New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) has launched an innovative online cultural database that sparks connections between New England's performing artists, presenters, and communities.
MatchBook.org is a transaction-oriented, web-based, online booking service that helps artists to market their work and interact directly with a wider variety of presenting organizations like those mentioned above, while providing presenting organizations with a comprehensive management tool to locate, schedule, promote and track their artist bookings.
MatchBook.org’s web-based tools enable artists to post and maintain their portfolios online, with special features like streaming video and audio samples. Presenters use the site to locate appropriate artists, view work samples, negotiate, and draw up contracts. Both artists and presenters have access to technical assistance such as how to document their work, find funding sources or get tips on writing a contract.