It's important that the artists provide comprehensive information about themselves and their art so that the buyers can easily make purchasing decisions. The buyers prefer finding out how the artist is as a person and where he or she gets the inspiration from. Education and exhibitions can be listed throught the CV form. On artwork pages, plenty of practical information should be included, for example if a painting is done on a canvas or a panel. Conserning sculptures, materials and qualities of the artworks are worth of describing in a detailed way. In all works that are meant to hang on a wall, the artist should tell if they are ready to hang and framed.
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 is the world's largest marketplace for Finnish contemporary art. Throigh Taiko, an artist reaches easily a huge amount of customers internationally. Presenting artworks on Taiko is easy and free of charge, and Taiko's commision is charged from sold works. Payments, shipping, delivery insurance and contacts to the buyers are taken care of by Taiko.
Choose the sign up button to register as an artist. 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're all set and you have at least 3 artworks uploaded, the Send for evaluation button activates and you can send your profile for the curator evaluation. The evaluation lasts a few days.
Log in to your profile, choose the My artwork tab and click the brush icon. You can only add one artwork at the time since every artwork's information needs to be defined separately. Yuo can add three extra images of the same artwork, for instance a sculpture frm different angles, of an artwork hanging on the wall, of the frame or a painting's edges. The extra images may be crucial for making the purchase decision.
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 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 latest added or edited artwork is always the first on the page. You can change the order of the works by opening the artwork for editing and then saving it when it moves to the beginning of the page.
The artwork description can include information such as the origin of the idea and about the creation process. On artwork pages, plenty of practical information should be included, for example if a painting is done on a canvas or a panel. Conserning sculptures, materials and qualities of the artworks are worth of describing in a detailed way. In all works that are meant to hang on a wall, the artist should tell if they are ready to hang and framed.
When logged in, you can edit your artwork information and visibility under My artwork. You can choose to make the artwork visible for the buyers right away or save it and continue editing it later. Removing or hiding artworks goes through Taiko. Please contact us by phone or email in case you want artworks to be removed/hidden.
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.