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What is Staam Up ?

Publishing and applying to calls for entries should be easy, enjoyable, and efficient. Which is why we created Staam up.

Plastics artist are always on the look-out for events that can accommodate their artwork (exhibitions, competitions, fairs, etc.). But the search process is often very time-consuming and inefficient because the offers are so fragmented. Interesting events are lost in the midst of wacky calls.

We came to realise that nowhere centralises ads for events, nor does anywhere centralise and help organisers reach all the artists out there.

Staam up’s key idea is to create a platform where plastic artists can find as many calls for entries as possible, from organisers all over the world.

Just as organisers preparing an event want their call for entries to be seen by as many artists as possible, to generate a maximum number of applications.  

We want our site to offer a solution for both – to group together calls for entries, chosen for their good quality, from around the world, in one place.

To allow artists to create their account, store and send files, and pay their entry fees, if applicable, online.

To allow event organisers to publish their calls for entry, and benefit from our purpose-built tools.

But beyond the creation of an online platform, Staam up is founded on key values:

  • Commitment: the art world is universal and unifying, and should not be limited to a small circle of so-called connoisseurs who exclude 90% of artistic creations,
  • Equity: artist applications are anonymous, because it is important to us that their work, and not their CVs, be showcased,
  • Respect for artists: we deny calls for entries whose entry fees are in proportion to the number of artworks submitted,  it doesn't make sense of us,
  • Respect for artists, again: we do not publish any events that don’t have a jury, that don't have a clear policy about artists' rights and opportunities.

We want to give ALL plastic artists a chance to shine, whether beginners, experienced, amateurs or professionals, and promote ALL kinds of events, whether local or international, as long as they love artists.