July 23, 2009
PARTY with the MAP
posted by Gillian Coats
Come join the MAP for some drinks and eats as we celebrate the launch of our new online directory.
Be sure to be there by 6:15 when Robert Zimmerman will be giving a live tour of the site.
Here's the official press release info:
The Media Arts Project (MAP) announces an event to celebrate the launch of its new website and online member directory, Thursday, July 23, at 5:30pm at the Flood Gallery in Asheville. Funded by the Asheville HUB, the new directory will foster the development of Western North Carolinaís creative economy by promoting the regionís diverse and accomplished talent base and providing a resource for WNC media arts professionals to collaborate and connect, both with one another and with opportunities for work. The July 23 event will showcase the site and its capabilities to the regionís artistic and professional communities.
In the new directory, MAP members will upload their portfolios to profile pages that specifically list their skills, experience and availability. Artists can communicate through blog posts and forums, and promote events through the siteís calendar. The site also includes functionality for demand-side members, businesses in search of media talent for specific objectives. A demand-side member might be a filmmaker on location in WNC who needs a boom operator, a growing company in need of a designer to build a corporate identity, or a journalist who wants to create podcasts of her work and add them to her website. Through the MAP directory, demand-side members anywhere in the world can access the dynamic community of accomplished media arts professionals in WNC.
The Phil Mechanic Building
109 Roberts Street
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