ARTCUBE 4.0 MIGRATION

I'm from 3.0. Why won't my password work?

Because it's encrypted and we migrated platfoms.

Here's what you do...

*Try* to log in as you normally would.

4.0 will alert you that your password is incorrect

Click LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

Then CHECK YOUR EMAIL to confirm password change.

You will then be able to log in with the NEW PASSWORD.

IF you want to change your password to something besides what 4.0 assigned, do so here

GO HERE

 

What are the biggest changes in 3.0?

  • The posts and profiles are open to the web for search results. 

    • Do not post private information, share it privately.
  • You do not have to join a City to post there.

  • Access your profile from the Dash

What's a legacy post?

It is one of the 13,263  posts migrated from ArtCube 3.0.

Images were not migrated due to server incompatability. :/


 

 

Why is Market its own section now?

BECAUSE ITS A TON OF STUFF ALWAYS

  • ArtCube Market (Stuff)  is now its own FEED.
  • Buyers can browse of available bargains, free items, and set sales in one place.
  • Qualifiers auto-fill in the subject line
    • FF For Free
    • FS For Sale
    • ISO In search of 
  • SET SALE Asset liquidations with finer details  like era, asset categories, and construction materials.

READ MORE ABOUT MARKET

Why am I not getting emails in my inbox like before?

Notifications were reset in the migration.

Set your notifications to "REAL TIME" if you want up-to-the-minute notifications.

Edit your notifications.
Opting out of categories informs real-time. 
If you have them all checked,  you will get NO emails in REAL TIME.

 

ABOUT THE CUBE

What is ArtCube Nation?

ArtCube is a professional workspace and marketplace created to give entertainment and events freelancers and vendors a home base to communicate, collaborate and problem-solve. 

ArtCube Nation is focused, professional, and moderated with an emphasis on transparency, inclusion, and reducing event and entertainment waste as our contribution to evolving industry standards. 

How does ArtCube Nation work?

Members create posts by topic and city like art department crew jobs, fabrication bid requests, or peer-to-peer advice queries.   The posts are immediately delivered to all members who opted in for real-time alerts in the designated city.

In a nutshell, with one post, you alert hundreds or even thousands of Cubers, so the available talent or solutions come to you.

How do I get work on ArtCube Nation?

Once you sign up, it’s partly the effort you put into your profile and a waiting game for the right opportunity to arise.

There are strategies.

  • Every job post has an apply now feature
  • Apply immediately only to jobs for which you are qualified  
  • Make sure your notifications are set to real-time.
  • Make sure your profile is up-to-date with fresh work photos, links, and the tags of your skillset.
  • Request a recommendation from Cubers. We only permit positive reviews, so a recommendation on your profile could boost decision-making.

Do not self-promote beyond introducing yourself. When Cubers need crew they post for crew.  

Are the jobs union or non-union?

Both. We are pro-union and the founder is a member of Local 829.

Our JOBS form has required check boxes for Cubers to indicate if it is a union job with optional permit status or non-union.

Many Cubers are long-standing members of Locals 829 and 52.

Hello, Producers,

ArtCube is NOT a union workaround.

  • We are pro-union and pro-people
  • If you have a contract with any union, adhere to the contract.  ArtCube is not a place to hide from contractual obligations.




Do I have to join to send a message to an ArtCube member?

Nope!  Visitors are permitted three direct messages. Film production companies and producers, for instance, can reach out to any of our members about a job opportunity or bid request before they are prompted to join.

Can I post to ArtCube without becoming a member?

No. ArtCube is a community, and limiting access only to members keeps accountability and communication clear. Joining is easy, quick, and free outside New York City, where everyone gets a 14-day free trial.

Are you hiring?


Kinda. We contract bloggers AND content creators.
Wordsmiths and shutterbugs to the front!

Would you like to write about our

  • CUBE NEWS 

    • Blog articles are written by Cubers

  • EVENTS 

    • Set Sales

    • Promos

    • Admin add

  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    • Global up-to-date Industry News and Opinion

  • DO-GOODERS – Charities

    • What we support with our talent

  • TRICKS OF THE TRADE –

    • Advice posts,  polished + amalgamated

  • ART DEPARTMENT ROCKS

    • Cool stuff Cubers do
  • Cool things our peeps make and do on set

POSTS

How do I post on ArtCube Nation?

