Artist FAQ's

How does payment/ownership work?

All designs are contributed freely by their makers who retain ownership of their work but grant Creative Action Network permission to share, merchandise, license and sell their work on their behalf. The artist is paid 40% of all profits from ecommerce sales and/or publishing and licensing royalties on a quarterly basis and when they've accrued over $50. As the owner, the artist retains the ability to withdraw their work at any time. See our terms and conditions for more information.

How do campaigns work?

We work with cause partners to develop a compelling creative brief. Before publicly launching a new campaign, we usually work with our community to develop a small batch of designs to launch with before sharing more publicly. Campaigns are ongoing and open-ended and as long as the requirements are fulfilled, anyone can contribute to which ever (or as many) campaigns that they'd like. There is no limit on the number of designs you can contribute but each design must be its own unique concept (as opposed to multiple variations on a concept). Then we share the work along with our partners on social media, vial email, through press stories and often with gallery exhibitions. The goal of each campaign is to build a large and diverse collection of work that tells an emotionally compelling story for a creatively underserved cause to as large an audience as possible.

How does contributing work work?

All of our active campaigns are listed at http://contribute.creativeaction.network and can be accessed from the main menu. Clicking through a campaign post will take you to the creative brief that is hosted on our uploader platform, Submittable. You'll need to create an account in order to upload your work. If you have any trouble with the contribute process, don't hesitate to email contribute@thecreativeactionnetwork.com for help. Once uploaded, your work will be posted on the website with 3-5 days generally. You'll receive an email confirmation that it has been received and then again when it is posted, or if there was a problem with your file. 

How does Print-On-Demand work?

All of the products sold on our website are printed and fulfilled in Los Angeles, CA by The Printful. Everything is printed-on-demand, when it's purchased. Everything that is contributed is made available as a number of differently sized prints that can also be purchased with frames. We also curate from those prints to create additional products like apparel, tote bags and mugs. We make new products on a regular basis. If you'd like your work to be featured on additional products, please include a layered or transparent file when contributing (see the additional apparel file field).