Articipants

You’re Invited to be a 2017 Articipant

[Articipant = participating artists, arts entrepreneurs and businesses that contribute to the arts experience in greater downtown Phoenix]

Would you like to hear about opportunities for artists? Will you participate in First Fridays and Art Detour 29? Then sign up to be an Artlink Articipant so we can promote your contribution to the arts! (Note: if you sign up after January 28, 2017, you are not guaranteed placement in the Art Detour 29 map.)

What’s New?

NEW Categories! Recognizing the value of downtown’s range of artists and arts organizations, Artlink has expanded eligible categories of Articipation. Previously open only to the visual arts community, Artlink invites performing artists, and arts and culture organizations of all sizes that contribute to Phoenix’s vibrancy to become Articipants and benefit from year-round promotion.

NEW Online Map! Artlink has created a new way to promote exhibitions and activities on First and Third Fridays – and every day in between! As an Artlink Articipant, you are invited to provide information to a new online map that everyone who follows the Phoenix arts scene is using: Phoenix Urban Guide (“PUG”). Articipants may upload new information as often as they like. Your page will tell PUG users about your location, your current happenings/exhibitions, and link to nearby destinations so they can plan their downtown visits with ease.

Why is PUG important? It allows you to upload your information so Artlink can promote you! When you upload your current information to PUG, it will appear on either the Happening Now page or Artist Activity page. Artlink administrators closely monitor these pages to keep up with current events/exhibitions. When they spot a new activity, they promote it on Artlink social networks.

Ready to Sign Up?

Based on your Articipant category, you will enjoy a variety of year-round benefits from Artlink through January 31, 2018.  See the application and fees below.

Visual Artists

The Visual Artist category is for individual artists working in and/or contributing to the downtown Phoenix arts scene.

This category of Articipant benefits includes:

  • An account on Phoenix Urban Guide, a powerful database of information that allows Articipants to upload an artist statement, bio, images and accomplishments and links to social media and website. This information is then reflected on the following pages of Artlinkphx.org:
    • Artlink Articipant Directory – your featured image can be changed at any time
    • Artist Activity page – a NEW webpage that promotes recent artist activity as provided by the artists themselves. This page is closely monitored by Artlink admins, who will promote this activity on Artlink social media networks.
  • Listed on the official Art Detour map (if studio is in the downtown/central Phoenix area (as seen on this map and identified as open to the public)
  • Eligible to apply to the Artlink Annual Juried Exhibition ($30 submission fee waived)
  • Eligible to apply to Artlink calls to artists and pop-up exhibitions ($30 submission fees waived)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Art d’Core Gala ($20 value)
  • Invitation to Articipant-only networking events
  • Subscription to The ArtBoard Articipant newsletter (twice monthly)
  • Promotion through Artlink social media
  • Other promotional opportunities throughout the year

Performing Artists

The Performing Artist category is for individual artists working in and/or contributing to the downtown Phoenix arts scene.

This category of Articipant benefits includes:

  • An account on Phoenix Urban Guide, a powerful database of information that allows Articipants to upload an artist statement, bio, images and accomplishments and links to social media and website. This information is then reflected on the following pages of Artlinkphx.org:
    • Artlink Articipant Directory – your featured image can be changed at any time
    • Artist Activity page – a NEW webpage that promotes recent artist activity as provided by the artists themselves. This page is closely monitored by Artlink admins, who will promote this activity on Artlink social media networks.
  • Eligible to apply to Artlink calls to artists and pop-up exhibitions ($30 submission fees waived)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Art d’Core Gala ($20 value)
  • Invitation to Articipant-only networking events
  • Subscription to The ArtBoard Articipant newsletter (twice monthly)
  • Promotion through Artlink social media
  • Other promotional opportunities throughout the year

Arts Venues

The Arts Venue category is intended for venues in the downtown/Central Phoenix area (as seen on this map) that regularly exhibit artwork, including (1) art galleries, (2) alternative art spaces, (3) collectives/group studios, (4) performing arts venues, (4) museums, and (5) other cultural venues with regular changing exhibitions of artwork.

This category of Articipant benefits includes:

  • An account on Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG), which provides:
    • A location on the PUG map, the official online First Friday and Art Detour map
    • A business page that features your business information, hours of operation, current exhibitions, events and offers and links to your social media and website. This information appears on the following pages of Artlinkphx.org:
      • Artlink Articipant Directory
      • Happening Now
  • Location will be identified on Artlink First Friday (printed quarterly) and Art Detour maps that will be promoted throughout the year by Artlink and community partners (if venue is identified as open to the public on these days)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Art d’Core Gala ($20 value)
  • Invitation to Articipant-only networking events
  • Subscription to The ArtBoard Articipant newsletter (twice monthly)
  • Promotion through Artlink social media
  • Inclusion of First Friday/Art Detour exhibitions in the Artlink trolley tour script
  • Eligible to partner with Artlink on your calls to artists for your space
  • Eligible to partner with Artlink as a host for a future pop-up exhibition
  • Other promotional opportunities throughout the year

Arts Supporting Business

This category is for any venue that is primarily a restaurant, bar or retailer that wants to support and/or participate in the art scene of downtown/central Phoenix (as seen on this map).

This category of Articipant benefits include:

  • An account on Phoenix Urban Guide (PUG), which provides:
    • A location on the PUG map, the official online First Friday and Art Detour map
    • A business page that features your business information, hours of operation, current exhibitions, events and offers and links to your social media and website. This information appears on the following pages of Artlinkphx.org:
      • Artlink Articipant Directory
      • Happening Now
  • Location will be identified on Artlink First Friday (printed quarterly) and Art Detour maps that will be promoted throughout the year by Artlink and community partners (if venue is identified as open to the public on these days)
  • Two (2) tickets to the Art d’Core Gala ($20 value)
  • Invitation to Articipant-only networking events
  • Subscription to The ArtBoard Articipant newsletter (twice monthly)
  • Promotion through Artlink social media
  • Mentions in the Artlink trolley tour script
  • Eligible to partner with Artlink on your calls to artists for your space
  • Eligible to partner with Artlink as a host for a future pop-up exhibition
  • Other promotional opportunities throughout the year

Articipant Registration

NOTE: There are THREE (3) steps to this process. Please remember to submit below: (1) your registration form, (2) your photos, and (3) your payment.

Step #1:

Step #2:

Submit two (2) photos:

  • One that represents you as an Articipant (example: your studio, gallery, artwork, place of business, etc.)

  • One that best represents you at work, showcasing you creativity (example: show yourself painting, dancing, installing an exhibition, cooking, mingling with patrons). THESE IMAGES WILL BE USED TO PROMOTE ARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER FOR ART DETOUR 29.

Email photos or send a file download link (ex: Dropbox) to info@artlinkphx.org. Note: By providing photos you are granting permission to Artlink Inc. to use your image for promotion purposes.

Step #3:

Submit payment below: (payment covers “articipation” through January 2018)


Select Articipant Category: