If you are using our Free Independent Artist and Curator Plan to exhibit, creating an exhibition on The Exhibit will always be free. This is because at The Exhibit we want to make exhibiting art accessible to everyone, so we only charge fees when you successfully make a sale or withdraw an artwork from sale during an “open exhibition”. We also do not charge any listing or subscription fees for simply using or accessing The Exhibit platform.
Sales Success Fee
The Exhibit charges a 10% sales success fee when an artwork is sold from your exhibition. This allows us to provide the service, expand the exhibition features we offer and continue to support the platform.
Transaction Processing & Payout Fee
Curators are also responsible for covering a 4% transaction and payout processing fee incurred when making a sale. This 4% fee is deducted from the artwork sale price and covers both the credit card processing fee and the pay-out fee (to deposit the sale revenue into your nominated bank account) which are charged by our third-party payments provider Stripe.
Note, a Curator of an exhibition on The Exhibit is the person who sets up the exhibition – for example, it might be the artist if it is a self-curated show, an independent curator or a gallery. So for artists listing their own exhibition on The Exhibit, they are considered both artist and curator and are therefore responsible for paying all fees associated with successfully making a sale.
Sales Status Edit Fee
If you decide to edit the sales status of an artwork in your open exhibition (between your exhibition’s open and closing dates) from ‘For sale’ to ‘Not for sale’ or ‘Sold’, a 10% Sales Status editing fee will be charged. This fee is only charged when you manually withdraw an artwork from sale during your open exhibition dates. (This fee is not charged when you make a successful sale on The Exhibit.)
For example, if you have your artworks also available for sale elsewhere during your “open exhibition dates” on The Exhibit, such as on your own website, on another website or in an offline gallery venue, and you happen to sell the same artwork in one of these other locations, this is when you can incur the 10% Sales Status editing fee. This is because you will need to edit that particular artwork’s availability on The Exhibit as it has sold elsewhere and you don’t want to accidentally sell it twice. We are also required to charge this fee to avoid some people abusing the platform, and to allow us to offer the Independent Curator & Artist Plan 100% free to put on an exhibition.
To avoid incurring this fee, we recommend making sure that those ‘For sale’ artworks included your online exhibition on The Exhibit are going to be available for sale for the duration of your open exhibition dates without any sales status editing required.
For Art Galleries and Art Retail stores, there will also be a Gallery & Retail Subscription Plan ($25 USD/month) coming soon allowing you to unlock additional Gallery specific features. Stay tuned!
Want to know more about exhibiting? Discover more helpful articles below:
- How much does it cost to exhibit?
- How to format your exhibition and artwork images
- How to write exhibition and artwork descriptions
- How to set Opening and Closing Dates for your exhibition
- Guide to adding video content to your exhibition
- Guide to holding Online and Offline exhibitions at the same time
- How to price your artwork on The Exhibit
- For Sale and Not For Sale artworks in your exhibition
- Revenue Share Guide for Artists and Curators
- How to define shipping destinations, prices and dispatch your artwork
- Publishing your exhibition live
- How to promote your online exhibition
- How payouts work when an artwork sells
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