Artomatic

Rating: 4.53 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 1629 K St. NW Ste. 300 Washington DC 20006 USA

Mission: Artomatic creates community, builds audience and expands economic development by transforming available building space into a playground for artistic expression. Open-entry events showcase creative work including visual art, music, performance, film, and fashion. Artomatic is a non-profit organization headed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Artomatic is the only venue that has allowed me to experiment with things that I would have never done in a conventional space. Artomatic is an opportunity to push the limits, go off the mainstream and show some real art. I've participated in several Artomatics and look forward to taking part of it once again, Thank george Koch, you make it happen for DC artists! Carolina

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

art events

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

classify the work into categories

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

brings art closer to the community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful and committed

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

set up themed shows, do workshops at local schools/art centers, etc

Ways to make it better...

there was a ore theme oriented installation of the work

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of quality artwork, the fight between quality and quantity

One thing I'd also say is that...

Artomatic is a great opportunity for all artists, everybody should participate and ignore commercial galleries! Artomatic has a futuristic approach to the arts and its perception in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I assisted my non-profit arts group, Studio In-Sight in participating in the 2009 Artomatic. Our studio serves artists with disabilities in getting support in their work as artists and exposure of their talent. Artomatic was a great venue for us to show as we were able to be seen by thousands of artists and art lovers in a unique and supportive atmosphere. The volunteer Artomatic staff were incredibly helpful in getting us a good spot in the show and in supporting our cause. The only negative of the experience was that Artomatic does not normally allow "groups" to show, so we had to get a special approval from the managment. It would have been nice to have a "group" section in the application that is geared towards non-profits like ours.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the amazing exposure for the group I worked with. I feel strongly that the artists who I support were excited to be able to participate in such a large and varied show.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

great exposure, great variety, and a truly unique experience

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generally amazing. Some folks were a little stressed out, but handled themselves with composure and creativity.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get some better sound equipment, do some large creative add buys, provide lighting equipment and rigging.

Ways to make it better...

non-profit groups were able to apply in the same way that individuals were. The sound system in the main music venue was absolutely raw. Less noise and distortion would have encouraged better audience participation.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

size, keeping up standards, and reliability of volunteers completing their agreed upon service.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 3 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

It was a good experience. Great to partisipate in such a large gathering of a Washington D.C. artists' exhibition. Volunteering was a big part of exhibit and that area worked well with the artists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be such a great publicity for the city of Washington D.C.

Ways to make it better...

If I had registered earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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