NO COMMISSION. WE SUPPORT ARTISTS.
Vide Atelier was launched in June of 2020 to help artists weather the devastating impact of COVID-19 on their income. Featured artists receive all profits from their editions, with no commission deducted. All profits from the shop will go directly to the artists, with the selection of artists and works expanding every six-weeks.
Vide Atelier is a collaboration between three organisations at the forefront of artist advocacy. DACS, the UK’s leading artists rights organisation, Marcel for Art, a free digital fine arts management platform co-founded by Ori Gersht, and Verisart, the market leader in blockchain verification for contemporary art.
The shop aims not only to help sustain artists’ practices during the pandemic, but also going forward. Traditional mechanisms of sale and exhibition are thrown into an uncertain and potentially enduring pause. The UK art market, although adapting to its new reality, is faced with a long and unpredictable road to recovery.
Artist and Marcel for Art Co-Founder, Ori Gersht says:
“Vide Atelier was set up with a clear goal: the creation of a platform which benefits artists first, and supports self-sustaining artistic practice. Artists are often approached to give away works for free, or large commissions are deducted from sales. Vide Atelier challenges existing ways of working, with all profits going directly to artists. As the art market adapts to survive, we want to put artists at the heart of its new economics.”
All artworks will be certified using Verisart's Fair Trade Certificates, powered by blockchain technology.
Established by artists for artists, DACS is passionate about transforming the financial landscape for visual artists and is proud to act as a trusted broker for over 100,000 artists worldwide.
Founded over 30 years ago, DACS is the leading UK organisation that campaigns for artists’ rights, championing their sustained and vital contribution to culture, society and the creative economy. We collect and distribute royalties to visual artists and their estates from Artist’s Resale Right, Copyright Licensing and Artimage and through Payback.
In 2019 a record 81,000 artists and artists’ estates were paid more than £18 million in royalties distributed by DACS. You can find out more about our services over the next few pages and by visiting dacs.org.uk. https://www.dacs.org.uk/
About Marcel for Art
Marcel is a completely free, mobile-first app that was founded by artists and made for artists, created with the idea of empowering creatives to fulfill all their professional needs with ease. With Marcel, artists of all mediums can quickly generate and track their inventory, communicate easily with clients over multiple digital channels, quickly publish and manage their own website, and promote their ongoing endeavors via social networks - all from their phone. marcelforart.com
Verisart is the world’s leading platform to certify and verify artworks and collectibles using blockchain technology. Verisart provides a decentralized title registry combining security, transparency and anonymity to increase trust and liquidity in the art market. The company binds museum grade certification standards, distributed ledger technology and image recognition under one platform and is used by prominent artists, galleries, museums and auction houses. www.verisart.com