Once you join ArtCube, you are directed to your Member Dash.

  • Select POST from the menu
  • Select the Post Topic + City or Cities
  • Fill in the detail fields with as much detail as you can supply
  • Add files like photos, specs, or bar napkin sketch
  • Click POST to send
  • Stand by for the Cube magic

What are the post categories?

JOBS

ONLY paid union or non-union work in film, TV, theater, events, installation, design, or bid requests from fabricators, niche artisans, paid internships, or crew calls.


Side-hustle jobs, like service gigs are okay, we will build a filter so that those who are annoyed by them can mute them.

No “exposure” jobs are permitted

Only paid internships or where school credit is granted are permitted

MARKET
(4 sub-categories)

  • ISO (In search of) is a source request
    • When you need a little help finding that super weird thing when looking for specific props, set dressing, raw materials, or scenic elements for a project.
    • Post if you have done the research and exhausted the “usual suspects”
    • Be prepared to provide details of your search thus far.
  • FF (For Free) is a no-charge transfer of assets
    • If you need it gone fast, give it away.
    • No dumpster fees are required.
  • FS (For Sale) is an offer of assets or personal kit items at a discounted price
    • Firm or negotiable, as long as it’s not thrown away, we’re happy!
  • A Set Sale is an announcement of a large asset sale from a production
    • Details like “era” or “sets and scenes” define the types of items Cubers can expect
    • The end date automatically closes the post.

ADVICE

In a jam?  Got a tough issue to solve and you need the Cube-mind?

Ask the Cube HOW they would do it! You'd be surprised to learn that YOUR pickle has been solved by another Cuber. Get all the intel on adhesives you can stand.

PROMO

Use sparingly. Over-promoters kill the desired effect

  • Introduce yourself to the Cube ONCE
  • Promote your personal or business event, like a show, opening, or party - we'll add to the EVENT calendar!

OFF-TOPIC

  • Non-work-related queries like asking for recommendations for a good freelancer-friendly accountant or dentist.

SPACE

  • Find or announce a studio, living, shop, stage, or storage space.

What's the difference between ADVICE and ISO?

ADVICE
Asking for knowledge like recipes, DIY gags, and Tricks of the Trade.

Art Departments around the world are consistently asked for the impossible and ridiculous. With ArtCube, you needn't go it alone.

If you've done a little research/experimenting and coming up short, ask your fellow Cubers in an ADVICE post.

 

Examples of (actual) ADVICE POSTS:


 

"I need to make realistic-looking weed for a scene.

Looking for a good fake pot recipe if you have one! " 

READ THE BLOG: FAUX MARIJUANA


 

"Any suggestions as to where I can find (or how to make) a non-toxic, opaque black goop or slime?

I need about 500 gallons for an installation I’m working on."

READ THE BLOG: SLIME


 

"Does anyone have experience making a tiled floor look like there's grout between the tiles?

We don't have long enough to properly tile and grout it."


 

ISO
When you are looking for a THING, but can't find it available locally within your budget and time constraints.

It's like turtlenecks in July for wardrobe stylists - hard-to-find items.  With the collective knowledge (and storage units) of ArtCube, someone must have a line on that weird thing!

 

Examples of (actual) ISO POSTS:

 


 

"Need an insane amount of ball pit balls for a show I'm working on."

Anyone know of a place that somehow has like 5,000 or more of them lyin' around? 


 

Looking for either a blank canvas or an old painting that we can paint over.

Desperate times! Measurements can go from W: 60"-72" x H: 30"-42"


 

Hi! Looking for silicone/real feel/bendable male mannequin legs (1 pair) and mannequin arms (1 pair).

Can purchase or rent! Not having any luck with the usual mannequin shops that carry the store display style mannequins.


 

 

Side note: No replies to an ISO post? 

ZERO replies is actually an answer.  You might need to fabricate it.



Side-side note: ISO is NOT for PEOPLE

Post a JOB where you include a rate.

 

 

What does it mean when a post is grey and marked “Closed”?

