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How to: Design content for artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts

User Accounts

Before submitting content to ArtsUnite, you need to set up a user account. This provides us with author information on any content you post. Any time you change your author information, any post you have listed will update with the new information.

To set up a user account, please click here, and fill out the required fields. You will be sent an email verifying that the registration was completed.

Please familiarize yourself with our terms and conditions and our privacy policy if you have any questions or concerns regarding your information use.

Categories

To enable our search engine to help users find exactly what they are looking for, this website is divided into six categories:

Database Categories:

Funding

This database displays funding opportunities for artists from the following sector contributors and more: National, provincial and municipal arts councils, Government arts programs, Government relief programs, Foundation support, Corporation support, and Crowd-source funding.

Services

This database is designed to inform artists of the trade organizations and service organizations that exist in the sector. This section also displays general relief services available to artists.

Crisis Support

This database lists services available for emergencies, such as: Food Security, Health Support, Crisis Support, Housing, Social Work/Domestic Support and Insurance/Legal support.

Editorial Categories:

Work

This category features job opportunities, and articles highlighting: Income generation, Commissions and Calls (including Residencies), Paid opportunities, Entrepreneur resources, and Marketplace Opportunities.

Knowledge

This category features Courses and workshops, both online and offline. Other features include: webinars, Collaboration tools, and Mentorship Opportunities.

People and Places

This category features discussions, interviews, and articles highlighting people in the arts industry and artistic spaces.

All contributions must apply to one of these six categories. If your content pertains to content outside the scope of these categories, it will not be approved.

Tags

In addition to the categories listed above, our search engine uses tags to further facilitate the searching of content. Please add any tag that applies to your post, to ensure users can find your content.

Our Content Review Process

To ensure your content meets the standards of the website, and to maintain best practices, please review our content review process. Click here to view the page.

About Us

In addition to the categories listed above, to assist with determining if your content fits this website, please click here to review our About Us page. Our core mission and values are outlined on this page.

Citation and Style Guidelines

General

  • Please follow basic grammar and spelling rules (Review grammar tips here).
  • Write out any abbreviations and acronyms in full.
  • Refrain from using profanities, jargon, or slang.

Numbers

  • Spell out whole-number words for one to ten; use figures for numbers above ten.

Create Evergreen content

  • Use language that creates content that will continue to be relevant long past its publication (ex: Use exact dates instead of referencing days of the week). Creating posts with no expiration date will retain the value of the post over the long-term. Content past its expiration date will be archived.

Citations in Posts

Citations are needed for blog posts if you’re using any external content. List all references in the Citation field at the bottom of your post using this format:

Author, “Title of Article,” Source Name, Date, Link to webpage.

Please insert the complete URL link where Link to webpage is indicated.

Please review the Style Guide below for additional information.

How to: Create and Manage a User Profile

To create or manage your user profile, click here, or navigate to the My Account page using the menu at the top of the site.

This page has six sections, which are opened from tabs on the left side:

Account: Edit your account credentials, such as your first name, last name, email address, and password.

Profile: Edit additional profile details here, such as:

  • Display Name: This is the name which will appear as the authour on any blog post you publish.
  • Avatar: This photo will be displayed as the profile picture in the authour section on any blog post you publish.
  • Biographical Info: The biography entered will display in the authour section on any blog post you publish.

My Posts, My Events, My Funds, and My Services: These sections show you the details of any posts you have submitted. See some key notes below:

  • When a post is approved, this section will update with “Live” as the status, and you will be able to make edits to the post. Click “Edit” to make edits to the post.
  • If you would like to delete a post you previously published, you can do so on this page by clicking “Delete.”
  • When a post has been disapproved, it will no longer appear on this list. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact out team through the Report an Issue form.
  • Under “My Posts” you will find webinar and newsletter submissions.
  • Under “My Services” you will find all entries into the “Services” database and the “Crisis Support” database.

If you would like to log out of your account, click the logout button at the top of the site.

You can watch the video below for additional details.

How to: List a Fund in the Funding Database

After you have logged in to your account, click here to submit a fund, or navigate to the Contribute page.

Click here to see an example of a Fund post.

Fund posts are ideal to add grant applications, bursaries, operational funding opportunities, prizes, and relief funding applications to the funding database.

Please note the following for best submission practices:

  • All submissions to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts are reviewed for relevancy prior to being posted. If you wish to schedule your post to be viewed from a specific date, please submit your post at least 48 hours in advance of that date.

View the video below for further details.

How to: List an Organization/Service in the Services or Crisis Support Databases

After you have logged in to your account, click here to list an organization in the Services Database. Or, click here to list an organization in the Crisis Support database. For both options, navigate to the Contribute page.

Click here to see an example of a Services post.

Click here to see an example of a Crisis Support post.

Organizations can list themselves in our database to be discovered by artists across Canada.

Please note the following for best submission practices:

  • All submissions to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts are reviewed for relevancy prior to being posted. If you wish to schedule your post to be viewed from a specific date, please submit your post at least 48 hours in advance of that date.
  • If your service offers general services, as well as crisis support services, please enter your organization in the Crisis Support database only. In the description of your organization, you can elaborate on all the services you offer.
  • All organizations in the Services database must serve artists and the creative community. Any service which is not specific to providing artists with relevant opportunities will be dismissed.

View the videos below for further details:

Service Database:

Crisis Support Database:

How to: Submit an Event Listing

After you have logged in to your account, click here to submit an event listing, or navigate to the Contribute page.

Click here to see an example of an event page.

