We may create our own arty-party social network one day, but in the meanwhile we just had a look at ARTE’s new site-building proposal: creative.arte.tv.
There is a need for every artist to showcase their works on-line, and thanks to the wonders of our digital world these have a tremendous list of tools to do such thing. From creating personal pages (Indexhibit..) to joining large art-specialised social networks (Deviant, Saatchi online, Behance…) or simply a personal blog (tumblr, blogger, wordpres…). The choice is massive (and we aren’t taking into account many local and university dedicated networks)…
So the big cultural European giant network ARTE (mostly only well-known in France & Germany) have decided to create their very own personal / artist profile site-building open to all sorts of art-related individuals or collectives.
Let’s think of Creative.Arte.tv as the ARTE version of tumblr for creatives proposing a publishing platform where you can upload any type of media (videos, pictures, flash content..) and use it not only as a blog or on-line showcase but take advantage of their hosting video & media services. A priori there are no limits to upload HD videos (we’ll dig into this) & we really like the classy look of their embeddable player, hopefully with time the customizing & organizing content options will grow.
They describe it as a “site for inspiring contemporary audiovisual creation” and we have to admit that coming from such a recognized network as ARTE is, we’ll give it a serious go. So from now on we’ll use our “creative” arte space as a way to interact & discover amazing collectives & individuals. We highly suggest you try & grab a personal space, it’s free… although you’ll have to convince them why you deserve access to their platform. This way red cells!