Your work is valuable. Making money from your craft should be standard. So you set the price for your showcase, or let the attendees decide. Artery takes care of the stuff under the hood. You get paid without jumping through hoops (unless that's part of the show).
Your work is the heart of things. Maybe you're a seasoned performer, maybe you haven't been in the spotlight since the school play. Artery lets you get that idea out of your head and into the world. There's always someone who's picking up what you're putting down.
Whether it's your local scene or someplace new, find a spot that suits what you need at a particular time and place. Mutual friends & references make it easy to sort through who you want to connect to.
The show must go on. But showcases on Artery only happen if all the slots sell out. So you'll never drive out to a disappointing gig, and always meet the people who want to discover you — the fans who stick.
One showcase leads to another, and suddenly you have a track record. That means more collaborators for your next gig, more references for your Artery profile — more opportunities to showcase your work.
Connect with hosts in your area or somewhere you’re going. Set up your profile so they can see your creative work and get in touch.
Plan the showcase together. You and the host are in control of the details. Set the vibe people should expect, keep it private or open it up, cap the number of attendees.
Set a price to attendee (or let people pay what they wish) and discuss how you want to split the support. We take care of all the payments from guests, so you don’t have to ask.
You and the host fill the seats with friends, neighbors and fans. If it’s open to the public, other Artery members might RSVP too.
To make sure everyone has a great experience, you set a minimum number of spots that have to be filled - the showcase only happens if you hit that goal, so spread the word.
Your showcase happens. The villagers rejoice.
You probably met some great new people. After the showcase, stay in touch. They’ll probably come to the next one, leave you a positive reference — maybe even become your next collaborator.
An opera singer tests the limits of your bathroom’s acoustics. Two folk bands have a low-key jam on your porch. A comedian has the crowd in stitches at your barbershop.
Each Artery experience takes on the unique character of the space and host.
Some common showcase setups:
A single performance or exhibit by one musician, painter, dance troupe, singer, author… you get the idea.
One genre, many performers. A few comedians doing quick sets, a night of storytellers, a poetry slam, freestyle fridays.
A mixed-bag ensemble. Many performers and genres. Put together your favorite jazz singer, poet, and shadow puppeteer – and please remember to invite us.
Whether your audience is five people or five hundred, Artery makes it easy to make a unique experience happen.
A tiny living room can easily hold an evening of storytelling and comedy. A local brewery may be the perfect place for a jazz quartet to bring in a crowd. That backyard you never use? Let some dancers put on a show.
You can do a showcase in the park, on a beach - this is really open to anyone, anywhere.
Here’s the spaces people can list on Artery:
houses • apartments • yards, rooftops • living rooms • balconies • porches • kitchen • storefronts • cafes • bars • restaurants • garages • dorm rooms • offices • studios • warehouses • public spaces • treehouses • moving vehicle • and of course, mystery locations.