It's been wonderful to be at the helm of creating and maintaining Valley Art Share for the last 7 years and the time has come for me to pass it on to someone else. I'm looking for someone who is excited to take on full responsibility for the site and steward it into the future.This could be an individual or a collective of folks.
This is an unpaid position: I am not paid to manage Valley Art Share however there is potential for fundraising and income streams should you want to be monetarily compensated.
It is especially important that the calendar on Valley Art Share remain free and open. Ideally every effort would be made for the site to continue to be free to it's members.
Here are some details about the site:
Founded in 2008 in direct response to the need for a free community arts calendar and desire for building connections between artists in Western Mass
Currently has over 1000 members
Has gone through periods of increased activity in response to direct projects and organizing. In the past it has received over 2000 unique visits a month
Based on a pre-designed social network service called Ning.com
Potential for growth in revenue through ads and pay walls
At a minimum being the steward of Valley Art Share means managing it in its current form:
Managing the community calendar by featuring events to the main page
Responding to member issues and questions
Authorizing new members
Paying the $25/month fee to keep it alive
Ideally the VAS steward would grow it into something that you are excited about and invested in.
VAS nascent projects:
Over the years I've started and stopped various parts of Valley Art Share, all or some of which could be picked back up by the new steward. I'm happy to share what I've learned about what made each of these projects tick.