You will have noticed that what makes us different from other call for entry websites, is that we are selective. There are several reasons for this, the first being that the founder of Staam up is an artist himself, and particularly mindful of the respect that events owe to artists. We also believe that an artistic event worthy of that name, does not simply mean hanging paintings on four walls. Which is why we require organisers to send us information about their event.
At Staam up, we favour quality over quantity.
Yes, for one simple reason – by refusing them it would come to "boycotting" calls for entries, which are opportunities for artists to exhibit and make themselves known. It is not our intention to prevent organizers from offering open calls, nor to prevent artists from applying for events that interest them.
However we hope that organizers who charge admission fees will give a chance as many artists as possible by asking a reasonable amount.
We only decline calls for entries whose entry fees increase with the number of works submitted .
Plastic artists! Whatever their level, from beginner to experienced.
That being said, you may be wondering what exactly we mean by “plastic artists”. It includes artists who specialise in painting, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installations, or drawing.
In other words - plastic artists, whatever their level of experience, origin, gender, religion, skin colour, favourite dish, height, preferred sleeping position…
Each and every plastic artist is welcome on Staam up!
No, we designed Staam up to make it easier to publish, search for, and apply to calls for entries across Europe and the world. It is not an online gallery.
We do, however, have an art dealer on our team, whose work at Staam up consists in finding artwork (maybe yours), that seems particularly worthy of interest, and to buy it directly from the artist, for both our pleasure and the collectors who trust us.
We have devised the best possible ways to meet organisers’ needs. Which is you! Publishing your call for entries on Staam up means :
- massive visibility, perfected by our developers and marketing team: your calls for entries are seen by hundreds of artists, but also artists who are a perfect fit for your event.-
- features developed especially for you. For example, you can measure the impact of your ad, find out how many artists have seen it, clicked on it and applied. You can also communicate directly with our team or any artist via the internal messaging system…
All your event applications processed together : we take care of gathering the applications, files and everything needed for your event to run smoothly. All you have to think about is the organisation itself, we’ll handle the back office.
The only risk you take with Staam up is that your call for applications will be a huge success because : We pay ourselves by taking a percentage of the entrance fees collected (if any) and a flat rate based on the number of artists selected from all the applications. In other words, if you don't find what you're looking for, it doesn't cost you anything!