During the planning of the Connect programme we wanted to find a way to direct artists to the wealth of information that is already available regarding opportunities, contacts, listings etc, and to address this in a creative and interactive way.
The idea came to develop a phone application that would work as a signposting system. Visual Artists Ireland, has huge online resources www.visualartists.ie and are partners in the development of the app. Having VAI on board has meant the app can access their extensive database including news feeds, listings and updates directly to the app. There is also a comprehensive contacts section, so the app can act like a golden pages for artists.