Criteria for Artists (members)
We consider the following in reviewing artist applications:
Will Street Art Initiative's platform benefit the artist and is the artwork a fit for sale?
When artists are applying to Street Art, the curation team considers not only the talent and skill present in the body of work submitted but also how it will be received by clients. The following are Street Art’s requirements for artwork submissions:
Artwork is finished in nature, not a sketch, underdrawing, or study.
Artwork is saleable on our platform, meaning it will translate to prints, products, licensing, and will fit corporate settings.
Artwork is not offensive, copyrighted, or against our company values. This would entail depictions of excessive violence that can be disturbing in nature, sexually explicit content, or drug use or references to illegal drug use.
Artwork is original (not copied from another artist), creative, and adequately unique from works already available on our platform.
Artwork has visually interesting and appealing composition, scale, color, line, texture, movement, and/or dimensionality.
Artwork preferably does not have a written title included in the composition (titles can be written on the back) but does have an artist signature.
Artwork can be reproduced at a large scale.
If selling originals, Artwork is in a salable state (undamaged in any way).
Street Art currently only accepts 2-dimensional work (painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, or digital art).
Does the applicant meet the criteria to participate?
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have the right to work in the UK. In addition artists must meet at least one of the following criteria at the time of joining the platform:
Artist is currently homeless (or recovering from past homelessness)
Artist currently lives with a diagnosed disability (including: Mental Illness, Neurological or Psychiatric Disability, Developmental Disability or Physical Disability)
Artist is retired from the military or similar establishment
Artist is at risk of social exclusion in any form
When an artist is accepted onto the Street Art platform, he, she, or they will be asked to provide documentation that he, she or they meet these criteria.
It is recommended that artists are also connected with appropriate supports (as needed and relevant) in addition to Street Art services. Street Art is a platform to connect artists with art sales opportunities and does not provide social service support including: art therapy, case management, housing support, supported employment or vocational services, medical support or referrals, etc.
If you are interested in joining Street Art Initiative please contact us using the details below.