If a post has been “Closed” it means the post owner has fulfilled the needs described and no longer will receive reply notifications.

You can still comment and tag others on the post for further discussion.   

Where are my posts?

In your MY CUBE folder.

How can I edit a post?

  • Find and select your post in My Posts OR the News Feed
  • Click the gear in the upper right-hand corner
  • Select Edit Post
  • Make your changes, including new cities or files.
  • Click Send to update your post on the feed.

Does editing a post resend the post to all inboxes?

  • No. Editing a post does not resend the post, but it is changed on the News Feed.
  • However, IF your edit added a new city, then only that new city will get the edited post delivered via email.

How do I delete my post?

  • Under your avatar menu, find and select your post in My Posts OR the News Feed
  • Click the gear in the upper right-hand corner
  • Select Delete Post
  • Confirm deletion with CubeBot or cancel the request

Can I stop email replies to a post from applicants or buyers?

Close your post, but keep a record of your post history.

  • My Posts  or News Feed
  • Select your post subject to open 
  • Click the gear in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Select Close Post
  • Confirm Close with CubeBot or cancel the request

 

CLOSED POST  / OPEN COMMENTS

The post will remain on the feed and greyed out.

Replies are still active for further discussion.

What's the maximum size of a photo that can be to be uploaded?

5 MB per photo. 

If you need to reduce your file size.

APPLE DESK OR LAPTOP

Reduce an image's file size
  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, open the file you want to change.
  2. Choose Tools > Adjust Size, then select “Resample image.”
  3. Enter a smaller value in the Resolution field. The new size is shown at the bottom.
  1. In the Preview app on your Mac, open the file you want to change.
  2. Choose Tools > Adjust Size, then select “Resample image.”
  3. Enter a smaller value in the Resolution field. The new size is shown at the bottom.

iPhone

Resizing Photos on iPhone with the Photos App
  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the photo you want to resize and tap on it.
  3. Tap the Edit button in the top right corner.
  4. Tap the Crop and Rotate button in the bottom left corner.
  5. Use the slider at the bottom to adjust the size of the photo.

 

ABOUT THE CUBE / Profiles

How do I edit my profile?

Find and click the blue pencil.

COMPUTER:
There's a little blue pencil in the upper right corner.

MOBILE:
Scroll down a bit to find the blue pencil button.


Don't forget to save!


Can I request a Job Category or Job Description?

YES!  We want all the tags!

Send us a note with the chatbot or request here.

How can I delete a City?

Click EDIT Pencil

Clear the city you want to remove
Click save
Refresh the browser

CITIES REMOVED!

Can I send my profile link to people NOT in ArtCube?

Yes.  Your profile is viewable to anyone with the link.

You can change this setting in Privacy Settings.

How do I request add a tag in Skills, Tools and LIcenses (professional) or Specialties, Equipment and Inventory (business)?

Start typing the tag you'd like to see.

If it is not available, the option to request the tag will appear.

TIP:
Instead of  "Set Dresser", which is a JOB TITLE, suggest a gerund, such as "set dressing".
CLICK the PLUS to request.

 
 
 
 
 
Once you SAVE, the tags are pending approval.


 
 
 
Once the tag is approved, tags appear on your profile immediately!

If the tag exists in another form, is misspelled, or is miscategorized, the admin will decline the request and offer some suggestions.

ABOUT THE CUBE / Cities

What cities does ArtCube Nation serve?

ArtCube Nation is around the world including The Americas, Europe, Africa, and Australia.

About Cities
New York City is HQ and the only city with a small membership fee at this time.

Members join any city where they work as a local.

Members can post to or view any city.

SIGN UP!

