OP Artist Guide
Anyone can become an Open Platform artist: you, your art class, friends, colleagues, parents, siblings! There are no restrictions - so join now!
a) Create your account here
- Just follow the prompts and you’ll be set up within seconds
b) Prepare and submit your artwork
- You can initially upload up to 15 artworks
- Remember that works you upload must be exclusive to Sedition
- Write the description for your works
- Select an edition size and pricing from the available options
- Submit your artwork for approval
c) Complete Your Profile
- Write your biography
- Select and upload your profile picture
- Select and upload a banner image
- Upload an image or scan of your signature
d) Wait for Approval
- Once you have submitted your work for approval, Sedition will review your work before it can be posted onto the site.
- Time until approval varies based on the amount of submissions, but we aim at making our decision within 3 days of submission.
- The Sedition team tries hard to not be prescriptive about art that artists put onto our platform. As such, the curatorial team will only reject artworks based on unacceptable content (such as pornography or obscene material) or technical parameter issues (i.e. not sufficient resolution or wrong format). All other submissions are accepted.
e) Launch and Host a Private View
- Invite friends, collectors and fans to your 24 hour online private view. Invited guests are the first to preview your work.
- Add guest names and emails or upload a guest list in CSV. You must enter a minimum of 20 email addresses before you can launch your artwork.
- Click ‘Launch Artwork’ to send the invite to your guests and launch your work.
- Once your 24 hour private view has ended, your work and profile page will be live on Sedition!
f) Promote Your Work and Grow your Community
- Promote your profile page and artworks through your social media channels and on your website.
- Ping @seditionart on Twitter and Instagram and we may retweet you / share your content via Instagram stories.
- Add a link to your Sedition profile and artworks to your website and add a link to your website to your Sedition profile.
- Engage with the Sedition community on Twitter, Instagram and Discord by commenting, posting, liking and resharing Sedition’s content.
- Follow other artists on Sedition.
When you submit your artwork, you are given several pricing options. You can select one of these options:
- Edition of 30 starting at 40 USD
- Edition of 50 starting at 20 USD
- Edition of 100 starting at 8 USD
It’s up to you whether you think your work is likely to sell better as many editions at a lower price or fewer editions at a higher price. All artworks are dynamically priced, meaning the price will gradually increase as editions sell out, meaning that edition 1 out of 100 is cheaper than edition 10 of 100. Edition 29 of 100 is slightly more expensive again. This goes all the way until the last edition.
The current artwork limit for Open Platform artists is 15. However, the Sedition curatorial team can increase the limit to 20 or even 30 artworks for certain OP artists.
- If you would like to have the limit raised and do already have a history of sales on the platform, you can request an increase by contacting our artists support team via email@example.com
Try to keep your biography to a fairly bite-size level. There may be plenty of scope to deep dive into more granular and esoteric information, but aim to present a light-touch overview. As such, we ask the biography to be no more than a few hundred words at most and simply cover the highlights of who you are, your practice and what you’re presenting. Remember to write it in the third person, such as ‘Kate John was born in...’ (do not use “I” or “We”). You can also use the tags <em></em> to italicise the name of your artwork and exhibitions.
Ultimately it’s entirely your choice and your style, but as a generic rule - that’s what we aim at :)
Okay, but what if you have a writer’s block, after all, many of us detest writing about ourselves, especially in third person… In that case, you can browse some of the existing biographies on the site for inspiration and then try answering some of these questions:
- What year were you born?
- What is your nationality? Where do you live and work?
- Did you receive a university or art degree?
- What medium do you prefer to use in your work? (photography, video, mixed media, code, animation, 3D, etc)
- Are there particular themes you work with?
- Do you have any exhibition history? (state the year, gallery or museum and city/country)
- Have you received any awards?
- Are you represented by a gallery?
- Has your work been collected by a museum?
The tips for writing the artwork description are similar to the biography tips above - just try and include some nice descriptive text to guide the viewer into what they’re looking at.
The artwork description can either be looking at the content or the intent behind the works. It can also be talking about the methods and the media with which you make them. Alternatively, it can also be talking about something else entirely - it completely depends on what you, the artist, wish to deliver and describe to your audience.
And here are some questions to help you get started if writing is not your cup of tea:
- When was the artwork created?
- What is the medium of your work? (photography, video, mixed media, code, animation, 3D, etc)
- How did you create this work? What was the process?
- Are there specific themes/motifs to this work?
- What inspired you to make this work?
- Is this a new work, or has it previously existed in any other form i.e. painting, film, installation, etc?
- Has this work been exhibited before? (state the year, gallery or museum and city/country)
- Is this artwork part of a collection?
- Did you collaborate with anyone in order to create this work?
- Is there a soundtrack?
- Are you referencing the work of another artwork, artist, or similar?
As an Open Platform artist, you don’t need to sign the artist agreement, you simply need to agree to the terms and conditions during sign-up.