Ever since we developed the first music sharing sites at CBC six years ago, I’ve been intrigued by how the role of ‘host’ or ‘presenter’ or ‘publisher’ will change over the next decade.
As more tools allow more people to share their muse on an equal footing, the route to fame if not fortune is also bound to change. Its also great to see an established name get in on the act to facilitate, not control, that experience.
That’s what the Saatchi Gallery is doing with their new student art site STUART.
Since Stuart (shorthand for ‘student art’) went online last month, some 1,300 students have created Web pages there. No one vets the quality or style of the art. With dealers and collectors scouring student shows for undiscovered talent and students hunting for dealers to represent them, Stuart has tapped a vein that can’t stop gushing.