Add your event to Arts Daily!
The South Carolina Arts Commission’s arts calendar, Arts Daily, has joined forces with The Hub. Now you can visit one place to view or submit arts news AND events!
Long-time Arts Daily users will notice that the revamped event submission process is simpler. You can also add your arts venue (if you haven’t already) to The Hub’s venue list through the Arts Daily submission process. Online readers of Arts Daily can search and sort events to find activities based on location, art form or type of event.
Is your event or opportunity right for Arts Daily? If it’s arts-related, open to the public, and of interest to people in South Carolina, then yes! Event types include auditions, calls for entries & contests, classes, conferences, exhibitions, fellowships & residencies, openings, book signings, performances, screenings and more. You’ll choose the type when you submit your event or opportunity.
To submit arts events to Arts Daily, use the Submit Events button. (Be sure to submit your event at least one month in advance.) If your event has an interesting news element, you can also send it to The Hub through the Submit Story button. Arts events submitted at least one month in advance will appear on the Arts Daily website, and some will be recorded for radio.
How to decide what to submit where
Submit Event to Arts Daily: Arts Daily listings and radio announcements are limited to the key details and a brief description of your event and will direct readers to your website or organization for a lengthier description.
Arts events submitted at least one month before the event will be posted to the online Arts Daily calendar. Not all events are recorded for the radio. The earlier you submit, the longer it will appear on the Arts Daily site for readers to find and the better chance the event will be recorded for radio. You can even submit an entire season at once!
Submit Story to The Hub: If your event has a news component, you can also submit a lengthier article or news release through The Hub’s Submit Story button. Story submissions, if accepted, appear as articles on The Hub’s main page and “roll off” the page as other articles are posted — the lifespan of a Hub article is much shorter than an Arts Daily entry. Hub articles will direct readers to your website or organization for more information.
What makes an event newsworthy?
A few questions to ask: Does the event relate to a larger purpose (e.g., an artist’s studio or gallery opening is a result of the arts reviving a downtown, a celebrity S.C. artist is participating to raise awareness and/or funds, a student exhibition illustrates the benefit of arts education, etc.)? Is this a first time for the event, or a milestone anniversary? Did the project break an attendance or fundraising record? Sometimes the news element occurs after an event when you’re ready to share results and photos.
Bottom line: Submit ALL arts events to Arts Daily, at least one month in advance. Submit more info about your event to The Hub ONLY if there is an extra news element.
Remember, you may also use the Submit Story button to send your feature articles, blog posts, stories, etc. about arts topics other than events.
Writing your Arts Daily Event Description
Arts Daily web listings and radio announcements are designed to provide the most vital pieces of information about your event or opportunity and refer users to ArtsDaily.org and/or to your website or organization for details. We encourage you to use your Event Description space to provide a self-contained, factual summary of your event or opportunity. ONLY the text in the Event Description field will be used in your radio announcement, should your submission be chosen for broadcast.
What to include in the Event Description:
- The name of the event or opportunity and a brief description of it
- Who is responsible for it (hosting or presenting organization)
- Where (venue and city)
- When (date and time)
- Cost to participate
- Deadline for the public to participate (e.g., registration, submission), if applicable. (Note: This is not a deadline for posting on Arts Daily.)
What not to include in the Event Description:
- Contact information. Radio announcements will direct listeners to the Arts Daily website where you have entered this information.
- Superlatives (such as “the best,” “beautiful,” “a great achievement,” etc.) will be excluded from the final listing.
Want a template? Try this:
(Name of the presenting or host organization) presents (name of the event), (event date) at (event time), at (event venue) in (city, and state if not South Carolina). (Provide a description of the event, so that Arts Daily users will understand what it is and whether or not they would like to attend.) Tickets are (cost). (Provide registration and/or submission requirements and/or deadline, if applicable.)
Questions? We’re happy to help. Contact us here.
About Arts Daily
Arts Daily is a partnership between the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Public Radio, and the College of Charleston.