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Social Networks, Forums, and Open Projects for Creatives
Art & Crafts : Social Networks, Forums, Open Projects for Creatives

Social Networks, Forums, and Open Projects for Creatives

If you're seeking interactive online venues for discussion and support for your artistic ventures and creative projects, then these community-oriented Web sites frequented by kindred creative spirits may be of interest to you.

Selected are sites and platforms catering specifically to the creative community in general and those that facilitate progressive discussion, photo & video (multimedia) sharing, and blogging.

Online Social Networks

The Behance Network: A Platform for Creative Work
A platform for creative portfolios, projects, and collaborations. Leading illustrators, designers, and other creative professionals are using Behance to create professional portfolios, connect, share resources, find job opportunities, and efficiently disseminate their work for rapid exposure.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
"A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

BarbaraSher.com Discussion Board
Discuss your wishes, overcome obstacles, and support others working towards their creative goals and dreams.

Craftster.org
"Crafty hipsters share clever ideas." Discuss project ideas, business ventures, house wares, clothing, purses and handbags, trinkets, books, journals, paper crafts, and city guides.

DoItYourself.com Community Forums
A forum for discussing all kinds of DIY topics related to home, cooking, gardening, autos, tools, and more.

Wet Canvas! Cyber Living for Artists
"WetCanvas! is an effort to bring information relevant to today's artist to an online format. It is part magazine, part virtual classroom, and part reference site. More importantly, it is all about community."

Absolute Write Water Cooler
An excellent resource for writers of all levels and types. Discusses every imaginable writing-related topic including self-publishing, scams, markets, mentoring, and prompts. Learn from the experience of others.