Howto: Creating ensemble profiles

June 3rd, 2013 - 

Ensemble profiles are great to illustrate your activities, to present your projects and to feature the wonderful artists you are working with. Setting up an ensemble profile is fast & easy. 

 

Create Ensemble Profiles.

1 Create the profile | If you have an artist profile, start right away: just click on “create ensemble profile” on your profile to the right.

2 Provide the name | Provide the ensemble’s name and chose the type of ensemble you wish to create. Click “Create”.

3 Add information | You end up on your shiny new profile. Simply add information and media content – just the way you are used to from your own profile. Write something about your ensemble, chose your genres, publish events, add galleries, videos and audio samples. Make visitors curious about your work and let them discover what you do.

That is it, you are done.

 

But wait: of course, there is more. In a professional network, things get most interesting when we actually – you know: connect! That is where the magic starts, the power of the network takes hold and relevant information is generated from a multitude of tiny actions and interactions.

So we encourage you to go one important step further:

4 Get connected | Let all the members connect with their ensemble. The individuals behind the ensemble are thus featured on the ensemble profile. Conversely, the ensemble is featured on every member’s profile.

Artists are discovered via their ensembles, ensembles are discovered via their individual artists. All in all, this weaves a network of mutual projects and collaborations that wonderfully illustrates professional activities.

Connecting members has other perks, too. For example, every new event you create for your ensemble automatically shows up on any member’s calendar as well. And if a member should not want a particular event on his or her calendar, it can of course easily be removed.

Right now, there are two ways to connect with an ensemble: invite or request.

Invite | Visit the profiles of your members and click on “invite to en­sem­ble”. Once the members confirm your invitation, they are connected.

Request | Let your members visit the ensemble profile and click on “artist request”. Once you confirm their requests, they will be connected.

 

Working together

April 22nd, 2013 - 

The brand new en­sem­ble pro­file makes it easy to illustrate all your collabo­ra­tive projects and to feature the wonderful people you work with.

Individual genius aside, when it comes to the creation of art, it’s all about collaboration. From dance company to rock band, string quartet to theatre group: Wherever artists join forces to create something that transcends far beyond the limits of the individual, something beautiful is born.

The ensemble profile offers an individual presence for all your collaborative projects. Every ensemble profile features it’s own set of events, media files and network connections. Most importantly, you can associate members with your ensembles. Through membership in ensembles, a comprehensive overall picture of projects and collaborations is created, providing precious insights into everybody’s work.

 

The value of membership

01ensMembers illustrate the extent and context of their professional activities. Ensembles receive additional attention, since they are present on the profiles of all their members. Members are featured on the ensemble profiles, allowing visitors to discover the individual artists behind the ensemble. And all their further activities, too.

 

Easy event propagation

01eventsThe events of an ensemble are automatically published on the calendars of every member, too. This saves time and effort: simply create your event once on the ensemble profile, and you are done. If required, a member can of course easily remove such an ensemble event from his or her personal calendar.

 

Find more information about ensemble profiles on our new Questions & Answers page. If you wish to discuss this feature, just use the comment section of this article or visit our Facebook page.

Giant steps

March 20th, 2013 - 

Every now and then, you have to revisit your ideas, to challenge your concepts. The last few weeks, we have been doing just that. And it is very rewarding, too. To start with something good, only to end up with something great. Have a good look at the next step in the evolution of artoporta.

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We created an elegant and reduced interface, throwing everything overboard that was not strictly necessary. Now, your beautiful content is more than ever in the focus of attention. You need fewer clicks to use artoporta. Everything is easier accessible. Instant inline feedback provides a smooth interaction experience. Last but not least, we made room for the wonderful future upgrades that we are currently working on.

We set the stage for you, now make the best use of it. Upgrade your profile, add events and media files. Invite colleagues and partners to join your professional network. Present your activities and collaborations. Enjoy.

Feature your profile

June 28th, 2012 - 

Share your profile on blogs or websites. Simply create a beautiful widget and place it wherever you want it to appear. It provides basic information and leads visitors directly to your profile on artoporta.

The widget comes in three sizes and three colour schemes to match your personal taste and your site’s look and feel. To get started, just place a snippet of code to your site’s header. Then simply insert a single line of code to your HTML where you want your widget to appear. That’s it.

Examples:

To play around with our instant preview, configure your personal widget and copy the required code, just visit the new widget page on artoporta.

Please note: you need to be logged in to artoporta to access this page. When logged in, you can always access the widget page from the footer menue on the lower right.

Welcome to a new stage.

June 8th, 2012 - 

We have been busy behind closed doors for quite a while. Today, it is time to lift the curtain: We are excited to introduce our redesigned homepage, the all new feature section and a plethora of updates and improvements.

Growing up is constant change. Sometimes in little steps, sometimes in bigger leaps, sometimes in a general overhaul. We are dedicated to develop and improve artoporta constantly – together with our friends, partners, members and supporters – to make it the ideal environment we envision.

A professional and respectful environment for everyone, a place to connect and get in touch, to start collaborations and inspire each other, to find jobs, colleagues, allies, benefactors, misfits and geniuses. The possibilities are as endless as the potential benefits to each and every user. And so, we are looking forward very much to all the future changes to come.