Professional artists who have an address in Finland can sell their artwork on Taiko. All artists are evaluated before they can put their artwork for sale. Artists who are members in the Register of the Artists Association of Finland or another association (Finnish Painters Union, The Association of Finnish Printmakers, Association of Finnish Sculptors, Artists Association MUU, Union of Finnish Art Associations (sub-organization), Photographic Artists Association) are approved without a curator evaluation. Other artists are evaluated by Taiko's curator based on for example education, exhibitions and grants. In addition to this, all the necessary information has to be submitted in the profile.
Taiko takes care of marketing and selling which leaves the artist more time on concentrate on creating art. The artists respnsibility includes taking photos of the artwork, uploading the pictures into Taiko and handing out the sold artwork to Posti for delivery. Presenting artwork on Taiko is free of charge.
There is a sign up button in the top right corner. By clicking that, you can start register. Submit the required information and press the activation link sent to your email. Then, you are ready to log in and complete your profile. When you are all set, send your profile for evaluation.
When an artist has been approved to Taiko, they can have up to 50 artworks for sale. The artist can add artworks freely without Taiko's approval. However, Taiko's team constantly supervises the quality of art and artwork images.
Artwork that is for sale on Taiko needs to be unique. Graphic prints and photoart that belong to a series are considered unique if they are signed and have a serial number. For example one artwork from a series can be for sale on Taiko and the others elsewhere.
A good light and a camera stand or a firm hand are needed when taking good quality pictures. If the artwork is framed, the frame needs to be cropped off from the picture. Sculptures should be placed against a solid background on in an environment that is suitable for the sculpture's theme.
The artwork description can include information such as the origin of the idea and about the creation process. Please also write if the artwork is framed. In addition to that, it is good for the artist to know if the artwork is ready to be hanged up.
The artist can freely price set their artwork. However, the maximum price of the artwork is 8000 euros. The price visible to the buyer always includes VAT. The artist can choose to put artwork into discount.
If the Taiko team finds out that there are inappropriate or bad quality pictures in an artist's profile, Taiko will contact the artist. Racist artwork or artwork that fulfill criminal characteristics will be removed without advance warning.