Get Listed - Four Easy Steps!
Are you a visual arts practitioner living or practicing in Waterloo Region? Then this Directory may be for you! The Art$Pay Directory is intended for single practitioners with a professional arts practice, or those actively developing one. Click here for Benefits for Artists & Curators.
Please note that proficient computer skills are necessary for communications and submissions to ArtsPay.
1. Send three high quality jpg images which best represents your work to firstname.lastname@example.org . One image will be selected for posting on the website. (This form does not permit attachments unfortunately.)
2. Complete the form below. For ArtsPay to list you in these categories, your CV or background history should show evidence of proficiency and experience.
3. For promotional purposes only, Art$Pay may post your images and information from the Artist Statement as found on your website. If your Curriculum Vitae is not available on your website, please send it to email@example.com. If you do not have a CV, please send a brief history of your art training, education and exhibitions. Click here for info on Writing a CV, Biography & Artist Statement.
4. Click on Submit! Within days Art$Pay will reply along with an invoice for the small annual fee of $35, payable by cheque or Paypal.
Art$Pay lists visual arts practices in two categories. Your practice belongs in the Professional category if you can say yes to all four main criteria below:
- Your work has been selected for professionally juried and curated group and solo exhibitions; a different process than inclusion in a peer’s or a community art activity. Other arts practitioners with a professional practice and doing similar work see you as a peer. With some exceptions, for discussion with Art$Pay, a student would not be considered as having a professional practice.
- Have completed training (formal or informal) in your field(s). You have finished school (or workshops, courses, mentorship, etc.) in your field, or you are self-taught, and are now practicing your art for the long term.
- Have spent a significant amount of time practicing your art. You have experience as an artist. Experience can mean lots of things. For example, you have been painting for a few years. If you can talk about your practice, your art and your personal approach, you are probably an experienced artist.
- You are paid to exhibit in galleries and museums, and/or you receive payment for the sale and/or commission of artwork to clients. You don’t have to be making a living solely from your art, but you seek and receive income from it.