Opportunities for new media artists
- ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW MEDIA ARTISTS
Are you an artist who works with new media (video art, sound art,
video/sound based installation etc.)?
Don't Look Media is looking for you!
Like most new media artists you have probably found it difficult to
get your work seen and heard, and have never considered making a
living from your art practice. Don't Look Media is a new online
venture, created by Don't Look Gallery to sell new media art to the
public and collectors alike.
Don't Look Media is after new work that is edgy and thought provoking
to sell in limited editions on this new site. From next month when we
go live you can list your work for free and make money from sales.
WHY LIMITED EDITIONS?
Limited edition DVDs and CDs, while not being created for a mass
market, allow numerous purchasers to 'share' the cost of an artwork.
At the same time customers are getting a very special item that is not
mass produced and may increase in value. Artists are also encouraged
to think beyond the 'flat disc' and provide installation instructions
and other 'scene setting' devices. Multi-channeling and interaction in
works will also help create a unique experience.
WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM ARTISTS?
We anticipate that artists will be prepared to provide their work
(whether CD, DVD or some other medium) in certain editions (usually of
200 but also in editions of 50 and 10 copies). This doesn't mean that
you have to have this many copies ready, but that you are prepared to
provide them as demand requires, and that you do not ever produce more
than this number of this particular artwork (you may however sell this
work elsewhere -- we do not require exclusivity -- as long as there
are only ever the stated number of discs produced).
At the very least, a limited edition work should be signed by the
artist and numbered (on the disc and cover). Artists are encouraged,
however, to treat the packaging as part of the work and hand make, or
individually print, covers and disc art (the more 'individual' each
disc seems, the more buyers know that they're getting something
special). All work is provided to Don't Look Media on consignment.
That is, you get paid after a sale has been made.
WHAT DO ARTISTS GET IN RETURN?
· Your work promoted for sale on the Don't Look Media site,
· 65% of the sales cost of all items sold (currently, for a limited
edition print run of 200, the sales cost is $99 (US). The artist will
therefore be paid $64.35 (US) once a sale has been made),
· Paid within the first two weeks of the current month for all sales
made last month directly into an elected bank account, along with an
email statement of sales and inventory,
· The right to ask for works back at any stage prior to sales being made,
· Artists, of course, maintain complete control over copyright.
WHERE DO I START?
We encourage artists from all countries to participate by initially
emailing artists@... with:
· An artist's statement,
· A description of your work,
· A link to an online sound or video file of at least part of your
work (please don't try to email these files without at least
discussing it first. If this step is problematic please let us know --
we may be able to help).
IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED WE WILL ASK YOU TO MAIL US:
· 3 packaged copies of your work on CD, DVD (or some other agreed upon
medium) all individually signed and numbered,
· A data CD with an excerpt of the work (30-90 seconds) in a common
video or audio format for promotional use, an artist's bio (100-200
words, only necessary for the first work) and a statement about the
work itself (100-200 words),
· Complete contact details, including bank account depositing
information so you can be paid (only necessary the first time).
Don't Look Media is wholly owned by Don't Look Gallery. We were
established to assist new media artists experiment and promote their
work, and as such we have the best interests of the artists at heart.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions you might have about
Don't Look Media (artists@...) and we look forward to
seeing your work!
Please forward this message to anyone who you think may be interested.