Calling All Performing Artists
We want to hear about your online content practices.
Are you a performing artist or the administrator of an arts organization? I’d love your feedback on a survey of artists’ digital content practices. The survey takes about ten minutes to complete and is anonymous. See below for more details. Thank you!
Earlier this year I announced that Raft will be publishing a series of article on Web Monetization. These articles are part of a project called Web Monetization for the Arts, and it’s funded by Grant for the Web.
The project has two components. First, it seeks to learn from performing artists and arts organizations about their online content strategies. Second, it creates a series of informational articles and question/answer sessions about Web Monetization, a proposed standard for the web that allows for streaming payments. Put your video on a web monetized platform and anyone who watches it will pay you for the time they spend watching it.
The first part of the project — the survey — is what I’m writing you about today.
If you’re a performing artist or an administrator of performing arts organization, we want to hear from you. You can find the survey here. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. It asks questions like: Do you promote your work on social media? What, if anything, do you optimize that content for and how do you track it? Do you host your own website? You get the idea.
We want to hear from a wide range of artists and groups, from jazz musicians to ballet dancers, community theaters to opera halls. It’s my hope that this project is the first step in developing a web monetized platform for independent performing artists, a place for people to discover new work and for creators to be compensated.
Thank you for your help.