Please note the following for best submission practices:

  • All submissions to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts are reviewed for relevancy prior to being posted. If you wish to schedule your post to be viewed from a specific date, please submit your post at least 48 hours in advance of that date.
  • Please check the “Find an Organizer” function and “Find a Venue” function before creating a new venue or organizer. The details may already be there, and all events links to the same venue or organizer can be displayed with the search features.
  • The ideal resolution for your event photo to be displayed on the event page is: 1024 px X 1024 px.
  • Please note that if there is no admission cost for your event, please enter “0” into the event cost section. Leaving the field blank will hide the “cost” section on the event listing.

Watch the video below for additional details.

How to: Submit a Blog Post

After you have logged in to your account, click here to submit a blog post, or navigate to the Contribute page.

Click here to see an example blog post on this website.

Use the blog post feature to make traditional blog features. This feature can be used for tutorials, educational articles, opinion pieces, and sector advocacy announcements. Please review the category details in the How To: Design content for artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts section above for submission guidelines.

Please note the following best submission practices:

  • All submissions to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts are reviewed for relevancy prior to being posted. If you wish to schedule your post to be viewed from a specific date, please submit your post at least 48 hours in advance of that date.
  • You can use the paragraph editor in the “Post Content” section to add links to external web pages as required. This is a good way to feature content from other websites.
  • If your post is specifically to direct users to one link, we suggest you use a Link Post.
  • To insert images into your post, copy the image and paste it into the “Post Text” box. You can also add a photo using the “Add Photo” button at the top of the text box.
  • Blog posts are featured in the top banner on the Knowledge page. If you wish for your post to be featured in the top banner, you must have a feature image. Review the image below for best resolution practices to feature your image on your blog post and the banner.
  • The “Post Excerpt” section is an optional section which displays a description of the post in the search area of a blog post. With no content in the excerpt section, the excerpt will be the “Post Content” up to the max characters displayed in the section. See the photo below for reference:

You can watch the video below for additional details.

How to: List a Webinar

After you have logged in to your account, click here to list a webinar on the Knowledge page, or navigate to the Contribute page.

Click here to see an example of a Webinar post. Webinar posts are prominently featured on the Knowledge page.

artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts does not host video content. In order to contribute a webinar, you must upload your video to either YouTube or Vimeo. Please refer to the support sections of each video host website for more information about these sites, and how to upload videos to them.

Please note the following for best submission practices:

  • All submissions to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts are reviewed for relevancy prior to being posted. If you wish to schedule your post to be viewed from a specific date, please submit your post at least 48 hours in advance of that date.
  • In order to display the video on the site, your video must be publicly published on either of the video host sites above.
  • Newsletters appear in the “My Posts” section on your User Account page.

You can watch the video below for additional details.

How to: Submit a Newsletter

After you have logged in to your account, click here to list a newsletter on the People & Places page, or navigate to the Contribute page.

Click here to see an example of a Newsletter post. Newsletter posts are prominently featured on the People and Places page.

artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts does not host newsletters. In order to contribute a newsletter, you must upload your newsletter to Google Drive as a .pdf file. Then, you must get a Shareable Link with the option “Anyone with the link can view.” Then, submit the unique identifier in the URL link in the newsletter submission form.

For more information on how to publish a Google Drive file with a shareable link, click here to view the instructions page from Google.

There are several ways you can convert an email file to a .pdf file:

You can “Print to PDF” on a Windows or Mac computer. This may not retain hyperlinks in your newsletter.

You can export the email using Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Acrobat DC. Your email client will have further instructions regarding compatibility with Adobe Acrobat. Be sure to review your security settings to ensure the images export properly.

If you need to retain hyperlinks in your newsletter, you can do so using Microsoft Word:

Step 1: Save your email as a .msg file or .eml file. For instructions, determine how to save a file or download email files from your email client.

Step 2: Open the new file with Microsoft Word.

Step 3: Save the file as a .pdf from Microsoft Word. The generated .pdf will retain all images and hyperlinks.

Please note the following for best submission practices:

  • All submissions to artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts are reviewed for relevancy prior to being posted. If you wish to schedule your post to be viewed from a specific date, please submit your post at least 48 hours in advance of that date.
  • All newsletters are automatically removed from the site six months after the submission date.
  • In order to ensure your newsletter appears properly, you must keep the .pdf file in your Google Drive. If you remove the newsletter from your Google Drive, it will no longer appear on the site.
  • Newsletters appear in the “My Posts” section on your User Account page.

You can watch the video below for additional details.

How to: Submit a Call For Artist Submissions

After you have logged in to your account, click here to list a call for artist work on the Work page, or navigate to the Contribute page.

Calls for artist work are only displayed on the Work page, in the Call for Artist Submissions section. Review the details of a call by clicking on the title of the call.

Please note the following for best submission practices:

  • Calls for Artist Work are not reviewed prior to submission, and will be automatically published. However, the moderators of artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts may remove your call if it is irrelevant, or the content does not abide by our terms and conditions.
  • Your call may not be viewable automatically, due to the number of submitted calls. Calls are sorted by publication date, and can be filtered by artistic discipline and region. To see your post, you may need to advance to the next page of posts, or use one of the filters.
  • All Calls are automatically removed from the work page after their expiry date, which you specify in the submission form. If you wish to update the expiry date for the post to be displayed again, you can do so on the My Account page, using the “Edit” feature. Calls will be displayed in the “My Calls for Artists” section.

How to: Report an Issue

Please click here and fill out the form to report an issue with the website. The “Report an Issue” page is accessible in the bottom footer of every web page on the site.

How to: Contact Our Team

Out team at artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts is happy to answer any additional questions you have.

If you require further assistance, please email info@artsunite.ca.