In 2021, CaFÉ saw a fantastic return of many art organizations ready to get back to in person events, exhibitions, and programs. There are still a number of virtual exhibitions, a trend we expect to continue not only due to the ongoing pandemic, but also due to the successful outcomes online spaces bring. Looking back on the past year, we are proud to be a part of this return to some sense of “normalcy”—in whichever form that may come.
The CaFÉ team has also been hard at work making important updates to the site. In August, we introduced a new and improved design to make the experience of creating and managing calls for entry more modern and user friendly for the CaFÉ site for administrators. In November, we implemented nine new ways to sort and filter the calls on the call listings page, and added an extra layer of security to the administrator login page by implementing multi-factor authentication. We also introduced new features for artists in December, such as adding the ability for artists to indicate if their artwork is for sale. We hope to add even more exciting new features in 2022.
As more organizations and artists continue their work and breathe life into the creative economy, CaFÉ will continue its mission of making art opportunities available to all by offering arts organizations an affordable submission platform and artists an easy way to apply. Take a look below to learn more about our year in review!
Written by Communications Coordinator Justine Chapel