To book a show with a Host you will need to make sure you have created an Artist profile and have logged into Side Door. (Haven’t done that before? Click here)

*If you have created multiple profiles under one user account, make sure you’ve selected the profile that you’d like to find Hosts with. You can swap between profiles by clicking on your account’s circular profile icon at the top right of the screen, and selecting the appropriate profile from the black sidebar that appears.

1. Click on the Side Door logo in the top left of your screen and select Connect. This will take you to your Explore tab where you can search for Hosts. Hosts will display according to your Artist profile’s preferences and should represent good candidates for you to connect with!

2. Make sure to select either Spaces or Presenters in the left sidebar, based on the kind of Host you would like to discover. Here you can also search for hosts based on geographic location, capacity, and other modifiers.

3. If the Host has shows posted, you’ll be able to toggle between Shows and Gallery above their image, to either view their current show listings or view their profile photos. To learn more about a Host click on View Full Profile.

4. When you’ve found a Host you’d like to work with, click the blue Connect button to reach out and request a connection. It’s helpful to mention a little bit about yourself and what you have in mind for working together (date/time, type of show, etc.).

5. After you’ve messaged a Host about their profile, they will be notified of the connection request. You don’t need to do anything else for now. You can view all Incoming Requests, Sent Requests, and Connections in the top left of your Explore tab. If your bell-shaped notification icon at the top right of your screen is green (see image below), you may have potential connection requests waiting to be reviewed!

6. If you’re interested in a Host that has requested to match with you, select View Matches beside their request under the notification icon (or find them under Incoming Requests in the Explore tab) and click on Accept to connect with them. This opens up a conversation in the Chat tab – putting you in direct contact with the other user and allowing you to begin the booking process (more info on that here). The other user will also be notified that you have responded positively.

7. Not feeling any of your match requests? No problem - click on the X button to remove the request from your screen - the other party isn’t notified, and cannot attempt to match with you again until a later time.

8. That's it! Keep an eye on your email to hear about any successful match requests, and keep an eye on your notifications to respond to any potential matches that didn't come up in the search page.

PS. Are you an Artist that wants to indicate to Hosts where/when you'll be available, and get boosted up in the search results page accordingly? Click Here to Learn More About our Schedule Builder!

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