Our mission is to increase consumption and production of arts and culture

Giraf is a technology company that builds tools for sharing, discovering, and creating cultural life. We believe in the power of culture to positively transform the way people relate to each other.

We are a public benefit corporation. The public aim in our corporate charter is "to benefit artists through the sharing and discovery of their works and events".

Our values

  • At Giraf, privacy is not an add-on or a nice-to-have. It is a core value which we put at the center of everything we build. There are inherently public aspects to a social network like Giraf, but in our product mindset, privacy is the default. If you have questions or comments about how Giraf protects your privacy, please email us at privacy@giraf.app.
long-term relationships
  • We seek to build long-term relationships with our users by promoting their best interests. We want to help people develop healthy, deeper relationships to the cultural life that interests them. We reject the short-term vision of many technology companies that aim for the maximal extraction of people's attention.
taking responsibility
  • Not internalizing negative externalities is a major source of the world's problems. As a public benefit corporation, we design with our impact on society in mind, and we take responsibility for that impact. We embrace this higher standard as what we ought to do.
equalizing opportunity
  • A world of increasing returns to scale, where power easily reinforces power, requires conscious efforts to level the playing field. For Giraf, this means championing nascent, obscure, or otherwise-outsider artists so their work can be discovered.
world-class quality
  • We're here to do excellent work. We see this as a matter of respect and gratitude for our users who invest their time and energy in our platform.

Who we are

Giraf is produced by Ian Hinsdale.


Giraf participates in the affiliate programs of Bookshop.org and Amazon.com and earns from qualifying purchases under those programs.

Giraf uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb.