Art Direction is Perch’s first foray into the world of full-featured “for ourselves” projects. We developed the idea for this real-time cultural event finder based on our experience with Creative Portland’s First Friday event, in which Portland galleries open their doors to the public and nearly 3,000 people make an evening out of exploring the city. We found ourselves feeling like we were missing things or defaulting to our usual haunts, without understanding the full slate of events. What we needed was a digital guide that showed us what was happening nearby, once we were already out and about exploring.
Art Direction is currently in beta testing mode and we are looking for arts organizations in Maine and New England that are interested in piloting the program in their community. If you are interested, get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org
MeteorJS web app (with native iOS and Android ports via PhoneGap) with geolocation-based event listings, user preferences, real-time notes and reviews, and route/tour building.