Top 10 social networking sites for art


Art Market Blog has produced a list of the top 10 social networking web sites for artists, galleries, collectors and institutions.

One of our favourites is the very new site artselector which was set up at the end of 2008 by MA Fine Art graduates of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London.

It is a sort of youtube for art where artists upload art images instead of video clips.  Viewers can comment and subscribe to see the latest uploaded works by artists of their choice. The number of views is counted for popularity rankings. Although content is still thin, Eurocentric and the curating system is not proven, this well-designed site has the potential to be a great resource for artists, collectors, galleries and anyone who enjoys an eye feast. Take a look at the page of Indian Beijing Olympics sculptor Ashish Gosh to see how it works.

Another site with potential and grand plans  is Artslant which gives city by city art listings. Started in 2007 its focus is on major cities in the US but it plans to go global.  This site does not cover Asia yet but when it does it will provide a much-needed service.

For listings we like London-based Time Out which has recently expanded into Asia. Time Out coverage also incorporates crisply-written art features with comments as well as a feed for each city. Here are the Time Out links for Hong Kong and Singapore.

For the full list of social networking sites for art see Art Market Blog. We would love to hear which art web sites you like and why, so do leave your suggestions and ideas in the comments section below.

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Top 10 social networking sites for art — 23 Comments

  1. aims to connect the world’s art professionals to allow them to be more visible and successful. A place for Artists, Buyers, Curators, Galleries…
    Sell art online with NO COMMISSION. artebooking is free for artists…

  2. @ArtRadar,

    I just took a look at ArtSlant. It’s quite a neat site. Thanks for the suggestion. I have created a social network for artists called Artrift. Artists can upload classic art, digital art, videos and music. I’d appreciate it if you could take a look at it and give some feedback on it?

    Anyway, thanks for pointing out Artslant and Artselector. Both site’s are quite inspirational.

  3. There is a new artist art social network that sort of like a portfolio. It has a unique clean trend following a pinterest feel. I can’t wait to see more artist joining and posting their art. Look forward to others!

  4. Artrise is a good social networking site for upcoming artists! Get your work out there and get your name heard!

  5. Thank you for your comment, Jasmine. Hopefully some of the sites listed in our article will work for you.

  6. Thank you for informing us of this new resource. Perhaps you could provide our readers with a link to further information?

  7. Thank you for your comment, nana yaw. I would encourage you to leave a another comment here stating what kind of art you are involved in and what sort of exhibition you are planning. This will give any interested readers a better idea of whether or not they can offer advice or other assistance. Good luck!

  8. i really need my kind-artists to help me plan on my final there anyone to help

  9. Bringing Artists Together for Social Networking Site with Blogs for graphics, tutorials, tips, photoshop… come and check it out its free

  10. Thank you, Krystal. It’s always great to hear that our content is useful to readers.

  11. Very helpful, thanks.
    I’ve been looking for a new site ever since deviantart didn’t work out, so this is great :)

  12. I find Artslant to be commercialized and not artist oriented. Would
    not recommend them. My doctorate is based on Internet Social
    Networks. I have been involved with art for many years as artist and curator/organizer.
    I am working with It is an artist organized and
    run network. There are many Ning sites that I would recommend as well,
    although there might be a shakeout now that Ning will charge. Find
    networks on

  13. – is the first internet project that offers automatic virtual promotion for creative people: musicians, photographers, flash-animators, writers, artists… chek it out.

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