Can I say you need to set up the Profile question page pretty quickly- really you ask a series of questions that members have to answer, some can be optional. Means you could ask them about what type of art they are doing, their skills, education, bio, their weblinks, their favourite quotes and its always shown on their members page. It means you can figure out what a person is up to. See http://www.artreview.com/profile/CathyFitzgerald
Will, just looking at your front page (mind you I should be doing mentoring reports for artists...) - you might want to add some community guidelines and have the layout a bit like this http://transitiontownsireland.ning.com/, you could also have tabs to all your great blogs, main website etc
Thanks william , yes the blog is down as I have recently lost my domain name and have had to re register. I am adding new work to the site in September (as I am away for August) and hope to get that back on its feet then. Good luck with this it is great to be in direct contact with people with the same concerns.
Thanks - I've been meaning to get in touch with you for some time, so this is great! Am working on a new installation, The Green Felt, and related project, opening in Brighton in September ... more soon, CiCi
Hi William, thanks for your welcome - it's great and lovely to be here. I'm glad you've started this up as I was thinking it was a missing 'ning' network. You asked about Andrea Polli -- and yes I am a big fan also. Andrea and her partner Chuck Varga (ex-GWAR band member..!) joined us in 2006 for an artist residency I have been co-organising here in New Zealand. She has some beautiful works and we hope to be able to engage wit her in some form again soon as we start organising for the next residency. It is to be held in 2011, but we hope to start to build some longer-term projects that start before, and run beyond the 2-week residency. I look forward to joining in here and seeing what everyone is up to. Thanks for doing this :).
Thanks for inviting me to the new ning.
The earth arcade gets out quite abit and waste binvaders with it. I just got back from taking the Earth Aracade to a leisure centre in Urmston Gtr Manchester. This is about the 5th time out it over the last three months. Waste binvaders is actually a work in progress. It's playable but not quite finished. Alas I'm no Python programmer so have been relying on volunteers to take the concept into reality...No any python programmers who work for love?!
I was thinking that perhaps Emma could invite all the Arts and Forestry attendees to join, I have the list too, but it might be better coming yourselves - there must be other things you have organised too.
PS, you can drag your boes around on your members page too and limit the activity items, stops you page from being so busy....would also get some community guideline... have a look at the transitiontownireland.ning.com ones... I think its a good idea in general.
Thanks William - nice of you to invite me. I've let the rest of the staff in the Yorkshire office know about this wonderful facility so we'll be able to feed through snippets of info from our neck of the woods so to speak!