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mnartists.orgÍs 10 Tips for Building Online Communities

Titlemnartists.orgÍs 10 Tips for Building Online Communities
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDowden, R.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2003: Proceedings
Conference Start DateMarch 19-22
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedCharlotte, North Carolina, USA
EditorBearman, D., & Trant J.
Keywordsartists, collaboration, online community, Walker Art Center
Abstract is an online resource of and for Minnesota artists from all disciplines - visual arts, performing arts, media arts, literary arts, and design and architecture - giving them a central gathering place on the Web, and ultimately, a community hub. Developed through a partnership of The McKnight Foundation ( and the Walker Art Center ( , over 3,100 artists have registered with since the site launched in July 2001. In December 2002, launched a new version of the Web site that provides a range of services, including expanded news and feature articles, online forums, and streamed broadcasts of members' work - a Minnesota arts channel - with corresponding "off-line" events. This paper discusses the development of in the form of 10 Tips for building online community.