ACNV's Creative Directory
Our friends at the Arts Council Napa Valley have opened up the use of their Creative Directory to the Napa Makes community. This totally free resource already exists to connect creatives with folks looking to hire them, and you can take advantage of it in two ways:
1. Create a new profile
A free profile consists of a picture, brief bio, contact information, and work samples. A paid profile gives you more visibility and the option to share more images. Whatever option you choose, make sure to include "Napa Makes" in the Creative Type section of your profile:
This will allow our group of local creatives to be searchable to folks who want to work with a Napa Makes creative.
2. If you already have a profile, add "Napa Makes" to the Creative Type section.
Log into the Creative Directory, select "Creative Profile" from the blue menu on the left, open "Profile", and then follow the step above to amend your "Creative Type" section of your profile.
This resource is being advertised on the Napa Makes webpage, and if more of you decide to utilize it, I can also share it with developers who are looking to hire a local artist to satisfy the City's Public Art ordinance.
Free Visit Napa Valley Partner Profile
The amazing team at Visit Napa Valley has created a very generous offering for the creative community: a free Partner Profile on their site. Taking advantage of this complimentary membership gets you:
- a business listing on their site under the "Arts & Culture" page
- any public-facing events you're doing can be included on their events calendar
- the opportunity to be mentioned in their blogs (they have over 55,000 email subscribers) and across their social media channels
- access to their Partner Newsletter which includes robust industry data
When filling out their Partnership Inquiry Application, select the "Arts Complimentary" level from the Partnership Level dropdown menu.
If you want more exposure, a paid "Arts Standard" membership ($200/year) gets you all the benefits listed above, plus elevated website placement, access to VNV's marketing calendar to help you plan when to hold your own events for maximum exposure, and the ability to include more information in your Partnership website listing.
I am deeply grateful to both the Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley for their partnership in amplifying the profile of the Napa Makes community! Both of these offerings answer one of the main requests from you, which was enhanced visibility. If you have any questions about either opportunity, or need some help getting set up, just let me know! Email: [email protected].