You're new to the area.
You'd like to get to know the lay of the land – the powers that be in the local arts community. What do you do? Do you just call them up? Introduce yourself at an opening?
Be Inspired by Her Story
Photographer E. Brady Robinson got to know arts leaders in the Washington, D.C. area by initiating a project to photograph their desks.
Desks as Portraits: An Inside Look at the DC Art World documents the working spaces of DC-area curators, collectors, writers, art critics, museum directors, artists, and tastemakers.
It turns out that it's pretty interesting to be a voyeur and gaze into these offices. You want to see the technology, the paper, and the art on the walls.
This is nice for us, but Brady was the real winner. What a networking opportunity! All of the people she has met!
Not only did this project help Brady get to know the movers and shakers in her new location, the Washington Post picked up on the story and gave her a nice feature.
Don't copy, but be inspired by this story.
What can you begin that will introduce your name to the arts leaders in your area?