OUR WHY  -  MISSION

ARTCONNECTED HELPS CREATIVE AND CULTURAL PROFESSIONALS TO FIND OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALLOW THEM TO FULFIL THEIR CREATIVE POTENTIAL AND BUILD REWARDING AND SUSTAINABLE CARRIERS.

OUR WHAT – BENEFITS

ArtConnected saves Creatives up to 6 hours per week previously spent on search for opportunities or talent. The targeted matching of opportunities with the right talent, ArtConnected also increases the quality of applications by 50%. 

ArtConnected makes accessing creative opportunities or talent EASY, EFFICIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE providing our users with an intuitive, user-friendly platform.

 

OUR HOW - SERVICE

 

Using advanced technology, ArtConnected created a 2-SIDED MARKETPLACE FOR CREATIVE AND CULTURAL SECTORS that effectively matches professional opportunities with creative talent, venues or service providers.

 

ArtConnected matches 6 TYPES OF CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES with 4 TYPES OF USERS:

 

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

WITH NO OPPORTUNITY TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG FOR MATCHING WITH THE RIGHT TALENT OR SUPPLIER ARTCONNECTED IS AIMING TO OPERATE INTERNATIONALLY TO HELP GLOBAL CREATIVE AND CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS TO ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES THEY NEED AND DESERVE TO HAVE REWARDING AND FULFILLING CAREERS.

OUR STORY

ArtConnected was set up by Monika Sapielak who used to run a multidisciplinary and intercultural, extremely busy and popular venue in the heart of Dublin, called Centre for Creative Practices. Having presented over 800 acts and having worked with over 1,500 local and international artists of all disciplines, Monika spent ages looking for the right people, equipment or even venues when they were doing big concerts outside of their own premises. She was also regularly asked by other organisers to recommend artists, staff or venues for their programmes. From the frustration about having to spend hours on search for talent and opportunities – ArtConnected was born.

THE TEAM

Monika Sapielak

CEO

Founder & CEO of ArtConnected – a SaaS that matches Creative Opportunities with Talent.

Entrepreneur and Innovator with 25 years of work experience as CEO, Manager, Cultural Leader, Mentor & Educator.  Recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as Main Awardee of the Arthur Guinness Fund.

Co-Founder of the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy that provides tailored entrepreneurial training and coaching to individuals and companies working in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Co-founder and CEO of Centre for Creative Practices focused on integrating, promoting and mentoring migrant, experimental and emerging artists.

Regular guest speaker and lecturer at conferences, in higher education institutions and for the media in Europe and in Ireland. Monika’s recent talks include University Business Forum, in Oct’16 in San Sebastian; Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, University of Pecs, Hungary, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Ian Oliver

Business Development

Over 15 years’ senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the Arts, creative and technology Sectors and 4 years’ experience working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Arts Offices, Arts Organisations and Venues, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Ireland, auditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions.

Ian work’s on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change.  He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.

Ian’s experience includes developing and implementing business / career / marketing strategies, marketing, business development, digital media, digital content creation, communications, project management, developing business, marketing and digital media strategies and implementation, project development, management and budgeting, resource management, team development and cohesion, training and training distribution methods for clients, staff and stakeholders.

Jarek Dobrzanski

CTO

Shula

Director of Life-Work balance

Pastore de Bergamasco

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

STATS AND IMPACT