USA AFRICA
Albany Cape Town
Albuquerque Lagos
Asbury Park Nairobi
Atlanta  
Atlantic City AUSTRAILIA
Austin Brisbane
Baltimore Melbourne
Bergen County Sydney
Boston  
Buffalo CANADA
Charlotte Montreal
Chattanooga Toronto
Chicago Vancouver
Cincinnati  
Cleveland C+S AMERICA
Columbus Buenos Aires
Dallas Guatemala City
Denver Mexico City
Detroit Rio De Janeiro
Essex County Santiago
Greenville São Paulo
Hartford  
Honolulu EUROPE
Houston Amsterdam
Hudson County Barcelona
Hudson Valley Berlin
Indianapolis Budapest
Jacksonville Canary Islands
Jersey City Dublin
Kansas City Edinburgh
Kingston Glasgow
Knoxville Helsinki
Lancaster Kyiv
Las Vegas Lisbon
Los Angeles London
Louisville Madrid
Madison Milan
Marfa Paris
Memphis Prague
Miami Rome
Minneapolis Seville
Morris County  
Nashville JAPAN
New Haven Tokyo
New Orleans  
New York City EUROPE
Oklahoma City Amsterdam
Orlando Barcelona
Palm Springs Berlin
Passaic County Budapest
Philadelphia Canary Islands
Phoenix Dublin
Pittsburgh Edinburgh
Portland Glasgow
Providence Helsinki
Raleigh Kyiv
Reno Lisbon
Richmond London
Sacramento Madrid
Salt Lake City Milan
San Antonio Paris
San Diego Prague
San Francisco Rome
Santa Fe Seville
Savannah  
Schenectady NEW ZEALAND
Seattle Auckland
St. Louis  
Stamford  
Syracuse  
Troy  
Tucson  
Union County  
Washington D.C.
 
Wilmington  

Can I request a city be added to the ArtCube?

Yes.  But, we will need you to be an active participant in its growth. Building an active community takes time and influence. 

If you think you’ve got the connections to help us understand the market in your area and can recruit at least 20 vendors and freelancers, we will happily build a new Cube. 

Contact us!

Do I have to join a city to post there?

Nope!   New Rule!

  • You should only join cities where you work as a local.
  • Your Homebase or Primary City is added to posts by default.

Do I have to pay for each city?

At this time, only New York City has a subscription fee.

Join today!

How do I add a city?

New Rule!

You do not need to join a city to post there.

Only add an ArtCube City IF (and ONLY IF) you work as a local in that city.


Add a city on your PROFILE page. 

  • Only join Cities where you work as a local.
  • Search results for crew need to be accurate and produce viable candidates.

Keep in mind, you can POST TO ANY CITY without joining it by selecting it from the dropdown menu.

 

 

How do I stop getting emails from a free city?

You can remove or add any city from your profile.


DASH >MyCube> My Profile
  • Click the blue pencil.
  • Click the city to remove
  • X the field clear
  • SAVE

If you belong to a paid city, like NYC, this will not unsubscribe you., just prevent emails from that city from delivering.

POSTS / Moderation

Why do you moderate posts?

We moderate all first posts  on ArtCube to ensure that new members make a great first impression and produce successful queries.

We also moderate certain Cubers when they have exhibited a tendency to post questionable content or over-share the same spammy and repetitive content.

Why was my post moderated?

Most likely you are missing some crucial information, it’s miscategorized OR it contradicts the Community Guidelines

We built forms with optional fields to guide the process.  Make use of all that apply.

Common reasons a post is moderated (by category):

JOBS

  • The topic selected was JOBS but should have been PROMO
    • JOBS is strictly for offering open positions and work opportunities.
    • PROMO is for your availability alerts
  • The job seems off-base or sketchy.
    • For instance, we rejected a post that was a casting call for ‘ladies of the night”.  Uh, nope.
  • The job is a Key job at a PA rate.
    • PAs are entry-level positions presumably to learn the craft.

MARKET/ISO

  • Research not disclosed
    • Illustrate you have done some research and are not expecting the professionals of ArtCube to do your job. Include where you have already looked or methods tried or researched.
    • If you have NO IDEA where to start, humbly make that very clear.
  • Missing reference photos
  • Missing budget limitations and what you can spend. Need an angel, in other words, free, is always a tougher ask.
  • Explain issues you have confronted if any, like shipping delays, it is rented out, or vendor being out-of-stock.

MARKET/FOR SALE

  • Your post is clearly marketing to an industry you do not understand.
    Example: Brooklyn Tee Shirt Company posted retail graphic tees on The Cube
    • CLEARED TEES are useful to this community.
      • Cleared means you own the rights to the images and you can grant permission for use.
    • CUSTOM TEES with 24-hour turnaround is useful to this community and the Costume and Wardrobe Department!

