Sign in to Side Door, and make sure you are currently operating as the Artist Profile searching for matches (click on your profile icon at the top right of the screen to swap profiles).

Click ‘Manage’ at the top left of the screen to enter the Dashboard, and click ‘Discover’ to open the search page.

Find a Space will automatically appear in the search results area - these are recommended for you based on the preferences you selected when creating your Artist profile. To switch to searching for Presenters, click on ‘Presenters’ under Make New Connections on the left.

Refine your search by entering keywords in the Search field, entering a desired location, and/or checking ‘Has hosted a Side Door show’ or ‘Has profile image’

To reach out to a Presenter, click the ‘Message’ button to initiate a connection or the ‘X’ button to dismiss. They will not see that you have dismissed them.

After you’ve messaged a Presenter, you don’t need to do anything else for now. If the Presenter accepts your message request, the conversation will move into the Connections tab. Continue the conversation there and subsequently begin the booking process.

PS. Are you an artist that wants to indicate to Presenters where/when you'll be available, and be boosted up in the search results page accordingly? Click here to learn more about the Schedule Builder function!

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