Creating your Digital Identity

Created by Shape Arts

Banner image: Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist Exhibition (installation view), Project Space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne © BALTIC 2019. Photo: Colin Davison. Art work: Sophie Hoyle

For many artists – now more than ever – an online presence is the foundation of a ‘successful’ practice. It is how artists connect with their audience, their supporters, and collaborators and is a primary route to financial stability through sales, funding, and partnerships.

But being ‘online’ isn’t simple and for many artists it can be overwhelming and confusing, meaning they miss out on the potential perks. It feels like there is a lot to do, from marketing yourself, running websites and social media accounts, and documenting your work in a presentable and shareable way.

We have compiled this resource for any artist looking to improve their online presence, using our own experience, advice from Shape Artists, and the thoughts and reflections of our wider network.

With thanks to Abi Palmer, Lauren Saunders, Catriona Faulkner, Sam Metz, and Ellie Harman-Taylor, who all contributed to this resource.

Please note the embedded version of the resource works best when viewed on desktop. 

Original post with the workbook here. You can also access the PDF by clicking the image below.

Cover page for document "Creating your Digital Identity: A guide foe artists and creatives". The Shape Arts logo is in the top right corner.