The Barrie Arts Network is your online connection to artists and art organizations in Barrie. As the only comprehensive multi-disciplinary on-line art database for our region, the Barrie Arts Network is your way into the work of visual, performing, and literary artists and organizations living in Barrie and surrounding area. Create your account now.
The Network is brought to by the Barrie Arts and Culture Council, at the request of the arts community. It is a multi-phased project designed to serve the needs of artists and arts organizations in Barrie. Phase One has begun, and Phase Two will proceed when funding allows.
The first phase launched in beta form in March 2011 to allow for community feedback to refine the site. This is your chance as an artist or organization to let us know what works, what doesn’t, and how we can make the site better. The full public launch is scheduled for May 2011.
Phase One includes artist and organization profiles, complete with a description, photos, and contact information. It is designed to highlight the connections and interconnections within the community, and to enable new connections to be made. It is a once stop directory of artists and arts organizations that you can browse and search in various ways.
The second phase for the Network has been planned but is dependent on sufficient funding to complete. Phase Two will feature a full Events Calendar which will allow Network members to post all their events to a fully searchable calendar. A Featured Artist component will highlight and promote everyone in the community. Phase Two will also include profiles of venues, as well as projects and blogs to allow you to share more of your work.