Become an artterra artist
This Application is Currently Closed!
Thanks to everyone of you who applied for our Janurary 2023 call for artists.
This application is now closed but we will be opening it again in June.
In an effort to feature more representation, artterra is committed to seeking proposals from artists of colour at various stages of their careers all over Canada! Before submitting, please remember that we a...Plus
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In an effort to feature more representation, artterra is committed to seeking proposals and submissions from queer artists at various stages of their careers all over Canada! Before submitting, please rememb...Plus
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In an effort to feature more representation from Turtle Island, artterra is committed to seeking proposals from Indigenous artists at various stages of their careers all over Canada! Before submitting, pleas...Plus
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We are always seeking emerging artists residing in Canada who would like to grow their online sales and audience through working with us!
Frequently Asked Questions
We are seeking original and contemporary pieces, including paintings, sculptures, textile art, and limited edition prints, to complement interior design and home decor projects in various spaces like restaurants, cafes, workspaces, residential designs and more. Our curated collection is aimed at interior designers and home decor enthusiasts, so we are selective with what we accept, but we welcome a diverse range of submissions. Showcase your unique work and story and join our community.
We select, showcase and promote a limited selection of art and artisan products from emerging artists residing in Canada.
If your work is accepted, we create a page for you on our website, and help build your audience by showcasing and promoting your work on our social media, and network of interior designers and art lovers. We also build various opportunities for our artists to grow their careers that you can learn more about here.
We don’t hold inventory of any of the artwork. Once an item is sold on our website, you ship directly to the customer. But we pay for shipping and all transaction fees. We email you a prepaid shipping label to print and attach to your package and you drop off the package at the post office. We pay you 60% of the price of the item sold.
We are artists working for artists so we know that artists need to make a living, and it can be tough with traditional galleries that often take 50% or more of art sales. artterra offers artists 60% of the retail price of art sales, AND we pay shipping costs, taxes and transaction fees, so that there are no hidden fees or extra costs. We offer free shipping to our collectors on artwork over $150 and we we pay for the shipping from our cut of the sale. If we’re running a promotion/discount it comes out of our cut of the sale.
Your artwork price listed on artterra should be the same as you would have it on your website. We maintain complete transparency with our clients and when they buy from us they should be assured that they are paying the true value of an artwork, not an inflated retail value. We only exhibit artists who do not add commission to their standard pricing.
Upon delivery of your artwork to the collector, we will process your payment via e-transfer within 30 days of the buyer's receipt. If the client chooses a payment plan option, you will receive payments in installments as the artwork is sold.
We have set the term of our contract to six months for the benefit of our artists.
Many of our artists work with various galleries and sell work on their own website. During our six month term together, we have full representation of your work on our website, meaning you can't sell that particular artwork through any other channel. So at the end of the six months, we like to give our artists a chance to choose if they'd like us to continue representing work that hasn't sold on artterra.
At this time some artists choose to switch artwork that hasn't sold with new work. Most of our artists, however, choose to stay with artterra one way or another. It is rare that the six months is the end of our relationship with our artists.
We're a purely online art gallery and we don't keep physical inventory of your work.
Once an item is sold on our website, you ship directly to the customer. But we pay for shipping and all transaction fees. We email you a prepaid shipping label to print and attach to your package and you drop off the package at the post office.
By the time most products reach the buyer at a typical retail store, they have been shipped multiple times. We want to ship products less to reduce carbon emissions, so our model involves direct shipping from the artist to the buyer. All shipments are insured for 100% of the retail value of the work.
We are storytellers, and we tell the story of our artists, i.e their process, why they do what they do, what inspires them, why we find it so interesting.
With all the storytelling we do and promotions we run, the value our artists gain is far beyond the monetary commission of a sale. Even when we don't sell, it's still a win for you as we're building your audience.
Because we are so big on telling stories and building your audience, we recommend submitting a small collection that best represents your work and helps us tell a story of your process and what inspires you.
As a socially conscious and sustainability-driven art and design brand, we cater to interior designers, environmentalists, and art enthusiasts who are passionate about supporting emerging artists. If you have artwork that complements interior design or tells a compelling story about conservation, environmental, social, or cultural issues, we invite you to join the artterra community and showcase your unique creations.
We own exclusive rights to the art we represent. This means that during the timeframe of our representation (six months), art sales for the pieces we have on artterra should all go through our website. If you are contacted by a potential buyer, kindly redirect them to artterra.ca where they can purchase the work.
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As a Canadian art gallery and artisan shop, we are dedicated to supporting the vibrancy, diversity and wellbeing of artists, artisans, curators and collectors from across the country including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, alongside immigrant communities who have gathered here from around the world. We are committed to sharing their work and stories with fellow Canadians and international audiences. We strive to shed racial bias and are focused on supporting creative practices that better reflect the diversity of Canada.