There's a relatively new international artists' network up on the Internets™ that I became aware of today called AMP: Artists' Meeting Place & Resource Collective. In a MARN message, founder Terri Anderson claims the network now has roughly 3400 members in 82 countries. Sounds pretty impressive, right? Right. So I went to the site and, unlike the sheer disappoint I've experienced on many an artists' network site as they suffer from neglect and/or spiral into another lame social network nobody needs, I was truly impressed with AMP.
There's a ton of useful, up-to-date information on the site, from artist resources to grants to groups to projects on the web and worldwide. There's also a classifieds section, where calls for submission are listed, and galleries of work posted by members.
AMP's raison d'être is, of course, it's member networking, which allows artists of all disciplines to communicate with each other, share ideas, work on projects and, for some, arrange to meet in real space and time through travel.
It takes a lot of hard work to keep something of this scope fresh, relevant and focused. I hope AMP can make it happen.