Calling all artists, art professionals and art lovers! Thanks to this promising online professional network, connecting with the local visual arts community has never been easier.
What is ARTZ ID?
ARTZ ID is all about connect the community, because it seeks to welcome people from all ranks of the visual arts sphere. That you are an emerging artist, an industry leader, or an established institution. ARTZ ID allows you To connect with a friend members, find opportunities, strengthen professional relationships, while promoting your own to live, works, skills and aspirations.
This platform describes itself as âthe friend you turn to when you need an introduction or extra helping handâ – and we think it sums up the essence of ARTZ ID perfectly. Through establishing a community in a unique and highly accessible location, the platform is slowly but surely making the local cultural sector much less segmented and much more sustainable in the long run.
Who is behind the platform?
ARTZ ID was founded by Maria Galea – a creative entrepreneur who started out as a budding artist herself. Galea’s claim to fame was a young gallery named MARIE GALLERY5 in which she sought to support local artists by taking their work abroad. The founder’s exhibition has toured the world – from New York and Miami, to Dubai and India. Thanks to a partnership with Iniala, she then opened Iniala5, a group of galleries around the island, where up to ten art exhibitions were held annually.
Having lived through trials and tribulations both as an artist and art professional in a country that is not the most welcoming to artists, Maria Galea has taken it upon herself to facilitate this process of growth for the visual arts community and create a means of connection via an online space.
How can I be part of the community?
Currently the ARTZ ID the community collects more 110 members, ranging from industry veterans to art curators and appraisers. Better yet, it’s easy and free to join!
Just go to artzid.com/register/ and choose which of the three account types you want to register under – these include âArt Explorerâ, âMemberâ and âAn Institutionâ, so you can pretty much say that there is something for everyone. After that, the registration process is as easy as pie; just enter your credentials and start creating your profile and connecting with the community.
Differentiate your profile from others by uploading your artwork and giving the audience information about yourself. This makes your profile prepared and ready for any potential collaborator.
ARTZ ID is a project supported by the Arts Council Malta through the Creative Industries Platform and is designed and created in collaboration with Suska.co