15 Ways to Sell Your Art Online
Ways to Sell Art Online
- Etsy – a community of artists who make hand crafted pieces. See our post on How to Sell Your Art on Etsy.
- Adwords – Google’s advertising program. If you have a website where you sell your work, Adwords is a highly effective way of targeting those looking for art to buy. If you’d like some tips on how to use Adwords, please contact me directly.
- Ebay – the world’s largest auction site. Follow @ebayart on Twitter to get an idea of what kind of art does well on ebay.
- Amazon – the single largest directory of online stores, Amazon turned itself into one of the world’s largest retailers by creating a platform for anyone to sell anything. There are literally thousands of stores that use Amazon as their main source of sales. If you make handmade jewelry, Amazon has a section just for you on their front page.
- Imagekind.com – high quality printing & framing, community, and marketing tips. See Imagekind Power Selling Tips.
- Cafepress.com – for designing shirts, other screen printed things
- Craigslist – in certain cities, people use Craigslist for everything. In Portland, I have seen everything from couches, to cars, to beautiful pieces of art for sale. Think of it as the world’s largest classified ad.
- Art-exchange.com – high end artwork. This site is designed for professional art buyers.
- DailyOriginal.com – feature one piece of art each day on the site.
- EmptyEasel.com – the most comprehensive guide to selling paintings on the internet.
- Yessy.com – buy, sell art gallery
- Buysellart.com – another gallery
- Fuelforart.com – a marketing book for artists
- Foliotwist.com – ready made art websites w/Paypal shopping cart built in
- A personal consultation with Cory Huff, the creator of this site, if you are very serious about your work and have the money to hire a professional.
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Artist Help Network
This website is designed to help artists take control of their careers, and lists grants, funding opportunities, and residencies.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Foundations welcome, throughout the year, applications from visuals artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines.
Women's Studio Workshop
WSW offers a variety of grants, fellowships, and residency opportunities for artists working in printmaking, papermaking, book arts and ceramics.
Puffin Foundation Grants are open to emerging artists in the fields of art, photography, music, theater, dance and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired. Average Puffin Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $2,500.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund / McNamara Framily Creative Arts Project Grant is designed to provide financial resources to outstanding Latino undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a creative arts related field: media, film, performing arts, communications, writing, etc. This grant is only intended to assist students in beginning and completing an art project. Students may be potentially eligible for grants up to $15,000.
The Jerome Foundation makes grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists, and contributes to the professional advancement of those artists. Open to residents of Minnesota and New York City. Individual grants are available in Media Arts, and for travel or study.
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowships awards grants of $7,000 in sixteen separate disciplines to individual originating artists in New York State. Through Artists & Audiences Exchange, each fellowship recipient performs a public service activity in collaboration with a non-profit organization located in New York State. The Foundation also offers Career Advancement Mini-Grants($100-$600).