What is a connection?
Artist + Host w/ Mutual Match = Connection
Connection is a term used to define user-to-user engagement and communication. A Connection is built when users mutually agree to connect with one another over shared preferences/schedules for booking a show.
Artists and Hosts/Spaces/Presenters connect on the Side Door platform by corresponding with one another through direct messages. “Connect” is the term used at Side Door to signal interest between a Host/Space/Presenter and an Artist.
When you message another user it will send them a notification that you would like to connect, potentially about booking a show together. This will alert them of your connection request. If they respond positively, the conversation moves into the Connection tab.
Any request to connect with you, responses to your connection requests, or mutual connections can be found in a few places
Your Notification Center (the bell icon in the upper right-hand corner)
The Requests section of your Connect page
And the Connections section of your Dashboard
When booking a show as an Artist, you will see a drop-down list of your Host connections for selection.
When booking a show as a Host, you will see a drop-down list of your Artist connections for selection.