Frequently Asked Questions

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How does the 'Sign me in automatically' work?
The 'Sign me in automatically' is optional, it saves your username and password on your computer and every time you access the page you will be automatically logged in.
What happens if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, please click on the 'Forgot your Password?' link of the front of the directory or on the sponsor login page. The password recovery email will be sent to the email address provided from your Contact Information. The email will contain a link which will redirect the user to the 'Manage Account' section, where the password can be updated.
How can I change my password?
After you are logged in, click on 'Account Settings' link, you will see the 'Current Password' field, type your current password in this field and your new password on the fields 'Password' and 'Retype Password', then hit the submit button.
How can I sign up for an account?
Go to the 'Create a Profile' link at top menu, select an item and level and click in 'SIGN UP' button. Fill out all fields, write down your username and password for future reference, and follow the steps to finish the process.
Why am I receiving an 'Account Locked' message?
If you attempt to access your account and type in an incorrect password 5 times the account will lock for 1 hour. This is for security reasons.
Who can create a profile?
FAAR is ideal for Houston based artists who wish to be found or create connections to audiences.
I don't see my discipline listed?
Email reyes@fresharts.org and we'll create it for you!
Can I contact artists for commissions through this site?
Near the bottom of each profile, artists can list what they're willing to be contacted for.
What is SEO?
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in organic (non-paid) search engine results. SEO encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines. There are many aspects to SEO, from the words on your page to the way other sites link to you on the web. SEO Title: Shows at the top of your profile. Page Name: Creates a URL to your page. SEO Keywords: Drives user traffic to your page. Use words that you believe will help users find you. If you wish to be found when someone searches, "Houston ceramicist in Montrose," then use the key words: Houston; ceramicist; Montrose. Description: The meta description is a snippet of up to about 155 characters – a tag in HTML – which summarizes a page's content. Search engines show the meta description in search results mostly when the searched-for phrase is within the description.
Where do I go to post my events and/or look at artist opportunities?
FAAR is one resource that Fresh Arts provides. You'll find our other resources on our main site: fresharts.org
Can I create a profile for my collective and/or organization?
FAAR has been optimized for individual artist profiles, such as disciplines being marked by individual roles, such as Painter, Poet, or Set Designer. We want artists to be found however they wish, but profiles for organizations, spaces, or collectives may not fit preset features. However, artists may list spaces, organizations, or collectives on their profiles in their statements, website, or address listing.
I keep getting logged out when I fill out my profile!
Each browser has a time limit for a page before it times out. If, for example, you're using Google Chrome, that limit is 5 minutes. Unfortunately, we can't do anything about this. We recommend having your info ready to go, filling out the required questions first, and saving often.
Where do I even start?
Check out our guide to answer some questions before you start: https://bit.ly/2YpLWpK