What is Stillarte?
Stillarte is a website open to artists who would like to share their work without the constrictions represented by physical borders. The website welcomes artists originating and living all over the world and creating works in all genres and art domains: from poetry to illustration, from painting to photography.
The Stillarte website provides a platform for artists to showcase their artwork and offer their artwork for purchase by the general public in various forms: simple art prints in various sizes, limited edition art prints on special media signed by the artist, simple greeting cards, t-shirts, etc. The original artwork can also be offered for purchase should the artist be so inclined. The choice as to what to offer for sale on the website and the level of involvement can be negotiated with our artistic team but as a general rule of thumb we would like to suggest a minimum of 9 entries for each artist in their portfolio on Stillarte. Please be aware that when you post your work to Stillarte, it will be publicly available for the world to view, or buy as a product. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are upholding your legal responsibilities and not violating anyone’s rights or breaking any laws by publishing or offering your work for sale through Stillarte.
Does Stillarte offer any other services?
Yes, Stillarte is available to provide a personalized consultancy service to enable artists to reach a wider audience. Moreover, Stillarte is available to provide technical and linguistic assistance when participating in international competitions, when trying to reach out to publishers and galleries worldwide. Stillarte is also available to work as a representing agent of the artists and to organize exhibitions in a variety of locations worldwide. This additional range of service will be subject to commission charges.
Will I keep ownership of the copyright for all my artwork showcased on Stillarte?
Yes, absolutely. The artists are the sole proprietors of all rights to their artwork. By accepting our T&C the artists only agree to have their artwork displayed on the website and on all social media used as a promotional tool but will retain ownership of their original creations.
Will Stillarte require exclusivity for all the work it exhibits on the website?
No. We understand that artists have different options and our aim is to help artists expand their reach not to limit it.
How do I join Stillarte? Should I pay a fee?
Joining Stillarte in order to have your work displayed is absolutely free. You will need to submit the work you wish to exhibit on the website to: firstname.lastname@example.org for our artistic director’s approval. Information concerning your personal career path and/or portfolio will also be required together with links to your current personal website, personal blog, etc., wherever possible. You can download the necessary forms to fill in for your application to be considered here. Our artistic director will respond in due course with all the necessary information and your personalized terms and conditions of sale on the website. Our artistic director reserves the right to reject an application should the artwork not be considered to be in line with our policies.
Should I print my artwork myself every time there is a sale?
No. You do not need to worry about that for most of the sale options available on the site. Stillarte will be handling all the logistics on your behalf. We will therefore be printing and delivering the copy of the artwork in the format chosen by the buyer and will be dealing with customer service throughout the process. The only exception to this general rule are limited edition prints signed by the artist and originals should you decide to offer these for sale on the website.
How much will I earn every time one of my open edition printed products is sold on the Stillarte website?
Once you have provided all the information needed to create your profile and once you have provided high-resolution images of the artwork you intend to exhibit on the website (a minimum resolution of 330 dpi), you can relax and leave the rest to us. For each sale of an open edition print reproducing your artwork, as Stillarte will be handling all the work, the artist will receive 20% of the sale price exclusive of postage costs.
How much will I earn every time my original artwork is sold on the Stillarte website?
Should one of your original artworks be sold through the Stillarte website, you will need to be back in charge of packaging and shipping of your artwork safely to the buyer. It will be your responsibility to make sure that the artwork reaches the buyer in a timely manner and undamaged in order to avoid any issues and consequently an expensive return procedure. As our involvement will be limited to the admin side of the sale of your original artwork, you the artist will receive 75% of the sale price exclusive of postage costs.
How much will I earn every time a limited edition print, signed by me, is sold on the Stillarte website?
Should one of your limited edition prints, signed by you, be sold through the Stillarte website, you will need to be back in charge of packaging and shipping of your artwork safely to the buyer. It will be your responsibility to make sure that the artwork reaches the buyer in a timely manner and undamaged in order to avoid any issues and consequently an expensive return procedure. As our involvement will be limited to the admin side of the sale of your limited edition print, you the artist will receive 75% of the sale price exclusive of postage costs.
How will the cost for my printed artwork be estimated on Stillarte?
Art Prints will be offered in a variety of standard sizes and formats: A4, A3, greeting cards etc. Costs for open edition art prints will be identical for all artists and are at the discretion of Stillarte. The same principle applies to any other type of promotional material you will choose to offer as a choice on our site, such as T-shirts, cushions, etc. Stillarte reserves the right to change the pricing policy for all open edition prints without warning in line with market demands.
How will the cost for my limited edition prints, signed by me, be estimated on Stillarte?
For limited-edition prints it will be your responsibility to decide both the number of copies offered and the price charged. Each print should be printed on a high-quality paper or canvas and both numbered and signed by the artist. Label templates and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist will also be available to download on our site for you to insert in the packaging. We would advise artists to decide both on a reasonable quantity of limited edition prints and reasonable cost to ensure a prompt sale. When each of the limited edition print is sold, the quantity available on the website will diminish accordingly. Limited edition print will be limited to 50 copies unless otherwise agreed.
How will the cost of my original work be estimated on Stillarte?
Pricing your original artwork adequately will be your responsibility. Always remember that the price will be critical as to whether your artwork will sell or not. Prices decided by the artists can normally be reviewed on an annual basis or by special agreement with the Stillarte artistic director.
How do I send my artwork to Stillarte?
Always forward a high quality photograph or digital copy of your artwork. Photographs and images of poor quality will be discarded. Please forward your image in the following format:
- Any digital image format file; E.g.: jpg, CR2, RAW, Tiff, etc. Most digital image formats are acceptable.
- At least 2500 pixels x 2500 pixels (preferably higher).
- Less than 50MB.
I do not speak English. How can I communicate with Stillarte?
The languages currently spoken at Stillarte are English, French and Italian.