Yes! We have a program called "By Artists for Artists" that encourages maillers both established and emerging to create projects to be sold through Blue Buddha Boutique. More on the program below.
B3's “By Artists for Artists” Design Program
Blue Buddha Boutique is the proud creator of the “By Artists for Artists” design program. This program was created to connect experienced chainmaille artists interested in sharing their designs with an audience of maillers around the world interested in learning to make them.
Who should apply?:
B3 is interested in working with chainmaille jewelry artists ranging from intermediate to experienced. Teaching experience and/or experience writing instructions is helpful but not required. Strong applicants will have a unique perspective on the art form and a desire to share their knowledge and creativity in a generous way with maillers around the world.
What you can expect from the program:
Once accepted into the program, you and your design will go on journey that will result in a beautiful Blue Buddha Boutique tutorial, international exposure, and the satisfaction of knowing you have inspired fellow maillers to take their chainmaille to the next level.
FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE…
Targeted exposure: Your design could be featured in any number of jewelry publications as well as other Blue Buddha Boutique marketing materials which reach an audience of hundreds of thousands of jewelry artists ranging from novice to expert.
Complimentary B3 Products: Your design will shine its brightest when made from our top-quality supplies which is why we offer complimentary product to create your design and to use in step-by-step photography for the tutorial.
Competitive compensation: Most designers can expect to receive fees and royalites higher than typical rates for publishing a project in magazines.
Flexibility + Artistic ownership: This program is meant to support designers and help them do what they do best which is why we offer flexibility when it comes to writing and creating tutorials as well as ownership over the final product. After a short exclusivity period, the design you create with B3′s help will be yours to sell on your own as well.
The knitty gritty:
If B3 is interested in your project, you will receive an contract that covers the details of the agreement being made between the designer and B3 in this program. This contract will be good for 1 year and will automatically renew so long as both parties remain in agreement for it to do so.
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How to apply:
If you’re interested in becoming a “By Artists for Artists” designer, please complete our submission form. If we are interested in creating your product, we will work with you to create a product specific contract and move forward from there.