Month: January 2020

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Printing and packaging artwork for Art4BnB

Quality

Art4bnb can provide a successful global outlet for the sale of your artwork. However, it is important that your images have impact, both to the host but also to the hosts holiday guests. We have prepared a list of bullet points below to help you achieve this.

  • Print only on the best quality art paper or canvas available.
  • Get your original paintings scanned professionally. You only need to do it once and you then have a Masterfile for all future prints.
  • If you are unable to get your art scanned, then use a good photographer to capture the image accurately.
  • Choose a printing company who are experienced in printing fine art. Make sure they are able to fine tune the colour to exactly match your artwork.
  • Always check your prints carefully to ensure crisp focus and accurate colour.
  • Place a sheet of grease proof wrapping paper on top of the print before rolling it to put into the postal tube.
  • To add value to your art all prints sold through Art4bnb must be limited to a maximum release of 500. All pieces must be marked with the print number (3/500 or 99/300 for example) and signed clearly with an original signature the artist.
  • Always post swiftly (max 5 days after receiving the order).
  • Remember that the Host is your business partner and he will be the one to promote your art in his/her Holiday Accommodation. The more Hosts you attract the more opportunities to sell your art.
  • When you receive a guest order, try to make the buying experience as positive as possible. Swift delivery, well packaged and high quality are the three key elements. Guests have invested in your art and they may later want to add to their collection.

Follow these key points and you are on your way turning your art into income. Always remember, our team at Art4bnb are here to support you and we want you  to  be successful. Use the help line any time and we will address any questions and deliver the advice you need.

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How to price your art

If you have been accepted onto the Art4BnB platform, then you have a talent to produce art that we believe other people will love to own. Don’t sell yourself short, you have created something unique that did not exist until you made it.

 

Its never easy to put price on art particularly when it is a print. However, here are the things you should consider.

 

  • Your Outlay – How much is the cost to make a print? How much is the packaging?
  • Is the price of your art attractive to a Host? The host will consider his commission per sale and so if the price of the print is too low then he may not see the value in investing in your pieces.
  • Unique and rare art has more value. For this reason, all art sold through the Art4bnb platform must be limited editions. We allow a maximum of 500 prints to be sold of any art piece. Each piece needs to be marked with the number of the print (45/500 for example).
  • Signed – The artists original signature also adds value to a painting or photograph and preferably with the handwritten title of the piece. All prints need to be signed on the back for this reason.
  • Remember – Sales to Hosts are discounted by 25% as he is buying to put your art on his holiday property walls to promote sales. It’s important to set your price to cater for this.
  • Check out the Art4bnb website and look at the prices other artists are charging. This will give you some guidance.
  • Remember Art4bnb have a minimum price of $150 on any art piece on the platform.

 

We want you to be successful and to be able to take advantage of the global market our platform delivers. There are 6 million holiday properties worldwide hosting millions of guests each week. Let’s try to ensure its your art on many of the walls. We are happy to offer guidance on recommended pricing. Simply contact us through the Art4bnb help line.

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Choosing art for your walls

Whilst our key goal at Art4BnB is to provide an additional income stream for the owners of holiday homes, hotels, B&Bs and services accommodation, we also aim to enhance the environment within these properties through great art. We want to make your property a unique attraction for your guests and deliver to you a key selling point for your marketing strategies.

Art4BnB offers a dizzying array of great art. The question for the host is, how do you choose the right pieces for your Serviced Accommodation Properties?

We felt it may help to highlight some of the points to consider when making your decision.

 

  • Choose pieces that fit well with the décor and colour scheme of your property.
  • Our advice is to select one artist and make his work a key feature of the property. Put prints of his work at key locations throughout the property.
  • Promote the work – We provide the marketing materials, artist profile and buying code for all our artists. If you use these effectively to draw attention to the art, you will make sales throughout the year.
  • Select art that your guest demographic can afford.
  • If your property attracts higher earning clients then invest into the more expensive art options. Remember, you earn a commission on each sale, so the higher the priced the art the more income is generated.
  • Highlight that your property is unique because of its art with the option to purchase on your website and through you advertising. People like art and could well choose your property over a competitor because of this enhanced benefit.
  • Highlight that you are an Art4BnB affiliated member.
  • You are buying prints at a big discount so use the opportunity to make your property look amazing.
  • Use our online curator to suggest an artist suitable for your property and location.

 

We are keen for you to be successful and are available any time to offer support through our helpline. If used correctly, we believe your membership of Art4BnB will not only enhance your income stream through art sales but also a attract new guests to your properties.