FAQs2018-05-29T10:25:08-06:00
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I submit a listing for the ArtEdu Provider directories?2019-07-31T11:46:47-06:00

Sign in to your account or create a free account on ArtCantina.com

Visit “Add Your Listing” page and click on the green button: Submit A Listing.

Choose one Profile directory from these options:

  • Teaching Artists
  • Places to Learn Art
  • Arts Programs & Nonprofits
  • Resources for Artists (3 subcategories are available under Resources)

Then select either Free Classified, BRAVO Profile or PRIMO profile.  Compare plans.

Enter ALL of your information and click “COMPLETE LISTING” button at the bottom of the page.

Complete the payment, if required. We will review your submission (usually within 48 hours) and upon approval, activate your listing.

What is creative arts therapy?2019-06-20T09:29:35-06:00

Creative arts therapy, also called expressive therapy, uses the creative process of the making art (visual art as well as dance, drama, music) to help people of all ages with disabilities, dementia, illness, stress and much more. Creative Aging is just one wonderful aspect.

Because we believe that the benefits of creating art are so numerous and important, we’ve included this option in our profile signup forms.

If you specialize in Creative Arts Therapy, you’ll be able to select from these audience groups:
  • Seniors
  • Veterans
  • Youths
  • Underprivileged
  • Those with Disabilities
Which directory category should I select?2019-06-20T09:50:29-06:00

To promote an individual’s art teaching expertise, lesson options and availability, choose Teaching Artists category.

To advertise upcoming art education events with specific dates (lessons, workshops, classes), choose Art Workshops category.

To attract art students to a physical location where art is taught, choose Places to Learn Art category. Types of Venues include:

  • Art School, College, Atelier
  • Private Art Studio
  • Community Art Center
  • Art Gallery
  • Art Museum
  • Exhibition, Conference
  • Art Store, Retailer
  • Destination with Lodging

Choose the Arts Programs & Nonprofits category if your organization’s focus is:

  • Community Outreach
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Artists Society
  • Arts Council
  • Philanthropy
  • Other Visual Arts Educational Mission

Resources for Artists is a broad category, with sub-categories that include how-to instructional materials, art tools and supplies, and business skills.

Image Requirements2019-08-19T09:17:48-06:00
Image uploads should be:
  • JPG file format (RGB, not CMYK)
  • Maximum file size:  2 MB
  • Minimum width and height:  160 pixels
Thumbnails will be shown at approx. 250 pixels wide, but a user can click on the image to view it larger (at a maximum width or height of 1200 pixels).
Best practices when submitting a workshop listing2019-06-17T13:39:18-06:00

Tip #1:  Use your full name in the first sentence of the workshop description so search engines can find you.

Tip #2:  Use the description area to provide lots of details, such as what you will be teaching, what supplies they need to bring, and maybe something about the location if it is a unique setting. Don’t forget to toot your own horn by including a brief bio about yourself.

Where do I advertise my art classes?2019-06-17T13:41:40-06:00

We offer 2 options for promoting on-going art classes, private lessons, or workshops/events with specific dates. You may participate in one or both options:

  1. Submit Workshop Listings
  2. Add details of your “Lesson Options” to your Profile in the ArtEdu Directory

Our Recommendations:

All art education providers should create a Profile. It is an excellent platform for describing your teaching experience and adding specific lesson details under Lesson Options. This option is ideal for those who teach private lessons or offer a regular curriculum at their studio, store, school, etc.

Purchase workshops listings for upcoming classes with specific dates.

What can I promote in the Workshops Directory?2019-06-17T13:42:48-06:00

“Workshop” is our all-encompassing term for any visual arts education event / class with a specific start and end date. We welcome group classes, workshops, intensives, camps, tours… as long as it has a teaching / educational component.

May I register an art show or competition?2019-06-04T13:57:58-06:00

If you have any art-education sessions, field trips, tours or other events at your art show or competition, then please add them to our Workshop Directory.

How do I submit a workshop listing?2019-06-17T08:35:03-06:00

Sign in to your account or create a free account on ArtCantina.com

Enter all of your information in the Submit Listing Form and then pay for that listing.

After payment, we will review your submission (usually within 48 hours) and upon approval, activate your listing.

