ARTIST ONLINE PRESENCE AND ARCHIVING offers a range of services, including Web design and maintenance, and search engine optimisation (SEO). We also can help you with your archiving and estate planning projects, as well as planning and deploying social media strategies. All APOPA services are tailored to the needs of contemporary artists in all disciplines. Whether you are a visual artist, video or performance artist, musician, dancer or choreographer, writer or some other cultural producer, our aim is to understand your work and from there work with you to produce the most significant online representation of your oeuvre for now and for the future. Explore our frequently solved problems and solutions below.


Common Problems

"I don't have a website and I think I need one."

"I want a website I can update myself."

"I need a web designer who understands art and makes me feel comfortable with the technical stuff."

"I have a website but I can't get around to updating it."

"I have a website but no one can find it."

"I want my online presence to be professional, and it has to fit my budget."


Online-Retrospective websites

Promotional websites

Site updating and maintenance

Search engine optimisation

Video channels and blogs



Common Problems

"I have many years of works in storage that need to be documented and catalogued."

"I don't want the task of archiving my art estate to fall on someone else's shoulders."

"My digital content (images, text, video, audio) is all over the place and it needs to be organized."

"I need some writing done on my work."

"I don't have a Wikipedia page."

"I want an inventory of where my artworks are, where they have been exhibited, who owns them, or should own them, and how much they are worth."


Organize digital archives

Documenting and cataloguing systems

Artwork estate inventory

Wikipedia presence



Common Problems

"What if anything can social media networking do for me as an artist?"

"I want to start a video channel"

"I want to build more connections with other artists, collectors, curators and art professionals."


Evaluate social media potential

Create Social Media Strategies

Set up and Run Social Media Platforms

Mailing Lists


choose your preferred method of communication

Client Feedback

I love your attention to detail, be it in the design, the images, editing text, improving on my writing. Your background in writing is an extra asset to your service. You were very professional in the whole process. You take the whole of the client's needs into consideration and that is what makes your service unique. You care, and it shows in the creation of a beautiful product. I felt you went beyond what was needed to make the site spectacular.

Mariela Borello, Montréal artist

I have so appreciated working with Don at AOPA to create my website. His knowledge of navigation on various screen sizes, his understanding of clients' needs, combined with his attention to detail and endless patience makes working with Don such a pleasure. My online presence has enabled my work to be professionally presented to gallerists and clients alike, which in turn has resulted in exhibition invitations and exposure in print, and has got my work out to a much larger audience . I trust Dons judgement, appreciate his professionalism and I have and do highly recommend collaborating with him on any project.

Jennifer Small, Montréal artist

I am very pleased with my site, its appearance and functionality. I was also happy that you showed me how to do some of the work myself so I can do the updating. You aren’t some young hotshot so I felt like I would be less likely to be judged for my ineptitude with all things computer-related. I am particularly pleased that people continue to be able to find it. I know that is something you put a lot of work into.

Sarah Stevenson, Montréal sculptor