What makes spikeview so important?

Apply for special programs

The spikeview platform helps you develop your narrative to help get the opportunities that fit you best! Artist statements and CVs are a good start, but the experts reviewing applications for special programs want to know all about you, in and out of the studio. Colleges and employers are using spikeview to review candidates.

Connect with a mentor

Artists thrive in a community. Tap into the knowledge and experience of professional artists. They've seen it all and can help you take your art to the next level. Sharing one link with your complete narrative makes it easy for an expert to help you.

Sell your work

People follow artists more than the art, and your spikeview gives people a deep connection to you. Keep your portfolio up to date. Share some behind-the-scenes stories about success and failure. Turn curious art lovers into loyal customers. Telling your story will sell your art.

Step 4

Upload a video (30-45 seconds) to your spikeview portfolio about why you should be featured in an art gallery

Step 5

Email your spikeview link to team@spikeview.com with the subject “Art Contest Entry.”

Explore an artist’s spikeview

Your spikeview is easy to set up, and you can always customize the content. Include as much information as you like. Just remember that people want to know all about artists – what they like, how they spend their time, where they get inspiration, etc. This is your chance to show the world that you are so much more than your artistic accomplishments.

Your stunning portfolio

ArtWorld Friendship Day

Intro video

Make a splash with your first impression. A written bio is important, but a video puts you in the same room with people and forms an instant bond.

Testimonials

Your parents and teachers are influential. Give them a chance to brag on you. Other adults want to hear how others talk about you.

Highlight reels

Show your interests and accomplishments. Tell stories about your everyday life in and out of your artwork space.

Share your spikeview

  • Login to your spikeview and generate a custom sharing link of your portfolio.
  • Use your custom link in online application forms, contest entries, e-commerce sites, etc.
  • Use your custom link in emails to mentors and teachers.

When you email people about special programs or mentoring, remind them of the importance of your spikeview. Include a message like this: “I realize you need to know the type of person I am when you’re deciding if I’m a good fit for your program. I’m including a link to my spikeview, which gives a 360-degree view of my everyday life.”

Teen artists thrive using spikeview

Speakers

We will have a replay of these sessions, but you must RSVP to get access.

9 am PT / 12 pm ET (60-min session)
How Young Artists Can Thrive In The New Digital Economy

The pandemic has been devastating for the arts economy. A major factor is that artists have learned to make their money from physical things that couldn’t be digitized. The new digital economy opens new doors for prosperity in creative fields.

Rosanne Cash, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter had this to say about our speaker: “Deresiewicz is one of the great advocates for artists in the new digital economy, and his book is the most refreshing wake-up call for young artists that I have ever read.”

Bill Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic. He’s a frequent speaker at high schools and colleges. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The American Scholar, and many other publications. He taught English at Yale and Columbia before becoming a full-time writer in 2008. Bill’s new book is The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech. https://billderesiewicz.com/

11 am PT / 2 pm ET (30-min session)
So, You Want To Be An Artist…

You want to pursue work in the visual arts. It’s not enough to be skilled in your chosen art. You have to be a good communicator and business person. Anne Kullaf is a professional fine artist and instructor. She will give a brief presentation followed by Q&A.

Anne Kullaf is a professional fine artist and instructor. She has had a highly diverse career as a designer, entrepreneur and visual artist. Anne has taught workshops at Princeton University Art Museum, Edward Hopper House, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and Bryant Park in New York City. https://www.kullaf.com/

1 pm PT / 4 pm ET (30-min session)
Arts Portfolio: Building An Online Home So Your Work Is Seen And Sold

You can get a jump on longtime artists who live on rented land. “Owning” cyber real estate means having an online home that you control. Art Morehead is a professional artist and art marketer. He will give a brief presentation followed by Q&A.

Art Morehead first experienced a paint brush at 6 years old. Decades later, he’s still a curious child when it comes to artistic forms. In recent years, Art discovered a passion for teaching. He helps young people see the power of owning cyber real estate – an online home. Art publishes The Creatives Daily as a way to elevate working artists. https://creatives-daily.com/

Key Dates

Jul 1 - Aug 27
Artists submit entries
Aug 28 - Aug 30
Voting in all 3 categories

Featuring Mentors / Advisors

A ``LinkedIn for Kids``, spikeview addresses the challenge of organizing the fragmented data in your.

A ``LinkedIn for Kids``, spikeview addresses the challenge of organizing the fragmented data in your.

A ``LinkedIn for Kids``, spikeview addresses the challenge of organizing the fragmented data in your.

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