THE ARTISTS INDEX WEBSITE PROJECT
The purpose of this website project is to gather images, documents, audio and video files, anecdotes, as well as, the memories, recollections, and insight on the artists of the Southcoast’s present and past!
WHAT IS THE ARTISTS INDEX?
The Artists Index is a searchable and shareable index for contemporary Visual, Performing and Literary Artists. It is a listing for Visual, Performing and Literary Artists who have or, currently live, work in or have other connections to the cultural and creative communities of the Southcoast of Massachusetts.
The Artists Index is a resource for everyone: contemporary artists, art lovers, and buyers. It is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, art educators and other artists from beyond this area.
WHAT INFORMATION IS CONTAINED IN THE ARTISTS INDEX?
The Artists Index contains the biographical information, images, personal anecdotes or, any verified information and documentation supplied by the Artists Index User. Its purpose is to provide other artists, searchers, scholars, and researchers with examples of their creative production and, biographical and genealogical data.
Artist Index account pages contain biographical information, images, personal anecdotes, examples of creative production, genealogical data or, any verified information and documentation submitted by the Artists Index User; whether directly by the Artist or, indirectly by someone submitting the information for an Artist.
WHO CAN SIGN-UP FOR AN ARTISTS INDEX ACCOUNT?
The Artists Index is a user name & password-protected account that allows anyone, whether they are Artists who currently live, work or are active in the area’s creative and cultural community or, relatives or acquaintances of a deceased Artist. Users also include researchers, scholars, genealogists, arts industry professionals, art writers, and journalists.
Artists still associated with the area that once lived, worked or were once active in the area’s creative and cultural past but now live elsewhere are encouraged to create an account.
CAN I SIGN-UP AN ARTIST WHO’S DEAD?
Yes, anyone can sign-up to contribute information to the Artists Index on behalf of any deceased or incapacitated artist. The Artists Index is a user name & password-protected account that may be created for any Visual, Performing or Literary Artist, living or deceased, who is a relative, an acquaintance or anyone that you may be aware of that once lived, worked or was active in the area’s creative and cultural past.
WHY ARE LIVING AND DEAD ARTISTS INCLUDED ON THE ARTISTS INDEX?
The Artists Index is a user name & password account for ALL Visual, Performing and Literary Artists who now live, work or are active in the area’s creative and cultural past and, those who are deceased, in order to create a complete as possible searchable directory resource that lists the Visual, Performing and Literary Artists that have contributed to the area’s creative and cultural past.
ARE ARTISTS INDEX ACCOUNTS FREE?
Yes, anyone may sign-up for a free user name & password account. Artists Index Users may access their account profile at any time for editing and updating. The only restriction is one user name & password account per email address.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF THE ARTISTS INDEX?
The mission of the Artists Index is to create a growing searchable directory resource that lists Visual, Performing and Literary artists that are currently active in or have contributed to the area’s creative and cultural legacy, whether living or deceased, in order to not only document their existence and contributions but, to also trace the potential creative relativity between them.
As more Artists and individuals sign-up for an Artists Index account, the contributed data will define their relationship by virtue of their place in time and source of education, their instructors, influences and other factors will also surface.
WHY IS THE ARTIST INDEX IMPORTANT TO THIS COMMUNITY?
This index documents the lives and work of artists, past and present, who have contributed to the artistic culture of this area. It is also a resource and tool for hobbyists and professional researchers such as genealogists, scholars, art educators and other artists from beyond this area. It is an attempt to document everyone in one reference resource tool. The Artists Index documents the creative and cultural history of the Southcoast.
WHERE IS THE SOUTHCOAST LOCATED?
The Southcoast Artists Index serves the creative community located on the Southcoast of Massachusetts, which according to Wikipedia, includes the area or region of southeastern Massachusetts consisting of southern Bristol and Plymouth counties which border Buzzards Bay.
The Southcoast or, as it is also written, the South Coast, is a relatively recent term that dates to a regional marketing and branding campaign in the 1990s. Currently, the creative community served by the Artists Index is comprised of:
Fall River, Massachusetts
Little Compton, Rhode Island
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Tiverton, Rhode Island*
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