How do I get banned forever?

Racism

Sexism

Hate Speech

Ghosting 

Entitled or Toxic Behavior, Posts or Comments

Misrepresentation on your profile, resume, or membership level. 


 

SETTINGS

Can I get emails in real-time or opt out of a topic?

Notification Settings are your friend.

We offer several ways to filter the posts that hit your inbox.

 

Daily Digest

Get a single email daily of all posts in your selected cities.


Opt Out of Post Categories


You can opt out of JOBS, 


How do I reset my password?

    • Sign in to ArtCube Nation

    • Click your avatar for a dropdown

How do I change my email address?

TROUBLESHOOTING

I can’t log in. What can I do?

FIRST
  • Confirm the correct login email address – wherever the Art Cube posts are delivered.
  • If you are signing into ArtCube 4.0 for the first time, you must reset your password.
    • Refresh your browser.
    • Attempt to log in.
  • You might want to reset your password, anyway. It's a good thing.
THEN
  • Confirm your account is active by accessing your billing portal.
    • You can update a card, level up, pause, download invoices and (gulp!) unsub here as well.
STILL NO ACCESS?
  • Contact the admin - you may not be the only one and we  need to know
  • Last resort option:   Unsubscribe and resubscribe.
    • Contact the admin.
    • Your status reverts to MODERATED if you resubscribe, but we can edit your status.

 

 

 

I had a bad experience with another ArtCuber. Is there someone I can tell?

YES. Admin wants to know immediately. Contact us.

It’s VERY rare, reputations are on the line, but if you hired someone from ArtCube and they were demonstrably a no-show, for instance, we will ban that person from the hiring pool without hesitation.

I didn't get the "Confirm Email" in my inbox. Help!

Look in your junk folder.

The email is from [email protected]

Still a nope?  Contact us.  Admin will resend

BUSINESSES + VENDORS

I'm from 3.0. Why won't my password work?

Because passwords are encrypted and we migrated the platform.

Here's what you do...

*Try* to log in as you normally would.

4.0 will alert you that your password is incorrect

Click LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

Then CHECK YOUR EMAIL to confirm password change.

You will then be able to log in with the NEW PASSWORD.

IF you want to change your password to something besides what 4.0 assigned, do so here

GO HERE

 

Can you explain Industries + Services vs. Specialties + Equipment?

ArtCube Nation 4.0 has opened up to World Wide Web searches.  

Your profile is another way for ArtCube to funnel opportunities your way and provide project solutions to Cubers.

INDUSTRY AND SERVICES are general searchable tags.

SPECIALTIES AND EQUIPMENT are specific searchable tags.

 

TIP:
INDUSTRY AND SERVICES 

Choose the Industry that best describes your business model or market focus, then select your top three services.

Industry only helps define the type of business. Tags are shared across Industries since many Business types offer similar services.

  • Graphics + Printing  -> Engraving Service 
  • Fabrication  -> Engraving Service

 

TIP:
SPECIALTIES AND EQUIPMENT are specific searchable tags.

You can add unlimited Specialties and Equipment tags. 

A client might need a particular method, equipment or product, so add any and all tags that will drive lead to your profile.

In the case of Engraving Service....

Laser printer
CNC Router
Water Jet
Rotary Engraver
Diamond Drag  Engraver
Trophy Engraving
Stone Engraving
Metal Engraving
Custom Engraving
etc.

Don't see your tag?  Request from ADMIN  - they happily and quickly will add it.











 

 

 

 

Can I speak to someone about my business and ArtCube?

Yes, our CEO and founder, Eva Radke, would love to chat. 

She has years of industry experience and has a micro and macro view of the industry and LOVES to promote local vendors.

Just click here to schedule a time to speak with Eva and we will get the ball rolling! 

What is the difference between a Freelancer account and a Business account?

You are a freelancer if...

You seek crew positions in film, TV, theater, and events.

You were hired to be the key on a film, TV, theater, or events production.

You are a niche artisan like a graffiti or sketch artist.

You want to make the leap to freelancing and leave the stable, boring, and salaried life behind.

 

You are a business if...

You have full-time employees or it's just you and hire freelancers for your awarded jobs.

