We've been hatching a plan to help fund your travel to Berlin. (Berlin artists can also take part). The idea is to pre-sale your artwork to your individual networks through our online gallery. By selling your work in this way, you can activate your contacts far and wide as you ask them to take part in your success. Think of it like crowdfunding with greater rewards.
We will create the gallery page on our website and include text explaining why your coming to Berlin is so important. Our online gallery will provide sales management via our PayPal accounts, with 70% of the profits returned to your account- minus regular PayPal deductions. You will be responsible for shipping your art to your buyer (either directly from Berlin or from your home studio).
Artists have the option to sell: their original piece in the show, a like piece or pieces, documentary works such as stills, or elements from an installation. Some of these options can be shipped to your buyer before the exhibit begins, some will wait until after the art has appeared on our Berlin stage. Artworks for sale must be especially relevant to your work in the exhibition.
If you are interested in this fundraising option, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with your stills with prices. We can help you price your work, although you know your market best.
Because November 1st is right around the corner, we want to have the gallery online as soon as possible. We will design the gallery page and “hide” it on our site. Once we have our exhibit space allotted, we can launch the page immediately. Then you can contact your network with the site link.
We remain in good contact with Berlin Science Week. If the allotted space is too small for all of you, please know we are keeping our options open. Our directive is to include all.
We look forward to hearing from you!
This blog is primarily for exhibition development. It provides ongoing information for artists participating in the upcoming Berlin exhibition. But it's also our tool for interaction, a place where we ask questions, get to know each other, and create an amazing, streamlined exhibition by working more efficiently as a collective.