Online art marketplaces are enjoying a renaissance amid gallery closures

Consumers locked down in their homes have also fueled a surge in the online interiors sector, with online home and leisure sector revenue growth in the U.K. up 134% year on year, according to Statista.

Demand for buying artworks online has more than doubled amid the coronavirus crisis, with one online art marketplace recording its best month for sales in its seven-year history.

While the bulk of online gallery transactions (77%) connected buyers and sellers who were more than 1,000 kilometers apart, around 18% were within a 500-kilometer radius of each other, including 11% who were less than 50 kilometers apart.”

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Introducing the V Exhibition, we are organising monthly virtual solo vernissages set in an elegant augmented reality interactive gallery inviting thousands of art lovers and collectors to engage and buy directly from the artist.

Promoted and advertised to reach over six million target audience.

You get to choose the gallery settings, wall colours and collection.

Embedded on your private site and artsfemin site enabling comments inviting thousands of art lovers to engage.

Sell directly with no commission.

Solo V Exhibition

€100 for 1 Month - €250 for 3 Months

Up to 15 artworks

One or Three months options

Compatible to embed on most sites

Update collection up to three times on three months plan

Exhibition catalogue in pdf and digital Flipbook

Social Media Advertising & Promotion

No commission on sales

Launch August 1st, 2020 Book Your Space

According to the Hiscox Report they estimated that the total online sales to reach $9.32 billion by 2024 growing 15% annually from almost $5 billion in 2018 the pandemic is set to accelerate this growth even more. The report suggests that online art platforms are serving as gateways for new collectors—23% of millennial collectors said they bought a work of art online before completing a single transaction at a physical venue like an auction, an art fair, or a gallery; that figure is up 18% from the year before.

©Hiscox online art trade report 2019

We decided to focus our energy to empower our artists online too, we worked out arrangements and partnerships with galleries and the most powerful art platforms reaching the U.S., European and Chinese markets registering record sales during this lockdown period and before.

©Hiscox online art trade report 2019

As seen here the online art market has been growing steadily gaining younger adopters who are not tech-phobic, one good that came from this lockdown is a wider age group were willing to spend more time and money online purchasing art they did not see in person. Big and smaller galleries turned digital reaching much larger crowd adapting to the technology. It is remarkable that it took a catastrophic pandemic to bring about real change and upend one of the world’s most staid business models. It is inevitable that more high-end art sales will be forced online and that the market has evolved, there is no going back even when the world returns to the “new normal”.

Failing to Plan is a Plan for Failure

We believe each artist is a special case we like to discuss and plan what works best for you, there are so many options and opportunities out there it’s not a “one-size-fits-all” together we will figure out what’s best for you to reach your goals and help you implement it efficiently and economically, the range of services we’re able to offer.

Artist Coaching

Gallery Representation

Organizing solo or collective exhibitions

Catalogue Raisonné

Managing E-commerce Platforms

Social Media Promotion

Website design and development

Newsletter design and mailing

Emerging Plan

€400/year

Posting on 10-15 art e-commerce platforms

Setup catalogue raisonné/web gallery

Quarterly mail shot to 2k galleries and over 20k subscribers

Social media posting on @artsfemin handlers total 40K+

Up to 10 artworks

0% commission to artsfemin

Payment terms & sales commissions subject to platform

FAQ

Which platforms are included in this plan?

Platforms that are designated for artists with over 1.5 million total followers, we will give you the list when your application is approved to choose which you feel works best for you.

What is a Catalogue Raisonné?

It’s a professional archival system to help you manage your inventory and allow transparency to galleries and collectors to verify authenticity, editions and originals.

Where are these galleries and subscribers located?

Global, all are opted-in always interested in discovering new talents.

Where are artsfemin handlers?

We have over 40K followers on Twitter under four handlers and over 5K on Instagram with three handlers as well as few thousand on Facebook.

What happens when I make a sale do you replace it?

Yes you’ll always maintain ten artworks we keep track and manage your online inventory regularly.

No commission?

No, you will be required to pay a commission on certain sites if you opt to be listed on them, others they don’t charge any and we won’t either, some platforms will pay you your asking price and they’ll add their margin especially those that do printing and framing services.

How do I get paid?

Depending on the platform you decide to be on, most will pay after delivery we do not get involved your dealing will be directly with them.

Professional Plan*

€900/year

Posting on all major prestigious art platforms

Prestigious Gallery representation in U.S., Europe and Far East

Setup catalogue raisonné/web gallery

Quarterly mail shot to 2k galleries and over 50k subscribers

Social media posting on @artsfemin handlers total 40K+

Social media promotion on gallery handlers 20k+

Illimited Artworks

0% commission to artsfemin

Payment terms in advance prior to shipment

50% commission to gallery all inclusive

Artist printable catalogue with up to 30 artworks

*Available for qualified artists only

FAQ

Which prestigious platforms are you referring to?

We will provide you the list when approved, they’re the ones who only permit galleries listings not independent artists with a massive following in millions the total followers exceeds six million.

Who is this gallery?

The gallery is just under ten years old with branches in the United States, Europe and the Far East focusing on the Chinese market. They participate in major art fairs and organise solo and collective exhibitions at their premises, once you build up demand and good relationship you can be considered to exhibit physically as well.

What is a Catalogue Raisonné?

It’s a professional archival system to help you manage your inventory and allow transparency to galleries and collectors to verify authenticity, editions and originals.

Where are these galleries and subscribers located?

Global, all are opted-in always interested in discovering new talents.

Where are artsfemin handlers?

We have over 40K followers on Twitter under four handlers and over 5K on Instagram with three handlers as well as few thousand on Facebook.

Where are the gallery handlers?

They’re active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter also on major social media platforms in China and other in the Far East.

No commission?

No, you will be required to pay a commission to the gallery and your dealings are directly with them we do not receive a commission or get involved.

How do I get paid?

Another advantage working with the gallery is you get paid in advance regardless what are the terms of payment of the platform, your share will be wire transferred to your bank account.

Why such a high commission?

It’s actually very reasonable as it includes the commission the gallery has to pay to the online planforms which are pretty high as well as shipping, you don’t have any expenses.

Why do I need to verify my identity?

You only will need to do that when and if approved the gallery need to make sure you’re real especially when paying you in advance also for tax purposes.

What is the artist catalogue?

We will prepare you a hi res. pdf catalogue ready for printing, you can print on demand online or we can help get you competitive rates to print in volume. The elegantly designed catalogue will contain your bio and up to thirty of your artworks with the relevant details.

How do you qualify an artist?

Any career artist living or trying to live from their art regardless what is their creation is qualified, weekend hobbyist do not fall in this category.

Can I cancel my subscription?

There is no obligation to renew your subscription if you’re not satisfied or happy with the results the first year, no fine print or strings but like in everything please give it the time the first year to build up your market and reputation and hopefully your sales as well, we’re doing our utmost to make sure we bring you in front all the relative people.

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