Information about @rt Market Direct


What is Art Market Direct?

This is a fundamental question.  Art Market Direct has been created by an artist for artists to claim part of the interweb universe as their own.

Art Market Direct is a space where fine artists can showcase their work and sell it.  It is a 'free market'.  That means it is not curated.  Decisions about whether a piece of work 'fits' with our portfolio do not take place. 

Artists are self-selecting.  Artists decide what they want to sell and for how much.  There is no jury and no one is hand-picked.  The work speak for itself.  It will either sell or it will not.

As well as enabling artists to sell original works, prints, sculptures and conceptual installation pieces; it's also a place where opportunities for commissions can be sold.

The concept only works if artists use it, talk about it to their relatives, friends, contacts and collectors.  URL links need to be shared on social media and in the signature of emails.    In this way, our community will grow! 

A great deal of investment has been made so far and every new artist who comes on board is very welcome to get in touch to discuss improvements and ideas they have.  It is a dynamic space on the internet which will develop and improve over time.

Unlike many similar online marketplaces, the founder of @rt Market Direct (who is an artist) has committed to applying only a 20% commission from gross turnover.  That means 80% of all turnover figures are driven back to the artists promoted on the site.

Once you have been verified, it's easy to make a listing, connect your PayPal account and hey presto, you have your own online gallery space!  It really is that easy.

In rare but not exceptional circumstances, stopped & stared will approach artists to see if they need representation and listing in the main stopped & stared gallery.  For most however, Art Market Direct is all they want and need.