Using Social Media Effectively As An Artist With Disabled Artist's Network CIC
One of the things that we try to do for artists is drive some attention to their websites and social media platforms ... but in order for a social media strategy to work, you, the artist, have to put some effort into publicising yourself on a daily basis in order to cultivate a following.
We have poster templates ready for the exhibiting artists to use that have our supporting companies' logos on. Use them wisely as you never know who will be watching and it could lead to a good opportunity or sale for you. The best way to use the posters is to write a piece on your own channel and get other people to 'like', comment and share. Look at how other people are using them on LinkedIn. This way, the clicks go back to you. I've set my main social media feed up over the last 10 years and have a good following - use it to your advantage. If I see you've tagged me in something, I tend to respond and share in the hope of driving more traffic to you.
DAN CIC actively invite and interact with artists from all disciplines via Facebook and LinkedIn on a regular basis.
LinkedIn is more for business contacts rather than sales. So you might gain a connection that wants to exhibit your art ... but I doubt that you'll get many sales on the platform. LinkedIn is very useful for finding workers/volunteers and sharing ideas, particularly technological advances. If you're looking for ways of sharing awareness about your projects, there are many bloggers/journalists on the site - just watch out for the ones that want you to do their work for them. A good journalist should want to interview you rather than have you send them a written piece that they can spin off as their own work.