Art IDEAL

A contemporary art, print and e-book by Circle Foundation

You have been invited to include your artwork in "Art IDEAL" hardcover book. With a unique and innovative design, published artists can choose from two types of presentations. As all our editions, it will be available to read fully online, page-by-page.

We are excited to offer this additional title in our series of established and very well-received publications.

Please continue reading carefully for all publication details.

Presentation Options

Artists can choose between the following options

One Page Presentation - 289 EUR (tax included)

The design includes

● Artist Name ● Artist Website  ● 1 small profile picture ● Short Artist Statement text ● Biography texts + CV text ● 1 or 2 images (according to text size)

 

Two Page Presentation - 496 EUR (tax included)

The design includes

● Artist Name ● Artist Website ● 1 small profile picture ● Short Artist Statement text ● Biography texts + CV text ● up to 4 images (according to text size)

 

What the publication fee includes

Preparation of images for print and web ● translation/editing of texts ● art direction & presentation design ●  international promotion & distribution ● dynamic full pdf available for embed on your personal website ● discretely watermarked full pdf available for published artists

Submission Guidelines

What material we ask you to submit through the participation form

Only invited artists can submit artwork for publication in Art Ideal.

We request that you submit 6 images through the form. Our curatorial and design teams come together to make the final selection and professional editing, in order to present your work and career in an elegant, ideal way.

We highly recommend a short personal statement, in first person, for example, "My work is about... I am inspired by... Art is..."   We have found that each page becomes more interesting to the reader when you reveal more about the person behind the artwork. Readers are captivated by bold statements that may further engage their imagination and thinking. Please no text over 160 words.

We will ask you to provide a short biography text. Our professional literary editor will see over the text and make sure it reads perfectly in English. If necessary, the text will be edited to fit the space.

Optionally, we your country of birth and where you live. The format for both of the above is
Example:  1958, France
Example:  Paris, France

Image Captions
Your image captions should follow this format: Title of Work - Media used Dimensions, Price
Example: Portrait of Paul - Oil on canvas 12 x 15 cm €1.500
or  A Cloudy Day - Digital photography 17 x 21 in. $450

Image size
All your images together cannot be more than 25MB for the participation form to go through. If we need a larger image for print, we will let you know.

Quality, Distribution and Design

A unique, high quality book by Circle Foundation. Published in France, Printed in Europe, Distributed Internationally.

Digital Edition

Art IDEAL is fully available online to read page-by-page through our website and Issuu.com. We promote each publication through our dedicated newsletter to about 75,000 art readers. On the online book, the artist's website is a direct link. Published artists will be able to add the entire published pdf on their personal website.

Printed Hardcover Book

High-quality print ● Full-Color ● Original landscape layout (29.7 x 21.0 cm or 11.7 x 8.3 in.) ● A4 | Layflat | Hardcover ● Cover: Matte laminate wrap hardcover

● Inside pages: Mohawk Prophoto paper 190gsm ● Binding: Layflat binding ● HP Indigo printers ● 2000 copies available in the first edition ● Ships internationally

Page Design

Well-researched and optimally designed, Art IDEAL has a classy, minimal aesthetic. Each artist's page includes their name, website, a short statement, a profile picture, the artist's biography, and curricular references to exhibitions, awards and titles. Each page can feature 1 or 2 images. Our curatorial and design teams regard each presentation as unique and make decisions that will result in a professional and elegant way to introduce the artist.

Copyrights

The published artist keeps 100% copyright of their images but allows Circle Foundation to print and reproduce their material in Art Ideal that may be distributed for free or at a cost. The images are protected in three significant ways: a. The online pdf is protected and not available for download. b. The online pdf is not printable or of reproducible quality. c. Every page which art appears includes the artist's name as well as the title/issue of the publication.

Distribution

Art IDEAL is distributed largely online and, like our other publications, is expected to reach thousands of readers. It will published on our website as well as Issuu.com, one of the most popular online publication platforms. We promote through email to our list of about 75,000 art professionals (galleries, curators, critics, buyers, collectors, decorators etc.) and we publicize on social media. We provide an easy way for each artist to add the entire book, as well as a link to order the print from their personal website.

Publication Quality

Art IDEAL is a high-end art book with an original and eye-catching look. We put our expertise in curating, art directing, designing and producing a publication that not only looks flawless in terms of design but which—most importantly, showcases remarkable content with notable fine artworks brought together from around the world in a unique curated collection.

Important Notes


What payments do you accept?
We accept PayPal or Card.

How can I order the printed book?
When the book is ready we will send you the link to order your prints. Depending on the final page count, each printed copy will cost around 50 - 65€ with discounts starting if you order 10 copies or more. This is the cost price. The order is placed directly from the print shop and we do not add any amount to the cost price. We also receive the books at the same price as you, the published artist.

No print copies are included in the publication fee.

As a published artist you can add the entire digital publication on your personal website. (We will tell you how)
As a published artist you can add an "Order printed book" button to your website. (We will tell you how)

How many images should I submit?
We ask you to submit 6 images in total. This allows our art director and curatorial/design teams enough material to create the best presentation.
In the one-page presentation we publish up to 2 images.
In the two-page presentation we will publish up to 4 images.

How large should I submit my images on the form?
All your 6 images together should not be more that 25MB.  Generally speaking, the image should be at least 2200 pixels in the small dimension. If we have any issues and need a larger image we will ask you.

Why should I pay to publish?

Artists today are expected to manage their creativity as a business. Paradoxically the more money you earn from artmaking, the more time you gain to make art!  The outdated idea that artists should not pay for promotion is unproductive in the competitive world we live today.

At Circle, as we have proven with some 40 back issues of our publications, our team of experts works hard and smart to see each publication project successfully from conception to production. This book will provide a solid marketing tool for the artist who aims at boosting their resume and wishes to promote their career.

Why choose to publish in Art IDEAL?

Art IDEAL is the newest title in a series of established and respected publications by Circle Foundation. It will provide a valuable addition to the artist's resume as it is a curated selection of artists. It will provide an excellent opportunity for exposure as we circulate each issue widely to an international audience. It is a career-booster for the professional artist who by increasing their list of estimable publications can also increase the market value of their works.

Questions?!

Contact us: info@circle-arts.com