ART LOVERS GIVE AND GET IN 1 OR MORE OF 5 WAYS
Art Lover VIPs help ensure the body of work linked to on the Discover Page continues to be made available for free, and that new art, music, literature, and photography is created for the benefit of all.
HOW MANY GIVE · HOW MANY TAKE
Around half a million unique visitors from every corner of the world come to enjoy the art, music, and words associated with Art Lover VIP each year. There are no marketing or advertising campaigns that draw them, the traffic comes by word of mouth...
As is common for content providers, around 2% of visitors express their thanks or appreciation in some way, perhaps a like on Facebook, or a positive comment to a family member, friend, or colleague. Of this smaller group, Art Lover VIPs make up around 2%, and a yet smaller percentage of Art Lover VIPs make a financial contribution.
Art Lovers subscribe to a free monthly newsletter to keep informed about new and existing publications, enjoy exclusive previews of up and coming work, and discover hidden gems in detail from thousands of artworks.
One of the most valuable contributions that helps ensure the continuing availability of sites like Public Art World is for people to spread the word to their family, friends, and colleagues. Thank you!
The images and music available to purchase as premium downloads are full size high definition files many times the quality of those accessed for free. Around 94% from the sales of premium downloads support Art Lover VIP.
Available directly from Art Lover VIP with payments processed by Paddle.
Subscribers enjoy special content, exclusive previews and guides of new and existing works, access to working drafts as art is being created, and each month, one free premium download. Around 85% from sales support Art Lover VIP.
Available via Patreon, the premium membership platform for creative people.
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Purchase a print, cushion, acrylic block etc. Made by Redbubble, 15% of the income flows into Art Lover VIP from this source. This revenue is lower because merchandise is pricey in materials to manufacture, ship, and deliver.
Redbubble provide independent artists a way to sell their creations as high quality products.
Income generated through Art Lover VIP pays for multiple domain names, hosting for over 15 websites, software, email services, distribution channels like SoundCloud, and ReverbNation, hardware, promotion, administration, accounts, and a modest allocation of US$10 per hour for Mike's time to create, curate, design, and publish existing and new work.
THE VALUE OF ART IS NOT FINANCIAL
I am regularly approached to post advertisements in return of $9,000 per week. I resist this as I want people to have the opportunity of enjoying art, music, and ideas without their being associated or distracted by someone trying to sell something. I want people to focus only on the content...
Art Lover VIP is a means to generate income in a sustainable way that supports the principle of Art For All. Each and every Art Lover VIP who contributes in kind or with a payment is vital.
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No. Art Lover VIPs are people who value art, music, literature, and photography. They want to ensure as many people can experience art and ideas without advertising or commercial pressures.
Art Lover VIPs contribute in kind which can simply be spreading the word, and if they can afford and wish to, by purchasing a product or subscription that helps ensure that not only the large body of existing work is made available for everyone to enjoy, but that new artworks continues to be created, free and for all.
Yes. Tax is collected by: Redbubble, the company who produces and distributes Art Lover VIP merchandise; Paddle, the payment processor for premium downloads; and Patreon who provides the membership platform for Art Lover VIP.
This ensures all tax is paid appropriately and distributed to the relevant tax authorities.
No. Direct payments via PayPal or elsewhere are not generally accepted as this would be complex to manage because of tax calculations. Each country, and often areas within countries, have different tax duties and laws for soft goods and products like prints and pillows. The tax for each transaction needs to be accounted for, and the appropriate tax sent to the authorities of each country in due course. The companies that provide services to Art Lover VIP like Paddle, Patreon, and Redbubble handle all tax related to payments.
To support its goals of delivering art and ideas free and for all Art Lover VIP aims to always be transparent with its revenue generation and tax payments.
Some people would like to purchase a print or other product with the artwork design directly from a content page at 100 Artworks, Public Art World, or elsewhere. Although this would potentially increase sales, this approach would also remove the focus away from the content, and to sales, ownership, or support.
Art's greatest value is not monetary. It is to enrich the spirit through its appeal to the senses and the mind. Art's power is to be experienced, and Art Lover VIPs help ensure the experience is free for all and without commercial distraction like buy links or calls to action.
Art Lover VIP aims to achieve the balance between ensuring the principle of open access to art and ideas, while at the same time generating enough income to sustain its publications and the creation of new work, without undermining the integrity of its presentations.
When Art Lover VIP becomes fully operational in early 2021, a link to this site will be placed on the About page of all publications associated with Art Lover VIP. If people wish to support its aims they are welcome to do so, but the focus is not on income revenue or sales, but rather the opportunity to experience art in a contemplative and untarnished context.
Every artwork at Redbubble is selected for how well it translates for a given product. This may be because of the size of the artwork, but also because the design may not always lend itself well for a particular purpose.
It may be that in the short term more revenue could be generated by offering artworks in a larger range of products, but the buyer will not be well served by this approach.
The aim of Art Lover VIP is that everything made available at Redbubble is beautiful for person and home.
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