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Acquire Art is the ideal platform for artists in the UK to showcase and sell art. Acquire Art has been designed to enable artists to edit their own profiles and upload their own artwork images to display in our online gallery. We invite all UK based artists to sell original art on Acquire Art, subject to certain terms and conditions.
The articles below provide useful information to artists about selling art through Acquire Art. You can read about the benefits of membership, learn how to promote your Acquire Art profile and read lots of advice on payment handling, arranging deliveries, copyright protection and much more.
When you are ready to start your membership please sign up here.
Acquire Art allows you to display your artwork online and promote yourself as an artist. Being part of the Acquire Art community helps create more awareness of your art. Being a member of Acquire Art works hand-in-hand with any existing methods you use to sell your art – so even if your artwork is currently in an exhibition or displayed in a gallery, you can still promote that artwork on Acquire Art and increase the chance of it selling. Potential buyers can contact you via Acquire Art so that you can arrange the sale with them directly or tell them where to go to purchase your work.
Selling artwork is perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by artists. There are however lots of places to sell art and lots of ways to promote your work. Acquire Art can help with this, as a platform and a promotional tool. Some of the methods shown in this article involve a third party to handle the transaction (which usually involves them taking a cut of the sale price) but you may also like to sell work directly. When selling art directly you will need to consider the different methods of handling sales. We will look at these options too.
This article offers advice on the different methods of sale. We look at the pros and cons of selling direct from your home or studio or providing a delivery service. The best options for arranging payment with the buyer are also discussed. We provide tips on protecting yourself against fraud and your obligations for protecting your customer’s personal data.
Your artwork and profile page will be displayed on our website. Visitors to the website will see your artwork images and profile as they browse our art gallery or artists pages. There are lots of ways in which you can help direct visitors to your own Acquire Art profile, to create greater awareness of your artwork. We look at the benefits of word-of-mouth marketing, business cards, display marketing and networking, social media, blogging, link building, adverts and using online directories.
If you’re thinking about working to commission, it is important to lay down your terms to the customer as clearly and concisely as possible before you start the work. This article looks at what information you should provide to the customer when accepting an art commission and what to put in writing to ensure your terms are clear. Following this guide will help you avoid any disputes or disagreements with the customer.
We provide tips for using digital cameras (including the cameras on smartphones and tablets) to take photos of your artwork. Keeping the camera steady and removing the flash are important points to follow. We also discuss how to position the artwork in the camera’s frame of view and in relation to natural light or artificial light sources. Our guide offers tips on reducing glare, shadows and reflections. For 3D artworks, such as ceramics and sculptures, staging is important. You’ll need to create an area where you can photograph your artwork and choose the backdrop. You can improvise ways to create a similar setup to a photographer’s softbox so that you can create images of your 3D artwork on neutral backgrounds.
When you sell an original artwork it is a good idea to provide a certificate of authenticity. This serves many purposes. It ensures that there is a document crediting you as the artist of the piece and provides an opportunity to clearly state yourself as the copyright holder. You can also provide care instructions to ensure the work is well looked after. This article shows you how to create a certificate of authenticity and what information you can include on it.
If you are considering becoming a member of Acquire Art, you will need to read our membership terms and conditions to ensure that you understand how we classify original art. You’ll need to check that your artwork and any written content you include on your profile will not contradict any of our rules of membership. The agreement also looks at your rights to cancel your membership. By agreeing to our terms and conditions you show that you understand your obligations and rights as a member of Acquire Art.