It just got easier for Palouse-area artists to connect with those looking for their work thanks to a recent update to Moscow’s Artist Directory.
The online directory, hosted by the city’s Art Department, replaces a yearly-published PDF. The online version makes the information accessible to a wider number of people and can be added to or updated at any time.
The Artist Directory is open to musicians and visual, literary and performing artists, who can submit up to four images, along with an artist biography and contact information. Businesses and individuals looking to connect with artists — for example, to hire or showcase their work — can search by name or artistic medium.
The directory uses a new content management system, said Megan Cherry, arts program manager. The same system is used to register for events like Moscow’s ArtWalk and Palouse Plein Air and apply for public art opportunities. That means people who join the directory will already have an account so it will be easy to register.
The database also is connecting to an email list that gets information out to artists about upcoming events and opportunities.
Artists who would like to be listed in the directory can submit information at any time. The Artist Directory is available from the city website, www.ci.moscow.id.us.