The West Virginia Creative Network is the premier statewide platform to connect artists with fellow artists and creative career opportunities.

Who is this platform for? Creative Network members are West Virginian visual, craft, and design artists* who are seeking out new connections and increased visibility for their work.

Visit the WV Creative Network »
Register for an account to begin the application process »

Value

  • Gain visibility for your creative practice (top visited location on foundation’s website!)
  • Join a network of your peers from across West Virginia
  • Plug-in to opportunities from the foundation and partners like: accessing new markets; reduced-rate business services; funding; fellowships; and training
  • Free to join!

Benefits

Members of the Creative Network receive…

  • Member profile promoted on foundation’s social media accounts
  • Member profile included in “Tamarack Foundation U Dispatch” monthly email to 2000 artists
  • Access to discounted business services like accounting and marketing through foundation’s Reduced Rate Service Provider Network 

Eligibility

Artist or creative…

  1. …is 18 years of age or older and a legal West Virginia resident.
  2. …is producing original work in the visual arts (including fine art and craft), media or design sectors.*
  3. …is producing aforementioned work in West Virginia.

Relevance of content, completeness and clear communication are considered when looking at application responses. Photography is evaluated for clarity and accuracy in depicting the artist’s work.

Apply

  1. Create an account. Enter your name + email address on the registration page. Click Submit.
  2. Fill out the application. You will be taken to a new page after clicking Submit. Scroll down to find the application form under the title “Your Creative Network Profile.”You may save + return to your application at any time by visiting this website and clicking “Artist Login” in the top, right hand corner.

Get started today – go to the registration page »

What to Prepare

To join, you will need:

  • 4-12 sentence artist statement or business description
  • 4-12 sentence bio
  • 1 image of yourself
  • 1-3 images of your work

Further detail and helpful links on how to prepare these items are included on the application to join.

Good Profile Examples

Curious on what makes a good profile? These artists have exemplary WV Creative Network profiles:

Questions

Contact info@tamarackfoundation.org with your questions.

*We are currently in Phase 1 of a strategic plan designed to allow us to serve all artists and creatives working in West Virginia. In Phase 1, our services are geared toward individuals working in the visual arts, media and design sectors. See “Who We Serve” on our About page for details.