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Review for Artomatic, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I aided my group in participating, and volunteered.