Websites for Artists
Wait, you’re an artist and you don’t have a website?
Take a seat, let’s chat!
I can make you a website, and I won’t charge you for it.
I believe that every artist deserves a chance to shine. I also believe that, early on, every artist experiences that uphill struggle to get noticed.
I’ve adored art since I can remember, for proof just look at the little shit in the photo getting paint all over the wall. Look at him, a true visionary. Thing is, I’ve flitted around the outside of the art for years and never really committed. The main reason I want to do this is because I yearn to join you in the art world, and this is the best way I can think to help.
That’s why I’ve set up the Stone Pine Art Bursary. I want to help you build your portfolio website, so you can showcase your work to the world!
I believe that art has the power to change the world, and I want to do my part in helping new artists get their work out there.
So if you’re ready to get your art out to the masses, keep reading, get your application in, and let’s get started on your new portfolio website! Remember, you’re important and your work is important, and I can’t wait to see what you create!
Who can apply?
If you are an analog artist in your first five years of selling art, and you’re looking (or have started!) to make a full-time career out of your passion, let’s have a chat. I’ve set my goal of helping 8 new artists get set up each year. Take a look at the insanely talented Pinch, who I had the pleasure of working with last year.
Pinch took the incredible step to go full-time artist last year. They knew they needed a website to showcase their work, they knew they needed that boost in credibility, but they also knew that websites can be really tricky to do on your own. Pinch and I go back years, we were housemates an upsettingly long time ago, and when they came up to visit me at my studio, we took a ton of photos. Tons of photos – and then we got paint all up the damn wall. Those photos formed the basis for their website, we took an entire afternoon to sit down and plan everything, build the website, and get it live. Pinch has since used the site to showcase their appearances at makers markets and shall be exhibiting and partaking as artist in residence of this year’s national Pint of Science Festival!
To take advantage of this offer, you must be able to provide high-quality images of 10-50 examples of your work, along with a CV and a basic artist bio. Don’t worry if you’re not quite there yet – I’ll work with you to get this sorted, but it will massively help your application.
It’s important to me that you’re happy to show yourself as the artist, because you’re a big part of your work.
You have to have an idea of what you want to do with your art. I’m a big fan of working with fine artists who want to express something with their work. Please do keep in mind that there is a limit to how many people I can help.
Nice! How much does it cost?
Hey, trust me, I know about the whole starving artist thing. In return for me helping you set up, I won’t ask for payment. Instead, if we work together, I’d love to receive a piece of your art – whatever you feel is a fair exchange. My big dream is to put together my own little private collection of artists who I have helped!
Now, to be fully transparent, you will need to pay for hosting. There’s a few different options out there, but I recommend SiteGround. At the moment it costs £1.99/month in the first year, 83% off, if you use that link.
In addition to building your portfolio website, I’m also going to offer you some basic training and support if needed. Web design can seem overwhelming, but with the right basis, it doesn’t have to be difficult. I want to empower you to take ownership of your website, so you can update and maintain it with confidence.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or just need a little guidance, I’m here to help. And if you ever run into any issues, just reach out and I’ll lend a hand if I can.
Remember, building a website is just the beginning – it’s up to you to keep it updated and showcase your latest work. But with my help, you’ll have everything you need to make a big impact in the art world.
Look, whatever happens, I am immensly proud of you.
Oh, hey, it’s the boring bit where I just outline what this all looks like using some scary legalise language. Don’t worry, I won’t bite, but this just means it’s all in one place. By accepting this offer, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
Eligibility: This offer is open to new artists who are in their first five years of creating art and are looking to make a full-time career out of their passion. You must be an analog artist and able to provide 10-50 examples of high-quality imagery of your work, along with a CV and a basic artist bio. You must also be happy to show yourself as the artist.
Payment: In exchange for my services, I will not ask for payment. Instead, I request a piece of art from you as a fair exchange. Doesn’t matter how big, small, special or sticky the art is, if it’s old, new, or even created after the website is finished, as long as you made it, and you’ve signed it, count me as happy as a clam!
Hosting: You must be able to pay for hosting for a year. While I’m happy to recommend SiteGround as a hosting provider, I am not responsible for any issues that may arise with the hosting service.
Training and Support: While I’m happy to offer training and support to help you update and maintain your website, I am not responsible for any technical issues that may arise with your website once you take ownership of the site.
Ownership: You will own the content of your website, including any text, images, and artwork you provide. I leave a period of 2 weeks to discuss any major problems once the website has been finalised and is live. This gives me time to make sure that you’re thrilled with your new website, and allows me to start helping the next artist.
Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless me, any of my companies, its affiliates, and its employees from any claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses arising from your use of the website or any breach of these terms and conditions.
Limitation of Liability: In no event shall myself or my company be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the website or any breach of these terms and conditions.
Governing Law: These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the UK, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provisions.
Modification: I reserve the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. Any such modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the website.
Takebacks: If we do a load of work together, then you decide to back off and don’t want to talk any more, that’ll really suck and I’m going to tell my mum what you did.
By accepting this offer, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these terms and conditions, and agree to be bound by them.