Recently, we featured an online only art gallery as just one of many unique alternative exhibition sites out there. We will be presenting more. Today, we’ve discovered another idea taking shape in a site that combines a subscription service to art patrons and a venue for visibility with art licensing and royalty payments to artists.
Videothèque art stream is on a mission to become a video library for artists and art patrons and to provide a channel for video artists to display their works to the public through a closed system web-based portal. This new curated subscription-based video art streaming service is based in New York City and will offer high quality, curated video art to global customers through the Videothèque secure streaming service.
DEAR ARTISTS: Videotheque Art Stream is new, your videos will be viewed by subscribers and you will be paid. Videothèque’s marketing and sales efforts will be focused on North America and Europe.
HOW WILL ARTISTS BE COMPENSATED?
As a partner in this venture, Videothèque intends to share a significant portion of its revenues with the artists. Revenues will generally be allocated by product among artists based on the number of times their work is viewed. Read the full details here. The artist will retain the copyright and ownership of their works. The artist is granting Videothèque a license to sub-license their works to Videothèque clients. The license is for a one year period, renewable annually and may be cancelled by the artist at any time.
Videothèque will pay artists a percentage of the fee it receives as a royalty. Artists who contribute to Videothèque’s Video Library will increase their exposure to the public and in the video art community. Videothèque’s website will promote its artists by displaying artist CVs, descriptions of their works and with title credits, while promoting an individual artist regularly as “Artist of the Month.”
Artists may submit an unlimited number of works. However, each work must be previewed and accepted by curatorial staff.
Videothèque is interested in artistic videos, including video clip, landscape, abstract, conceptual, short narrative, animation and computer graphics, of a duration of no more than 60 minutes. Read the full terms and guidelines here.