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Creative Feel launches free platform for artists

DeskLink Media Solutions
06/16/2020 12:27:27

Lockdown day 81 and the Creative Feel team has some exciting news!

While we haven’t been able to sit spell-bound in a theatre, sip a glass of wine at a gallery opening, hear the sound of a dancer’s feet on the stage, crunch popcorn in a cinema, or watch a talented musician passionately bring their instrument to life – we have been absolutely and completely immersed in the creative sector and what is being produced digitally and virtually.

For the last 80 days, the Creative Feel team has not only been finding ways to adapt to a suddenly changed world, but we’ve also been finding ways to continue to support South Africa’s arts scene and its artists in a meaningful way. With Youth Month celebrations in June, we feel it is now more important than ever to support and encourage young creatives – and offer a bit of hope.

The Creative Feel team has been working incredibly hard, and today, we can finally say: we have done it! Today we officially launch the Creative Feel Virtual Events Portal: https://creativefeel.co.za/virtual-events/! This portal is built on two pillars. Firstly, there is an incredible need for artists to continue to earn an income during this time. And just as “live” art and performance are given a value, so too should digital art and performance, whether this is through ticketing, donations, commissions, or sales. And secondly, due to the absolutely overwhelming number of webinars, streams, shows, discussions, and so on, going on in the virtual space on a daily basis, we wanted to create something of a haven for the arts lover, where all of the creative happenings in South Africa are easily accessible from one space.

A lot of work has gone into ensuring optimal user experience while browsing this portal, despite the many events listed, and our team has worked hard in our attempts to ensure that anyone looking for digital, virtual or online events, performances and art finds us in the top 3 search results on Google.

So, how does it work? Well, this depends on who you are.

Artists & Performers
This space is 100% free* for artists. Send us your events, and as many events as you want, via this Google Form: https://bit.ly/2UB9ODP, which you can also find on our Virtual Events portal. Our aim is for you to earn an income in the digital space, so please make sure you provide us with some way for viewers to support you: whether it’s your EFT details, a SnapScan, Zapper or BUSQR code, a ticketing link or your Patreon profile. Your work will always remain 100% yours, all views will go directly to the platform you choose; we are just the middleman between you and the audience.

Arts organisations
We have worked out some very reasonable packages for businesses, art galleries, theatres, museums, record labels, and event promoters (and anyone else), which start at just R785.00, so contact us via email: sales@creativefeel.co.za if you want to be a part of our interactive space.

Arts supporters
Just an art lover? Visit https://creativefeel.co.za/virtual-events/ now, bookmark it, and set your daily reminder to come and explore, experience and immerse yourself in the best virtual and digital art SA has to offer! Don’t forget to also check out our social channels for updates on the latest events.

With Youth Day tomorrow, the Creative Feel team sincerely hopes that the Virtual Events Portal serves as a beacon of hope during these difficult times. There is hope, we can make the best of this situation together, and even though we can’t enjoy your art in person, it is valuable and you deserve to earn an income from it.

The Creative Feel Virtual Events Portal is proudly partnered and sponsored by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.

* Events will be chosen and uploaded at Creative Feel’s discretion.

Find Creative Feel online:
Creative Feel Virtual Events Portal: https://creativefeel.co.za/virtual-events/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/creativefeel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/creativefeel
Instagram: https://instagram.com/creative_feel


About Creative Feel
Creative Feel is South Africa’s premier arts, culture and lifestyle publication and is now extending its footprint in a big way with an interactive digital portal.


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Tammy Greer
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076 627 0075
Creative Feel
https://creativefeel.co.za/virtual-events/