Artists

 

Become an artist partner  

 

We partner with artists around the world to sell their work and simultaneously generate funds to help the 400 million living on less than $1.90 in the Asia-Pacific region. We offer a hand up to women in this region, to lift their families out of extreme poverty, by providing microfinance loans to start their own small businesses.  

  

As an artist partner:  

We will feature you in our centralized gallery 

Our team will build you your own shop front on our online store. We work with each artist to personalise their store.   

We take care of the entire logistics process - from inventory management, sales processing, customer service, printing, delivery, analytics, and more; so, you can focus on creating.  

We charge no upfront, monthly, or exit fees. For each artwork you sell on our platform, 25% goes directly to you and 100% of profits are donated to our microfinance projects in Indonesia, currently across the islands of East Nusa Tenggara, focusing on small villages in West Timor and East Sumba.

FAQs 

How is the onboarding process?  

Joining us is simple. We will send you a terms of agreement document that outlines both parties rights and expectations and a secure OneDrive link. After uploading your desired files to the OneDrivefolder, our team can start creating your store to any specifications you have. The terms of agreement document reiterates the artists right to retain 100% of any artwork uploaded onto our platform, and Prints Against Poverty right to sell said art through the site whilst we still have permission. Either party has the right to terminate the agreement at any time. Should you decide to stop using the platform, all we need is written confirmation from you as the artist and your store will be shut and taken offline immediately. There are no costs to closing your store.  

Could I receive a sample print when I sign up to test the quality and process?  

Absolutely. We can organise to send out a sample print once the artist has signed up to the platform. In the past, our artists have then used this print to advertise their new store and use it in a giveaway competition or sell it through their social media accounts. This is left up to the artist to decide.   

Do I have freedom to work with other printing services, or to sell my work on my own platforms?  

Signing up with Prints Against Poverty does not prevent you from operating on other platforms. We do not expect or enforce exclusivity. We aim to be a service that enables artists to have their work sold and seen by as many people as possible. Many of our artists have their own websites and social media accounts that customers can contact them directly through. Should our artists receive custom orders, we are more than happy to arrange these purchases if requested.   

Can I leave whenever I want?  

Yes. Your store can be closed any time free of charge should you decide that you no longer want to work with Prints Against Poverty 

 

Pricing & payment  
 
How will my artwork be priced?  

We offer different pricing tiers, depending on what you as the artist deem suitable for your community. We have a number of artists who expect their work to be printed on higher quality papers and materials, meaning their base cost of the artwork is set at a higher price. Some artists prefer their artwork to be sold on materials that are more affordable for their community, and instead aim to sell higher volumes at lower cost prices to reach similar monthly profits. This can be discussed personally with our team. Each artist is dealt with on a personal level and the team at Prints Against Poverty will work to reach your desired outcome.  
 
How do I get paid?  

Prints Against Poverty pays out our artists' balance through PayPal or bank transfer once an order has been completed. Payments for the artwork sold will be paid in the first week of each month, for the month previous.  
 
What kind of materials do you use?  

This can be discussed on a need-to-know basis when setting up your store. Prints Against Poverty uses a wide variety of papers; HahnemühleFineArt papers, Ilford papers, Canson papers, Photo Satin papers, Bockingford, Aquarelle watercolour papers and varying inks and printers. This is decided by the pricing tier, and printing expectations of the artist, as well as the capabilities of the printers being used. Prints will always be made with materials expected by artists and customers.    

 

Printing  
 
What is your printing process?  

Each artist has an individualised process, due to different demands and expectations of that artist. Briefly, our team receives orders from customers in your community and works to execute those orders as efficiently as possible. Once an order has been received, we contact the printing partner most suitable to create that order. For example, if an order is placed from a customer from an Australian address, that order is then delivered to one of our partners operating within Australia - this reduces shipping costs and delivery times. The print will always be printed using materials specified in product descriptions and previously agreed upon with the artist. Once the print has been created on demand, and has been successfully delivered to the customer, the order will be fulfilled, and the artist will be notified.   
 
Are prints identical to what I see on the screen?  

Usually, the colours you see on screen have been optimised to be viewed on electronic devices, so final prints and prints seen on screen may have very subtle variations. Images displayed on screen have also been compressed to minimise web-page load times and to prevent plagiarism. The final prints a customer will receive have been created using the original and high-quality JPG or TIFF files that are held securely on our back end. 

 

Security & guarantees  
 
What's happening with my files?  

Upon signing up with Prints Against Poverty, you will be sent a private and secure dropbox link. You will then deposit the highest quality JPG or TIFF files preferably saved in sRGB colour profiles. These finished files will be kept on the backend and used to fulfill orders. The images that will appear on your store will be compressed slightly to achieve faster load times and reduce the risk of plagiarism from your site. Unfortunately, we cannot totally prevent internet users from downloading your images without paying, but we can ensure they do not get a finished product. You can deposit as few or as many files as you wish to upload to your store, but we do recommend a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 25 to ensure a high-quality portfolio for your customers to choose from.  
 
Will my work be sold elsewhere?  

Your work will never be sold elsewhere by Prints Against Poverty. We do have the right to post your material on our other social media platforms, but credit to the original owner will always be given.