This guide will walk you through the basics of adding a new artist to CMS.
First, click on the Artists tab in the navigation on the left-hand side of the screen.
The Artists page will display a list of artists in your collection organized alphabetically by last name. To add a new artist, click on the “Add Artist“ button at the top of the page.
A new window will pop up, prompting you to search for the artist you would like to add by typing the name into the search box.
Our system will return the closest match(es) to what you have entered. Artsy has 40,000+ artists in its database so most artists already exist in the system, meaning you can simply select your desired artist from the top matches in the list. Click the “Add” button to add the artist to your CMS.
If the artist’s name is spelled or formatted differently than you would like, please do not add a new artist. Instead, please contact your dedicated Artsy Liaison to request the changes to the name.
Note: If you are on Artsy Starter or the Essentials plan, please contact Partner Support at [email protected] to make your request.
Only use the “add the artist to our system“ link at the bottom of the search window if no match exists. This will open a new window where you can type in the artist’s name and biographical information. The more complete information, the more searchable the artist can be on Artsy. Please verify that spelling, capitalization, and accented characters are all correct before you click the “Save Changes” button.
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