It has been a busy time for the Art Map London team. Taking their peer-2-peer sharing philosophy to the extreme, they are sharing their databases. And they didn’t just release the messy spreadsheets, rather they carefully packaged everything into a nice and bright digital book available through the Art Yellow Pages website.
The book is divided into logical chapters, with the first one concentrating on galleries (350+), studios, residencies, and open access workshops. It also has a few specialty chapters such as ‘Books’ and ‘Screenprinting’. We got our hands on one of the copies and there are some amazing gems in this humble looking pdf.
1 – Peer Reviews
This is going beyond due diligence. They asked artists to review their experiences at residencies and artist art fairs. Which means that if the fair was bad you will know about it and you will not have to spend time and money applying for it.
2 – Free Stuff
They point to three different e-book sites for free art books
3 – Patreon
There is a crowdfunding platform made exclusively for creatives! How did they even find this?
4 – Point and Line
It’s basically an Art Crit online.