FAQ – Profiles for Writers, Curators, and Arts Organizations

I am an arts writer or critic. Should I start an ArtSlant Profile?

Absolutely! Every review you write on ArtSlant will link directly to your profile—a great way to archive your articles and keep a portfolio. If you don't have a profile, your User Name will appear as the author of your reviews, but won't link to anything. It's a great idea to have a profile so readers can browse your other articles and check out your blog.

Find out how to add reviews and blogs.


I am a curator. Should I start an ArtSlant Profile?

Yes! It's a great idea to have an ArtSlant profile to keep a record of the exhibitions you've curated and the connections you have made. Any show you curate, as well as artists and venues you have worked with, will be linked to your profile. Artists, gallerists, and other arts professionals will be able to follow the work you've done.


I am a curator and I have an ArtSlant Profile. How do I get my exhibitions to link to my Profile?

If your name is listed as the curator on an exhibition listed on ArtSlant, it will automatically link to your profile. Please first check the venue and exhibition listings to see if any of your shows were previously entered into our system, but your name wasn't added as curator. If you find shows you have not been attributed to, just send us the list, with links to the ArtSlant exhibition pages, and we will add your name.

If the shows are not already listed on ArtSlant, then go to Calendar in the main menu and click on ADD AN EXHIBIT. Follow prompts and fill in all available information about the show.

When adding your name to the Curator Field, 
be sure your name is spelled exactly as it is spelled on your Profile, otherwise it won't link up. Leave out titles such as Director, Co-Curator, Associate. For example, if the name on your Profile reads "Sarah Smith," but you're listed on the exhibition as "Art Director - Sarah Smith," it won't link correctly.

Likewise, if you've co-curated an exhibition, be sure the curators' names are separated with commas only. For example, if your names are listed as "Sarah Smith & Bob Jones," instead of "Sarah Smith, Bob Jones," the exhibition won't link to either profile.

Some hints on adding exhibitions here.


My arts organization has an ArtSlant Profile. How do we use it to promote our events and services?

If your arts organization is listed as affiliated with an exhibition it will link up automaticaly to your organization's profile. Be sure the spelling on the exhibition is the same as what appears on your organization's Profile page.

Click here to find out how to add jobs, internships, calls for entries, etc.

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