As Artists, we're forced to constantly format and reformat our Resumes every time we get a new gig.
It's frustrating to have to spend so much time on the minutia of a Resume so that it prints correctly, figure out a way to get it on our websites, then build it all over again and again - and PAY again and again - to fit it into the various rigid templates of IMDb, Casting Networks, Actors Access, Backstage, etc.
By the time we're done, we're paying over $100 a month that we don't have in order to be seen, and that's just for the chance to get an audition, before we even get the job!
The SolutionWith your help, we’re going to eliminate all this stress with a 1-stop, easy, user-friendly Resume builder that's pre-formatted, yet fully customizable, so Artists can share, save, edit and print professional-looking Resumes that they can actually use!
We want this to be free, so the big production companies will want to pay for the privilege of accessing our data (which is the way it should be) rather than us paying them for the "privilege" of showing ourselves to them.
This is Artist empowerment, and what makes us different, allowing us to build our own artist-driven social network.
We are over 50% of the way to launch the first version of Artist Magnet by the end this year. This has been done through the generous funding of our Board Members.
But, in order to get us to our first launch we need to raise $2,500 more to compensate our Web Developer & Designer, Manish Nagdewani, to complete the initial code (it's not as simple to code this as it may sound). This will lead us to our full launch in 2016!
Let's Make It Happen!
Artists and non-Artists alike can help make this happen by contributing to our campaign and sharing it with your friends. If we get this done, it will be a tremendous benefit to thousands of Artists seeking to get jobs and jumpstart their careers.
Thanks for your support for Artist Magnet!
~The Artist Magnet Team
(Headline photo: Artist Magnet fan and actress Paula Rebelo - photo credit: Michael Roud)
Risks and challenges
Risk & challenge questions:
Question: To what extent will Artist Magnet be able to prevent private interests from entering erroneous information for their personal agendas?
Answer: We plan to use similar tactics as Wikipedia in its earlier iterations - we will seek for Artists to fact-check each other in order to present the most accurate information possible. And no Artist will have the ability to add or modify another Artist's' Resume or personal information.
Question: Will Artist Magnet be able to balance its commitment to protect Artists' personal privacy with its broader vision to foster a free flow of information within the community?
Answer: We understand Artists, especially children, are concerned about protecting their private information from potential predators, so in addition to following all regulatory requirements regarding protecting a User's data, we will empower the Artist to decide how much or little of their personal information they want to share on Artist Magnet.
Question: Will Artist Magnet be able to balance its mission to make as much of Artist Magnet as free as possible for the Artists with its need to generate revenue to make it sustainable?
Answer: Artist Magnet seeks to keep as many features as possible free for the Artist, and subsidize those features with revenue from the corporations and production companies.
Question: Will Artist Magnet be able to balance its desire to share Artist Magnet with as many people as possible with its need to manage its growth so the network doesn't expand out of our control?
Answer: We will be able to control Artist Magnet's growth by limiting the site to Theatre Artists when we launch. Then eventually we will expand it to include Musicians, Visual Artists, Producers, Casting Directors, Managers, Conductors, Agents, etc.
We have the support of a collective of experienced leaders from a variety of industries (including the Arts, Legal, Business, Government, and IT sectors) who have all come together as thought-partners to help us anticipate and identify these challenges and strategically develop action plans to overcome them in ways that maintain the integrity of our network and its benefit to our Artists.
And we are pleased that NationBuilder has partnered with us to host our network and help effectively manage our data.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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