Make Art/Creative its own directory
It’s been a while since our last update, and we appreciate your patience while we continue to test this feature. As we shift out of the experiment phase, I’m thrilled to share some exciting next steps. We’ll be rolling out the directories update to all creators and viewers in the coming days. In addition to this rollout, we are also actively building a Creative directory, which we expect to launch by the end of the year.
To give you an idea of what to expect, the Creative directory will reflect all of our artistic categories including Art, Beauty & Body Art, Food & Drink, Makers & Crafting, and Software & Game Development. That being said, we know that creativity can happen anywhere – if you believe a category is missing from this list, please let us know below.
Thank you for all your feedback and continued passion on this topic. We’re looking forward to seeing you, your communities, and your creativity in the new directory!
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.
For real, art doesn't get it's own category but music does? The thing they've been busting a bunch of streamers over? Give me a break.
If you want to break up the Creative category you can rename it to Arts-n-Crafts. Anything that doesnt fit with that could move to IRL.
Twitch keeps shafting creative streamers time and time again. Really sick of it.
There's a competitor out there for creatives, it's called PICARTO if you wanna get switching. Has all the basic features Twitch such as subscriptions and Emotes (you get a TON of slots) but Picarto is FOR creators, and even has a mature filter if you wanna draw something "saucy"
Just showing Twitch we can take our audience viewership elsewhere.
I've spent the last 4 years hanging out in Creative and Art and people are STILL surprised when I mention it's even a thing on Twitch. Please don't make it even harder for people to find out that art exists on Twitch. It's just as legitimate as any other category. Don't make folks work harder, especially during a pandemic, when things are already difficult enough. Thanks.
Having a Creative directory for Art, Makers & Crafts, Beauty & Body Art, etc. would be a great asset for every aspect of the Twitch community. For users, it would connect them to tight-knit communities based on their shared passions. For streamers, it would bolster discoverability. And for Twitch, it would provide integral support for a section of Twitch whose audiences comprise a high percentage of subscribers and bit donators. Twitch has graciously supported its creative community in the past, and we would love to see this feature implemented for our mutual success in the future!
if twitch doesnt value creatives on its platform i will advise my artist friends to move to other streaming sites 🤷♂️ not sure why creative has been getting the short end of the stick the past few years. would love some insight from twitch staff
Art/Creative really doesn't fall under any of the suggested categories imo. Sure, some art is made IRL, but that's it, and then it gets drowned in just chatting content.
im an artist and i stream a lot of art and so do a lot of people and it deserves its own catergory. Why can music have it an not art ? That's not fair
Why do you keep not caring about artists on your platform ? We cant draw artistic nude even if its not of pornographic nature and now this ? we can never be found like this
Please bring creative back. Artists need this
I miss Creative. Splitting it up made it worse.
I miss the old directory so much. I rarely get any new viewers if I stream while I work anymore so I rarely do it. They keep telling us that we are an important part of twitch but then we get shoved further under the rug.
What was formerly known as Art/Creative on Twitch is at least as versatile if not far more so than Music. To throw it together with Chatting, ASMR or some such is a joke, to be honest.
The art community on Twitch contains from amateurs to professionals with international standing. From Animation to Illustration to Craft to Game Development, and much more.
Many people that stumble across a creative streamer are surprised to find something like that on Twitch. And often happy to do so. And stumble is pretty much the only way to find creative streams anymore as it is now.
People like seeing other people create. It inspires them to get creative themselves, to work alongside the stream, to find lost motivation again.
And the live interaction with the streamer brings the opportunity to ask questions and learn. Which is something I see a lot in Creative streams. And most artists are more than happy to do little impromptu tutorials for their viewers.
All that gets neglected by Twitch, although they once even promoted Creative streams with its own hashtag on Twitter and such.
I am sure they could reach a much wider audience if they made it easier to find art and creative streams on their platform.
You -really- need an art directory. I just can't believe that artists, who use social media and streaming plenty, get so ignored when being considered for discoverability when its literally our livelihood most of the time. You've got to fix this.
Music has its own category, but not creative/arts?
Music and art are both of artistic and creative nature, and both deserve their individual categories. Or at the very least, combine these two in an appropriate category instead of lumping either into the mediocrity that is the majority of the IRL section.
Y'all have space to make art/creative it's own button. Lumping into IRL will greatly diminish discoverability for artists. You say this feature is to help with discoverability, so go on ahead and fix that. Give art it's own section, just like you did Music.
Your Creative community, which has been variously thriving and struggling for half a decade now, is a valuable and unique asset for Twitch. Especially with people focusing on art and hobbies in quarantine, Creative brings in and builds loyal, long-term subscriber communities.
Featuring the best of your Creative streamers can let you show an aspect of Twitch that is not only for the widest range of age demographics, but provides cultural and societal value. It could present a much different and attractive aspect of Twitch to the majority of people who think your brand's just about teens yelling at Fortnite.
"Come see and learn how to paint, or crochet, or sculpt with clay while you can actually talk with the artist and join their community instead of just passively watching a video." This is something nobody else has a living, active section of. It would be good for Twitch to promote, grow, and demonstrate that they value it.