Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log in?

You click on login at the top of any page on artsinbushwick.org.

What is membership?

Arts in Bushwick and Bushwick Open Studios registration now begins with creating a  account on this website and joining a membership level.

Once you create an account you will have a profile on this site from which you can participate in all AiB open calls. Membership levels have access to register for annual programming, including creating a Bushwick Open Studios event listing, classified ad or participating in the organizing efforts within our community.

What was previously a Bushwick Open Studios registration fee is now going to become your annual membership dues with Arts in Bushwick. Membership includes the cost of participating in BOS by posting an event listing for your studio, which will be listed on maps at hub locations and in the AiB web app.

Membership with Arts in Bushwick helps us to sustain this community without needing big ticket sponsorship. AiB believes in the power of bringing together a lot of small donors to support accessible volunteer-led community content and programming without corporate sponsorship.

That said, we are introducing a few new levels of membership that will help us create and sustain the programming we want to see all year around; in addition to artist memberships, we now also have membership levels for non-profits, galleries and small businesses to create visibility for themselves in Bushwick.

What is my membership going to do for me?

Once you have logged in you will land on your new Arts in Bushwick profile page. Once you have a membership this is where all of your account information, event listings, email settings, and public profile information can be edited.

We have new features on our website that will benefit all levels of membership!

Membership on artsinbushwick.org now includes the ability for Bushwick artists and residents to connect in a hyperlocal and creative way and is not limited to Bushwick Open Studios weekend.

Members may:
add location information to the Bushwick map
post classified ads to offer, sell and trade items craigslist-style
join groups to organize & volunteer locally
list events in Bushwick throughout the year on our community calendar

Your profile will allow you to do a lot of new things that will seem familiar if you frequent social media. You can add friends, share status updates with links, photos and video to the community activity feed. You can also private message and join groups.

Every member will be listed in the Arts in Bushwick Member’s Directory by category and allow you to be found by other members of the community. You can request friends, send them private messages and invite them to your event.

Please make a note of your username and password since you will need it to edit your profile.

How do I retrieve a lost password?

If you do not remember your username and password, enter your email address into the lost password page.

What if I registered and did not receive email confirmation?

Check your spam folder.

I tried to register and it says my account already exists, what do I do?

That means you already have an account and can log in. Enter your email address or username into the lost password page if you cannot remember your password.

How do I add my event to the calendar?

All event and classified content can be created from the My Account menu or from the menu on your profile page.

How do I edit my event listing?

To edit, click on My Account > Edit Events or visit your profile page and click on the events tab.

How do I list my studio location?

As an Artist member adding locations, note that if you are in a building with multiple studios, your address may already be in our database and you should not try to create a new location page. It exists in our database it will be listed in the drop down menu when you create a new event.

What if my location does not exist?

If your location is not listed there you may add a new location page under My Account > Edit Locations. Please use the address of your building as the name, ex. “100 Smith Avenue,” unless your location has a distinct name that it is known by to the general public. You can search the locations page to see if your address already exists in the database.

What is the correct photo size for my web listing?

All of your photos should be maximum 700×700 pixels and and less than 10MB.

Why does my event page look weird?

If your event page doesn’t look right, it probably means information is missing and you need to add more information, like a text description, to your event. The more text and photos you provide will give BOS visitors more reasons to stop by, and make your event page look better.

How many photos can I upload to my web listing?

You can upload one featured photo that will be associated with the event in the directory, and you may also add as many photos as you want to the body of the event page by clicking “Add Media” above the content box.

What happens on my profile page?

Updating Your Info

All content updates can be made from the My Account menu, which will appear when you have a membership plan. Please upgrade to a membership plan to add content.

Log in or click on your profile > then either Edit or Change Photo. To edit your Directory details, click on Directory Listing.

Adding Web Listings to the Calendar

You can add and edit your event listings by clicking on My Account menu > “Add New Listing” to start a new web listing or “Edit Listing” to edit existing listings.

Adding Classifieds

You can post classified ads for free, for sale, or barter by clicking on My Account > My Classifieds on your profile page. To browse ads, click on Artists Seeking under the Resources tab.

Posting Updates

From your profile you can click on Activity to post status updates, links and videos in the community activity feed.

What are Artists Seeking Classifieds? How can I find or share space to show my work during BOS?

If you are in need of space or have space to share during BOS, create a classified ad. This is where you can post a description and images of what you have/need and it will appear on the Artists Seeking page. To add your listing, go to Content > Classifieds > click Create New > add information about your needs or space > save.

Should I join a group?

You can join the Bushwick Open Studios group to get updates directly to your profile page under your group info. You can also request to join organizer groups for the blog and community projects to get more involved in AiB’s day to day operation and development by visiting the Groups page.

If I registered before 2015 do I need to do it again?

Yes. The username and password you used for years up to and including 2014 is no longer active. As of 2015 the website was rebuilt and all artists must at least create a free account to submit work for open calls. BOS registration and all submissions of work for AiB programs require each individual to have your own account.

Should I make an individual account or one for my collective?

In most situations you should have your own individual account. if you are creating individual work, you will want to have your own profile to submit work for AiB programs. If you share a studio, each artist can create a profile and a group, where their event listing is available for each individual to access.

When I try to register why is it telling me my username is not valid?

Your username must be one word, without spaces and no capital letters.

Should I use my address as a username?

No. This should probably just be a name.

How do I minimize the email I get from you guys?

Go to your profile and click on Settings to update your email address and which emails you would like to receive about activity on this website.