You want buyers from the film, theater or event industry to know about your inventory. 

You want to attract new project leads, provide a service to the industry, and/or scale operations.

You want to receive Bid Requests for fabrication, design or any project. 

You want to be listed in the upcoming Business Directory, ArtCube Pedia.

You want to draw from the talent pool on ArtCube to hire crew for awarded projects.

You are a PERMALANCER who helps with various projects at a time at one place. Set them up with a business account, do not risk your freelance account.

You offer salaried and/or freelance rates.

You offer a service for projects where you are not on the crew, EVEN IF you started out as a freelancer or still take the occasional freelance gig.

Even if YOU define it as "just a side hustle" or "it's just you", it's a business, kid!  Believe it!

This includes and not limited to

  • People with a Van
  • Freelance Designers with a Design Business.
  • Fabrication shops of one
  • Prop Houses built by the castoffs of jobs

 

Does ArtCube work for a Producer or Film Production Company?

Yes, yes, a million times yes.

PREP

  • Budget When you are prepping, many other productions are wrapping. Source flats, set dressing, and props from wrapping productions that need to redirect their no-longer-needed assets. Everyone saves money and it’s not in a landfill.
  • Request a quote from our 50+ fabrication shops who are happy to be connected to a potential new client with an informed budget.
  • Crew up Identify, contact, and hire film and event crew from PAs to Production Designers
  • Away job? Find talent and vendors in 120+ cities around the world and line up the locals before you touch down.
  • Find a location or studio via a SPACE post to location owners flexible and able to work with your project’s parameters.
  • Hire a PICTURE CAR from a local or Art Department freelancer.

SHOOT

  • Script change scrambles are a lot easier to handle when you have a community of Cubers who have “been there” and feel your pain.   If there’s an urgent need for a gallon of chroma key paint or holiday gift wrap in July, The Cube has got you covered.
  • Day players are a lot easier to bring on with one post on the Cube.  Union or non-union, if you suddenly need extra scenic artists you don’t need to spend hours on the phone getting recommendations or rely on Availability Lists that always seem to have the same names and the rarely hired for undisclosed reasons.

strong>WRAP

  • All the assets you really needed are suddenly a drain on resources. STOP filling landfills with set dressing in the shop or storage.  Dumpsters are not the answer.
  • Post a Set Sale to any amount of cities nearby.  Hundreds if not 1000’s will know you’ve got the goods. You can add what kind of sets and eras your project was to help promote to Set Decorators and Shoppers.
  • Sell or donate specific items on ArtCube Market. Earn some of that budget back when you connect with a buyer thrilled to pick up what you are laying down.

BILLING

How do I pause my membership?

Head to BILLING

Select PAUSE from the ACTION Menu.

CONFIRM you wish to pause your account.
Pausing your account will stop fee collections, post deliveries and hide your profile from searches.  

You can still receive messages, which you can retrieve once you reinstate.

You can pause every 30 days.







 

What happens when I pause my account?

Pausing your account is the best option if you think you might return to The Cube.

    • Pausing your account will stop fee collections and post deliveries.
    • Your profile is still discoverable in searches, however.
    • You will be alerted to private messages and tags and we will save them until you reinstate your account.
    • Your profile, post history, images, files, links, and other details you provided are saved until your return.

I’m flat broke, can I pay later?

YES. We are happy to pause collection for a few months until the checks come in.  Contact us so you can stay on The Cube

Can I have a free trial?

You can request a 7-day trial to be added to you active account. Contact the admin.

Unsubscribing is an immediate action and we have a strict no refunds and no prorate policy.

The News Feed and Market are visible to all to see the kind of activity and member profiles are searchable on  the web.

How do I change my card information?

ACCESSING YOUR ACCOUNT

Method 1

  • Sign in to ArtCube Nation
  • Click your avatar for a dropdown
  • Select Billing

Method 2

If you can’t access your account for some reason, use this universal link

Can I get a copy of all my invoices?

  • Sign in to ArtCube Nation
  • Click your avatar for a dropdown
  • Select Billing

How do I cancel my account?

  • Sign in to ArtCube Nation
  • Click your avatar for a dropdown
  • Select Billing