Frequently Asked Questions
What is Artsicle?
Artsicle is making it easy to discover new artists you'll love around the world & to share your creations. Learn more about our Mission.
Who started this thing?
Check out our Team page to learn more about the crew behind Artsicle.
So what can I do on this site?
We're here to help you discover new artists in your own neighborhood and around the world. From here you can explore our network of artist communities, save your favorite pieces, and contact the artists directly. If you're an artist, scroll down to learn more about adding your work.
RENTING & PURCHASING ON ARTSICLEtop
When does my rental period begin?
Your credit card will be charged the day you place your order, but your rental period will not begin until the day your new artwork is delivered. Reach out anytime or use your account page to request to purchase, return, or exchange your artwork.
How long can I keep my artwork?
As long as you’d like! Rent for as short as three months or as long as forever, until you own your artwork. Your rental will renew monthly, until you request to purchase, return or switch your artwork.
What's with art rentals?
We think renting art is the perfect way to explore collecting while you figure out your personal taste. Collecting art can be a frustrating, scary process, so rentals make it a bit easier. Not all artwork is available for rental currently - look for the blue rental button on each piece to confirm.
Do I earn credits from renting?
You can buy the art you are currently renting anytime from your Account page and 50% of your rental fee is a credit towards a future purchase. How’s that for a deal?
Do you deliver outside of the US?
Yes! Artwork can be purchased anywhere in the world, for an additional shipping fee. Rentals are currently available only within the US.
How will my artwork arrive safely?
Your order will arrive safe & sound in one of our custom designed art boxes, delivered by FedEx, or by hand-delivery with our couriers. Delivery takes about 2 weeks, so let us know if you have a deadline. Shipping is always free, both ways.
I think Artsicle should…
You know, you’re probably right. Artsicle is just getting started and we’re always interested in hearing new ideas. We’re always busy crafting new things, but we want to know what you want. Please drop us a note!
How can I get involved with Artsicle?
Glad you asked. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- A) Spread the word! Tell everyone you know about the great art they can discover on Artsicle. We promise to take good care of them.
- B) Share your own work. We're always looking for new artists. Learn more and setup your page here.
Oops. I forgot my password. Help?
No problem. You can reset your password from your forgot password page. If you have any trouble, feel free to reach out to us.
Are you going to spam me?
No! We hate spam as much as you do. We keep our email schedule light and entertaining, but you can always opt out of any unwanted messages.
My question isn’t here. Can you help me?
Of course. Feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at 646.470.4219, or use the "Chat with us!" button at the bottom of the page to activate live chat. Check our Contact page for more ways to get in touch.
Can I submit my work for Artsicle?
Yes! We'd love to have you. We're currently in beta, but adding new artists to the site every week. It is free to join as an artist and you can use the link below to start your profile. Note: we are not adding artists to the rental rooster currently.
How do communities work?
Our network of communities helps visitors navigate the site and discover new artwork they might enjoy. The network structure means every artist is seen by more visitors versus on an isolated portfolio page.
They also provide context about you and your work - such as what medium you use, where you work, a residency you attended, or an organization you support. We've found this context helps visitors form a stronger connection with your work.
How is it free?
Artsicle is a young site with a big vision to help everyone discover today's talented artists. We believe every artist should have access to what we're building, so we're committed to keeping the core service free for artists forever. That means no cost to join or to add artworks, and no commission.
In the future, we may have optional premium features you will be able to pay for. We're listening to our artists as we decide what these might be, but they include e-commerce services, marketing tools, and more.
And remember, we're in beta so some things may not work quite as expected. Please let us know your feedback!
What is included in an artist profile?
We make creating your profile simple, so you can add as much or as little information as you like. You can add as many artworks as you like, with space for details on the medium, framing, price, etc. We also have fields for your artist statement, biography, CV, and contact information.