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About narcher

Natalie Archer, an Art and Visual Technology major at George Mason University, concentrates in photography and minors in Art Management. Photography has taken her to different locations, including Jamaica, where she worked with and photographed deaf youth. She has also worked with other photographers to document portraits of children and families involved with incarceration. She is currently pursuing an internship within the D.C. metro area and plans to graduate in fall 2017. Continuing with museum and art studies, Natalie plans to further her career in an archival or curatorial setting.


For an arts organization, Meetup is an online social networking platform used to promote and facilitate group meetings in over 180 different countries throughout the world.  The the website currently has over 272,000 Meetup groups including more than 30 million members worldwide including individuals as well as organizations.  This tool requires an account but is free to the public.  In order to create a meetup event, a small monthly fee of $8 is required and allows for an unlimited amount of members and organizers.  The platform is easily accessible and available both online and through Android and Apple devices.  This technological tool is particularly useful for spreading information online about specific events or a specific interest oriented meeting.

Screenshot of Meetup Android App homescreen
Screenshot, Natalie Archer – Meetup Android App home page

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Expanding Access To The Arts

This infographic expands on a small part of the role social media can have on an organization.  When it comes to new technological uses in social media tools, arts organizations are benefiting greatly.  Through the use of large social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, arts organizations are provided with networking and outreach opportunities as well as possibilities to spread information about their organizations.  Within these platforms, arts organizations can use many different strategies in dispersing their information and networking hands to the public.  Through the use of these online platforms, arts organizations are able to show appreciation for their donors and volunteers while also engaging and sharing with the online public community.

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