Post a JobLet freelancers know what you need
Add details of your project, what you require, how long for, when and where. Local artists will see your project and be able to offer you their services.
How do I post a project?
Set It Up
Click on the Post a Project button above. Enter the details of the job you require including a date, time and duration. Give as much detail as you can so artists know what they are bidding on.
What should my budget be?
Dollars and cents
We are all about the emerging talent. Our artists aren't seasoned professionals that can justify huge quotes based on years of experience. However, they still have costs they need to cover in order to get the job done. Equipment, consumables, fuel etc all should be accounted for. A photographer for a few hours might need $100-200 for example to drive to a location, purchase some props, or buy a few more storage cards. You're getting an artist who's hungry for experience, but please don't forget they've still got costs to cover.
How do I pay?
Transferring money and finishing the deal
When you post a job, you will be asked to submit a budget. Once you receive some proposals and decide on an artist, you'll be asked to pay the agreed amount. The money is held in trust by Art Seed until both parties agree and confirm that the job has been completed satisfactorily. If disputes arise, we'll help you sort it out. But to avoid disputes, it's a great idea to be clear with each other from the outset what you expect from each other.
Can I ask questions of the artists before I decide?
Once you post a project, artists will be able to reach out to you. They can put a proposal to you, and from that point, you can both message each other from within your dashboard. Ask any questions you want, confirm exactly what you want from the service, and make sure you're satisfied before awarding the work!
How to submit a proposalArtists - throw your hat in the ring!
Create your profile, add in details about what you offer. Remember, employers may browse artist profiles and your description and portfolio should jump out! Or, you can browse jobs and submit a proposal for one that you think you can handle.
How do I submit a proposal?
Find the right job
Once you have created your profile, make sure you outline what it is you can do, and what sort of work you are looking for. Click the Browse Jobs button at the top of the page. Use the search function to narrow your results. Once you find the one for you, hit the Submit Proposal button and fill out the details. Be as detailed about what you provide as possible, so the employer knows exactly what they are going to get.
How much should I be charging?
Revenue and cost
Without getting into business nitty gritty, the basics are -
Revenue - cost = profit.
You need to work out what your costs are going to be. Do you need to buy any additional equipment for the job? What are your travel costs going to be? How much time are you going to spend practicing your play list beforehand, or editing photos afterwards? Be reasonable, and understand that you're learning your trade and don't have years and years of experience in perfecting your art. The experiences you gain will help you improve and justify a bigger quote next time.
Do I need to sign up or subscribe?
Is this a serious relationship, or what?
You are not committed to us at all! We're flexible, understand you'll see other people, and we're cool with that. There's no subscriptions, or cost to quote like some other sites. The buyer will pay the transaction fee, so what price you agree on with the employer is what you'll receive.
Any other tips?
What else should I know?
Have fun! You've taken the plunge and hopefully you get some great experiences out of this. Aim to learn something with every job, whether it's a new artistic technique, or a business lesson about what your costs actually are, or maybe you learn how to handle a difficult situation with a customer. Every day's a school day.
Terms and ConditionsThe small print stuff
Whether you're a big business or just starting out, there are obligations you have to ensure you're compliant when dealing with the public
Will my artist have insurance?
Sellers are responsible for obtaining a general liability insurance policy with coverage amounts that are sufficient to cover all risks associated with the performance of their services.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the artist has all appropriate insurances to safely undertake the job required.
Are the artists employed by Art Seed?
Are they Art Seed's people?
Artists that appear on Art Seed are independent in all ways, and shall be held responsible for their claims, representations and products and services. Art Seed does not make any representation or warranty that any user is reputable, or will act in good faith, or according to their terms of engagement; any information on the website will be complete, reliable or accurate; or your access to the website will be secure, available or uninterrupted.
Can I report a user?
What do I do if I suspect a user is not legitimate?
Artists and employers alike can report a user profile, simply by going to that user's profile page and using the Report This User button. We will investigate claims with urgency and discretion.