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Getting ready for BoothCentral
- Take photos of your studio for your booth, or use photos of your work
- If you want to include a short video, use the Artist Videos tips. You can use the same video for BoothCentral and YouTube, for maximum effect!
- If you are going to livestream during the event, choose where you want to be and set up your background. If you can stream in your studio or surrounded by your work, that’s great!
- Make sure you have a device (computer, tablet, or phone), a separate webcam if you need one, and a strong internet connection.
- Choose the hours you’ll be available for video chats with visitors, if any.
Signing up with BoothCentral
- If you haven’t set up a vendor account on BoothCentral yet, visit https://my.boothcentral.com/v/signup# and click “Join as a Vendor/Booth Host”
Your “business name” will appear as the title of your booth.
We highly recommend you fill out your business name as your Artist Name or the name your patrons most readily recognize you by.
Then click on : https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/somerville-open-studios-2021
- If you already have Booth/Vendor account on BoothCentral, visit https://my.boothcentral.com/v/login and login. Then click on: https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/somerville-open-studios-2021 and select “Apply for a Booth”
Be prepared to create your booth. You will need:
- Images for your banner 800px wide x 480px high – you can upload 5 images
- The format is horizontal – if you have many images that are vertical you might want to combine two or more vertical photos into one image file.
- Brief description 200 character max
- This space is a good place to put pertinent information about your art and studio.
- If you aren’t planning to be live for the full six hours on both days, include information one times you will be live.
- Include social media links (FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin)
- Categories / mediums selections for your work, which will help visitors who want to see a particular medium.
- If you would like to sell work online you will need a payment process such as your own e-commerce site, an Etsy Shop shop, PayPal or Venmo.
Once your application has been approved, you will have the ability to edit your booth up until our event goes LIVE on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Please create your booth ASAP or by Monday, April 19, 2021 so we can see how the event is shaping up. You can still edit your booth until the event goes live at noon on Saturday, May 1.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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During the event / livestreaming tips
- Just like the in-person SOS, visitors may request a video chat at any time, so be ready and available during the hours of the online event.
- If you need to step away from your device for a moment, ask someone else in your household to sit in front of the camera and chat with your guests until you return.
- Keep your streaming device connected to power so you don’t lose your connection in the middle of a chat!
- Have your website or social media accounts open on your device so you can quickly paste the URL into the chat, if your visitor asks for it.
- If you have interesting related information – websites or online videos on the art process or medium, for instance – keep those web addresses available too.
- For your own records, keep a count of how many people visited your booth, especially if anyone shares their contact information. Follow up later!
- Keep a beverage and snacks nearby so you stay hydrated and happy!
After the event
- Celebrate! Livestreaming isn’t always easy, and you did it!
- If you promised to follow up with any visitors about a sale or commission, send out a note within 24-48 hours. You don’t have to be finished with the work, but this first contact is important.
- If anything about the experience stood out, jot it down – we’ll be asking for feedback on how the event went and how easy BoothCentral was to use.