Make Art/Creative its own directory
Hi all! We really appreciate all of the wonderful feedback and passion surrounding this topic. Reading through the comments, we wanted to clarify one point that may have caused confusion:
The purpose of this experiment with new directories is intended to better highlight broad groupings of content by bringing them together in directories where they wouldn’t be in direct competition with each other, increasing their exposure. In this way, creative content stands to have better exposure by being separated from gaming, etc. We will know better once the experiment concludes and we’re able to review the data in full.
That being said, through your feedback, we also recognize that the broad naming of the category as “IRL” doesn’t acknowledge that Creative and IRL content are distinct. We will be evaluating the results of the experiment to determine how we can continue to best support communities’ growth, while ensuring we are recognizing their unique qualities. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas around this topic!
I am friends with many affiliate streamers, fan of partnered streamers that all do art, and I myself doit from time time. Twitch what the heck is this. Artist and creatives are huge and a big community. Why make this hard twitch.
A creative category that includes art, music, and makers/crafting would be wonderful, and bring more viewership into each of the individual categories.
I was honestly shocked to discover there wasn't an art/creative category already. To delay in the implementation of an art/creative category is nothing more than piling more fail on the fire.
Y'all killed TwitchCreates and "Creative" is just a tag now. I love that there's different categories now for art, music, etc...but y'all can't bury art in the IRL category. It doesn't make sense. Most creatives who stream under ART (not beauty/body painting) do not show anything IRL. This would be a GREAT place to bring back the "Creative" umbrella.
Twitch has no many artists from hobbyists to professionals who not only stream on twitch as a job but as a way to connect with people and their fan base or teach. Taking away the art category would force those artists into other larger categories where their content may be less popular and hurt their subscriber count making it harder for them to make a living and keep their streams going. Why does music get its own specific category when it's a form of art too and every other form of art gets screwed over? Why is Just Chatting even a thing when it's basically a random amalgamation of different kinds of streams?
Why? I know why, power, and control. It's ok to have the Video strip poker Category but ban people for being nude? Totally not cool, but I think the point states itself does it not? I see these more than often and report them and yet nothing happens nor no response from support regarding the matter. Art and Creative should be together and placed accordingly. Thanks! Although I hate to be pessimistic, but It probably won't happen and Twitch will just go for BUDLIGHT and Esports in the end and goodbye platform. So much more and so much potential if you just listen to US the Broadcasters/Streamers making a name for ourselves or even just wanting to meet others alike. Please don't drown us.
Incredibly disappointed with twitch’s decisions. There are many professionals who bring a lot of content and viewership to the art category. All that aside, these creatives are some of the most passionate, caring, and deeply close knitted communities I’ve ever seen. Isn’t that what twitch is about?
Don’t let this get swept under the rug.
Please give art its own category, it becomes more and more clear we get swept under the rug because our views aren't large like game streamers.
There needs to be a creative category, it sucks to see it getting swepped into irl, especially since art encompasses a wide range of media, they should take out the music directory and have it under a creative directory that allows for all types of creative Media.
Once again without asking the people this directly affects Twitch decides to test a change that casts a shadow over a prominent sub group of streamers. Twitch needs to start touching base with its communities on its platform before pushing tests/changes and THEN reacting to unrest. Twitch is becoming far more than the laughing stock that it is perceived as because they won’t engage with their creators aside from sending their favourites care packages and making videos to paint them and the platform in the best possible light. That’s not a bad thing but we are all well aware of all the extremely negative things happening that are being outright ignored for long periods of time before a pointless statement is made. Change is needed and it’s needed now.
I am a varied streamer who not only streams games, just talks, and streams as a cartoon character, but I do all my own art for my stream and offer services of art for viewers. I think it's incredibly valuable for people to have not just the personality streaming a game, but also have the CREATIVE side available to show what most viewers enjoy: something/someone real. It provides inspiration, and even how-to and chances for streamers to connect with others to collaborate on personalized assets.
Creative is IMPERATIVE to the streamer, the artist, and the viewers.
Art/Creative fought hard to create a niche for themselves on Twitch and they gained a following. Let them have a directory that fits what they are doing.
I was so surprised to see IRL as a tag I CAN'T remove. What the ****! I myself am a pro artist who streams, and I know so many other professionals, it's a shame art is basically invisible if you don't knowingly put an effort in.
Imagine not having a category for Art/Creative. May as well rename Game category to "Fun" and remove ESports if you're going to skip out on ALL other creative outlets except music.
What about game dev? what about drawing or painting (digital, physical, body, etc).
Art is a HUGE community on Twitch and it should not be ignored and pushed aside. The whole point of this platform is that EVERYONE could be able to stream whatever. Yet, the art community keeps getting ignored. Do better.
I've always wanted to have an Art / Creative category; it helps whenever I want to just watch someone doing something creative, rather than just browsing through Just Chatting.
Creative is a huge part of Twitch and half the channels, or more, that I frequent are creative focused channels. It deserves its own directory and support on the platform.
There is another site for Artists to go to, but some stay due to friends and the social community around it. If Twitch wants to stick to gamers thats fine, but that may not be a good route to take.
Would really love to see the Creative community make a resurgence and get recognition.
Why put Art/Creative into the IRL category? Is it because the streamer is "just chatting" during the stream? I miss the whole Creative category & the subcategory of Art, Jewelry Making, Beauty & Makeup. Let Art/Creative have its own directory. You will be surprised at how many artists are out there that want to create paintings or make jewelry in front of viewers.