Art in Progress
Construction of the new YVR Art Foundation website is now under way.
Historically, the organization’s focus has been to provide artwork for the Vancouver International Airport, sponsoring emerging First Nations artists in the process. But the Art Foundation is taking a new tack, focusing instead on nurturing these artists, getting their work noticed and bought, and boosting their careers.
With this end in mind, the Art Foundation wants to make the art accessible to everyone, not just to airport visitors as it has been in the past.
The website will let artists showcase their work for prospective buyers and art aficionados.
Like most Tugboat-built sites, the Art Foundation website will be built in Drupal, a content management system. Drupal lets users adjust content to suit their needs. Artists will be able to create online galleries displaying their work, including descriptions, tags, artist bios, pricing and contact information.
Thanks to this platform, art lovers and prospective buyers will be able to connect with artists directly, encouraging them to sell their work and develop their skills.
As the Art Foundation and its initiatives evolve over time, the site will change with them. Drupal will make it easy to customize, giving the Art Foundation the flexibility to add new artists, community programs, scholarships and services.