just £10 per month, these enhanced services are aimed at making the life of an artist as hassle free as possible so they can focus on doing what they love.
Designer and Art in East Anglia founder Chris Witham, who runs his own local creative services company, Lucid Synergy, came up with the idea for the directory, having listened to many artists struggling to find a way to showcase their talents and to introduce them to a wider online audience.
Chris said: “I have always wanted to create an online platform for anyone interested in art, print making and photography, I came up with the idea of creating a Directory back in 2009 when I registered the domain name. The idea has evolved and I finally found the time to launch just a few weeks ago. The feedback from local artists has been very encouraging and we are already looking at including further services based on that.”
Art Galleries in the area are offered a free listing with images and the opportunity to promote any events and exhibitions they are planning. Whilst charities and voluntary not for-profit organisations are also encouraged to share any forthcoming workshops and events on a dedicated page of the site.
Art in East Anglia hopes that by bringing people together through the online world it will help to raise awareness of the fabulous array of talent, events and workshops on offer in this region.