Hi! We're starving artists. And we're the creators of TOLLI. You may have have seen us in action on a new reality competition series called 'Girl Starter' that airs on TLC and on demand at TLC GO (in case you haven't seen us).
Why are we here?
Well, we're artists who are sick of starving, and we are hungry to drive our careers forward and to drive those of the larger artistic community. Did you know there are 2.1 million of us "artsy types" in the U.S. workforce?
What's the issue?
Even with so many of us out there, there is currently no network that connects artists across ALL disciplines to collaborate and find work. Networks that do exist, and that artists currently use, are either too expensive, too complicated to sort through, or are not built for artists at all. Trust us...we know - we've used all of them, and we are still waiting tables.
So we are setting out to fix that.
As artists, we know that no matter what creative industry you're a part of, the work is out there. It's all about WHO you know, and a major part of building your resume in order to move up in your industry can mean having to create your own work and find other artists with whom to collaborate . We also know that we need to survive. As resources for our community dwindle, we aim to answer artist's needs and make it easier to collaborate, make art, and find work!
But what's a "Tolli"?
A mobile app created for artists, by artists, Tolli is the next generation networking tool for emerging artists, creatives, and established professionals that aims to inspire collaboration, build resumes, and GENERATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES. Tolli revolutionizes the networking process for artists by matching artists with collaborators as well as businesses and institutions seeking artists' work.
Join the Tolli movement by helping us now to beta test our platform. We need YOUR help. Whether you're an artist or simply someone who indulges in some music, or a trip to the museum on their downtime, this is your chance to eliminate the starving artist syndrome, and keep art (and artists) alive!
Because app development can be expensive, we've decided this Beta Test is important...but we're artists and have no money (still waiting tables, remember?).
With our funds we will:
- Solicit artists from all platforms
- Create interactive pages to house assets
- Design collaborative opportunities
- Measure our growth
- Prepare a public facing report to be shared with entities, institutions, and corporations who are seeking to employ artists or contract their work
Let's do this! TOLLI, it's about who you COULD know.
Visit our website for more info and to sign up to be a Beta Tester
Tiffany Carvalho, Olli Payne, and Darrel Kennedy