Virtual exhibitions are all the rage right now. Not only are they incredibly accessible and affordable, they’re also great ways to showcase your art in a digital form as an extension of your creativity.
Whether you’re exhibiting prints for sale, building your art portfolio, or getting some friends together for a group show, virtual exhibitions are a fantastic way to get started in organizing shows to build your artist career.
Here are five ways you can benefit from virtual exhibitions:
1- Select a 3D Space and Arrange your Artworks Into Position
Creating your virtual exhibition is as simple as dragging and dropping work into your browser. Oarbt is designed to give you an easy and intuitive user experience to get you live in just a few minutes.
Plus, with all the templates you have to choose from, there are so many possibilities! You aren’t confined to just one space. You can curate and design as you please with a range of free templates to choose from. Browse through the selection of residential, formal and contemporary options with more on the way!
2- Save Thousands of Dollars with Affordable Digital Exhibitions
When compared to physical exhibitions, virtual shows are more affordable and cost-effective. With the digital approach, there’s no need to worry about shipping and framing work, installation, labor fees, painting, etc!
Everything is handled for you in the virtual space. There’s no physical work, which means there’s no risk of damaging any work that could be moving in and out of the space.
Artists can spend thousands of dollars preparing for the first physical show, seeking grant opportunities to help cover some of the costs, or they could try their first show as a virtual one! Why not spend those funds on marketing efforts?
3- Leverage Social Media To Promote Your Exhibition and Reach More People
Because virtual exhibitions are native to the internet, it only makes sense to promote them via social media! Social media is your best friend when promoting your show. You can make an event on Facebook, Tweet about the work, talk about it on Instagram Live - you name it!
Platforms like Clubhouse and Discord have also shown great success in allowing artists to build a following around their work. With social media at our fingertips, you can use your virtual exhibition to start building a community around your work.
Additionally - virtual exhibitions can be viewed by anyone in the world at any time. That means you can invite international collectors to your show with a link or by embedding it directly into your website - no more missed opportunities!
4- Capitalise on Your Community to Build Engagement
What better way to network with fellow artists, collectors, gallerists, and arts professionals than with your very own show? It’s the ultimate cherry-on-top to your Artist's CV - sending a link to your work in a curated manner.
You can meet new collectors who are interested in acquiring your work, or perhaps a juror who might evaluate your work for the next award show you’re applying to. Even sending a link for your show to your dream gallery is a fantastic way to connect and start up a conversation!
5- Scale with Analytics for Optimised Sales Performance and Success
Since everything is virtual, analytics are available for almost every stream of traffic. Whether it’s your Instagram audience clicking that link in your bio, or your Twitter following the exhibition link in your Tweet, measuring your exhibition performance couldn’t be easier.
Oarbt enables you to view the analytics of your very own exhibition, making evaluating your attendance very accessible. You don’t need to be sitting in a physical room with a counter in your hand - let the technology do it for you.