Who should participate?2019-06-17T13:44:59-06:00

We invite…

People Who Teach Art
Teaching Artists & Artisans, Mentors

Places to Learn Art
Art Schools, Ateliers, Colleges
Private Art Studios & Community Art Centers
Art Museums & Galleries
Art Stores & Retailers
Exhibitions, Conferences
Destinations with Lodging
Online (Remote) Learning

Arts Programs & Nonprofits
Community Outreach
Creative Arts Therapy
Artists Societies
Arts Councils

Resources for Artists
How-To Books, Magazines
Online Tutorials, Courses, Videos
Art Supplies & Tools
The Business of Art

What is included in the visual arts?2017-11-16T11:37:53-06:00

The visual arts on Art Cantina include eleven main categories: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage & mosaics, glass arts, ceramics & pottery, jewelry & metalsmithing, fiber arts & textiles, printmaking, paper arts, and photography.

Click here to discover the dozens and dozens of mediums and techniques.

What if I don’t see my specialty under the visual art subcategories?

Please email us with your suggestion: support@artcantina.com

How do I become a member?2019-06-17T13:45:56-06:00

Membership is free. All you need to do is provide your first and last name, email address and password. Then check your email for the final confirmation link to activate your account.

Membership is required to submit a listing to any of the Directories.

Who should create a profile?2019-06-17T13:50:58-06:00

We invite…

People Who Teach Art
Teaching Artists & Artisans, Mentors

Places to Learn Art
Art Schools, Ateliers, Colleges
Private Art Studios & Community Art Centers
Art Museums & Galleries
Art Stores & Retailers
Exhibitions, Conferences
Destinations with Lodging
Online (Remote) Learning

Arts Programs & Nonprofits
Community Outreach
Creative Arts Therapy
Artists Societies
Arts Councils

Resources for Artists
How-To Books, Magazines
Online Tutorials, Courses, Videos
Art Supplies & Tools
The Business of Art

What is included in a workshop listing?2019-06-17T13:53:53-06:00

Please visit our Workshop information page.

Do I also need a directory profile when listing workshops?2019-06-17T13:57:36-06:00

A detailed profile in our ArtEdu Directory is the perfect place for potential students to discover you and your work. And your profile will be visible when your workshops are not currently listed in the Workshop Directory.

If you are a workshop organizer, please encourage your teachers to create profiles to establish credibility and provide a wealth of details.

How do I write an effective teaching bio?2019-06-17T13:58:48-06:00

Selling your teaching knowledge and skills is quite different than promoting your artwork. The question you need to answer: Why would someone want to study with me?

Savvy students know that commercially successful artists do not guarantee great teaching skills. Tailor your message to potential students. Put the important teaching ‘stuff’ right up front, not buried in the last paragraph, and make each word count (longer is not always better).

Tell the reader what you teach and how you teach. Explain your lesson options.

Add details…do you teach history along with techniques? Do you enjoy teaching youth? Seniors? Those with special needs? Then include your expertise in the subject matter.

Take advantage of this section to convey your enthusiasm for creating art and inspire others to join you.

What should I list under Critiques?2017-11-06T14:02:38-06:00

List your fee(s) and describe what your critique fees include, such as per image, per collection of 3 images, per hour.

Also include what type of feedback they can expect, how it is provided (phone, email, Skype conference), and your turnaround time.

The more information you can provide upfront, the easier it is for the student to understand what you offer.

How long will my workshop/event appear in the directory?2019-06-17T08:33:51-06:00

A workshop/event listing will appear for 6 months or until the event is over, whichever comes first.

Can I have more than one profile?2019-06-17T14:06:54-06:00

You may purchase as many listings as you want, whether they are profiles in the ArtEdu Provider Directory or workshop listings in the Learn-the-Arts Workshop Directory.

For example, an art teacher may want a personal profile, plus a profile for her/his art gallery that hosts classes.  And they will purchase workshop listings for upcoming workshops/art classes that have specific dates.

What does a profile cost?2019-06-17T14:10:49-06:00

We offer 3 price levels for profiles in our ArtEdu Provider Directory: Free Classified, Bravo Listing and Primo Listing

Click here for details and pricing.

You will choose one of these categories when submitting a profile:

  • Teaching Artists
  • Places to Learn Art
  • Arts Programs & Nonprofits
  • Resources for Artists