How much does it cost to exhibit?

How much does it cost to exhibit?

On The Exhibit there are 3 plans for you to choose from, depending on your needs. This allows you to tailor the platform to your own exhibition requirements.

The 3 plans are as follows:

Free Plan

You guessed it, if you’re using our Free 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 if/when you successfully make a sale, and even then our fees are the lowest in the industry. There’s also no listing or sign up fees for simply using or accessing The Exhibit platform.

Sales Success Fee

On the Free Plan, The Exhibit charges a low 10% sales success fee when an artwork is sold from your exhibition. This allows us to provide the service for free, expand the exhibition features we offer and continue to support our Free Plan exhibitors.

If you’re wanting even lower fees, then we recommend you consider our Exhibitor Pro plan which reduces your Sales Success Fee to just 3.5% for transactions that occur on The Exhibit, or zero fees for transactions that happen off of The Exhibit platform.

Transaction Processing & Payout Fee

Curators are responsible for covering an additional 4% transaction and payout processing fee incurred when making a sale, charged by our third-party payments provider Stripe. This 4% fee is deducted from the artwork sale price and covers the credit card processing fee and pay-out fee to deposit the sale revenue into your nominated bank account.

We recommend you price this fee in to the price of your listed artworks.

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 the fees associated with successfully making a sale.

Double-sale Refund Fee

There is one other fee to keep in mind and that is the Double-sale Refund Fee. You are responsible for making sure that any artworks you have available for sale on The Exhibit haven’t been already sold elsewhere, either offline or on another online platform. If an artwork does sell elsewhere, you will need to edit the sales status of that item in your exhibition to ‘Not For Sale’ before someone buys it again on The Exhibit. However, if you haven’t been keeping up to date with the availability of artworks in your exhibition and a customer happens to purchase an artwork on The Exhibit which has previously been sold elsewhere, and as a result you need to refund that customer, the Double-sale Refund Fee is charged. This fee is 7.5% of the artwork sale price and covers the fees related to administering the original sales transaction, refunding the customer and mitigating any customer dispute. It’s also used to ensure our exhibitors are providing the best experience possible to all art collectors by incentivising exhibitors to avoid any double-sale scenarios.

Exhibitor Pro Plan

The Exhibitor Pro plan is designed for commercial galleries, artists and curators who need more features and flexibility than the Free Plan above. This is a cost-effective subscription plan with monthly and annual pricing options available. For Plan features, current subscription pricing and special offers please see our pricing page here.

Sales Success Fee

For Exhibitor Pro Plan subscribers, we charge a low 3.5% sales success fee when an artwork sale is transacted on The Exhibit. This is significantly lower than the Free Plan’s Sales Success Fee of 10%. This fee allows us to provide the service, expand the exhibition features we offer and further continue to support our Exhibitor Pro users.

Transaction Processing & Payout Fee

Curators are responsible for covering an additional 4% transaction and payout processing fee incurred when making a sale, charged by our third-party payments provider Stripe. This 4% fee is deducted from the artwork sale price and covers the credit card processing fee and pay-out fee to deposit the sale revenue into your nominated bank account.

We recommend you price this fee in to the price of your listed artworks.

Note, a Curator of an exhibition on The Exhibit is the person who sets up the exhibition – for example, a commercial gallery or freelance curator.

Double-sale Refund Fee

There is one other fee to keep in mind and that is the Double-sale Refund Fee. You are responsible for making sure that any artworks you have available for sale on The Exhibit haven’t been already sold elsewhere, either offline or on another online platform. If an artwork does sell elsewhere, you will need to edit the sales status of that item in your exhibition to ‘Not For Sale’ before someone buys it again on The Exhibit. However, if you haven’t been keeping up to date with the availability of artworks in your exhibition and a customer happens to purchase an artwork on The Exhibit which has previously been sold elsewhere, and as a result you need to refund that customer, the Double-sale Refund Fee is charged. This fee is 7.5% of the artwork sale price and covers the fees related to administering the original sales transaction, refunding the customer and mitigating any customer dispute. It’s also used to ensure our exhibitors are providing the best experience possible to all art collectors by incentivising exhibitors to avoid any double-sale scenarios.

Collections Pro Plan

The Collections Pro plan is designed for cultural institutions such as art galleries, museums, archives and libraries who require custom features to exhibit historical collections and exhibitions.

The Collections Pro subscription plan has cost-effective monthly and annual pricing options available. For the plan features, current subscription pricing and special offers please see our pricing page here.

 

For more information about fees, please visit our Pricing Page here and find out more about how payouts work here.