How do you list with the Orange County arts directory?
Please read the brief
Prepare all requested information
for the web form before filling it out.
For additional help, see links
to examples in the web forms.
After preparing, click on one
of the links below to fill in a web listing form.
Who May be Listed?
To be listed in the Orange
County Arts Directory, you must be a professional artist or organization
that is based in or provides arts services in Orange County, North Carolina.
Should You List as an Artist or an Organization?
If you are an artist with your own business, please complete both an organization listing form and a separate
form for yourself as an artist. For example, a professional artist who
owns a private gallery.
How Should You Write a "Description" for Your Listing?
The art area descriptions
are very important. The written description is the only way arts patrons
and professionals can distinguish you from other artists or organizations.
The listing description offers the user a window into your work, so the
more specific your description in the 30 words limit, the better.
For artist descriptions, include the type of work you do, the media, and
any styles, themes, or subjects with which you work. For organization
descriptions, include major services or programs, constituencies, and organization
structure. Each listing may select up to three art areas from a list and
then describe each of those art areas.
Users of the Directory may
locate someone in two ways: by clicking on an art area (such as dance or
visual art-2D) or by entering a word or phrase in the keyword search section.
Keyword searches find specific text in your listing that matches their
search terms. For example, if they enter the text, "Dan" in attempt
to find a specific artist, the results will include anyone named Danny,
Daniel, or Dan. If the user enters the text, "garden" because they
want to purchase artwork for their garden, the results will include any
listing with "garden" in their description.
How Should You Write You Organization Description and Mission?
While an organization description
tells what an organization does, its mission should tell what the overall goal of the organization
is. If your organization doesn't have an official mission statement,
it may help to think of a mission as the goal of your organization, and
the description as how you work towards achieving that goal. We ask that
you limit both the organization's description and mission to 30 words or
fewer, and we reserve the right to edit longer blocks of text.
What if Your Listing or Update Does Not Appear?
If you've already given us
your information or updates, please be patient. We check each addition
and change before adding it to our office database, and then we upload
the database to the web site several times per week.
If you have any further questions,
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.