We are thrilled to announce that we’re almost ready to launch the new Media Arts Project member site. It's a dynamic online directory where MAP members can build profiles that highlight their skillsets and help them connect with work, each other, and the rest of the world. It’s a showcase for the incredible pool of talent and skill here in Western North Carolina, and it’s programmed to directly connect media arts professionals with the people and projects who are looking to hire them.
Made possible by a grant from the Asheville HUB
, the new site was built by Bug Logic
, an Asheville-based web technology company that specializes in creating and managing community web solutions. Bug Logic’s online communities for illustrators, art directors and educators include Drawger, Illoz, and Class Jump. Drawger was recently featured
in the New York Times when artists who connect through the site used it as a forum to rally round the cause of fair pay for good art, protesting Google's policy to not pay illustrators for art they submit to be featured on the new Google browser.
The site officially launches with an event on Thursday, July 23, at Flood Gallery in Asheville's River Arts District. We’ll walk you though the new site and its features, and then we’ll pour you some wine and feed you snacks while you sign up for the new site and create your own profile. More details of the event are forthcoming, but save the date and get your images, video clips and MP3’s ready to post to the new site!
Feel free to
if you have any questions about the new site or the event.