ArtistsUntold, LLC is a Black owned online retail platform that provides up-and-coming Black & underrepresented artists with the opportunity to promote and monetize their artwork through apparel and fine art sales. Creating art is expensive enough, so we provide our platform at no cost - leaving the artist with an income stream that allows them to buy that new paint brush set, 64-inch canvas, or camera lens.
Yup, you read that correctly. Completely free! We pay for web hosting, apparel, shipping, advertising, model shoots, product testing, and more. We have contracts with each artist that allow us to use their work while providing a profit split that is capped at 50%. This means they retain complete ownership of their art & we do not require any exclusivity agreements. This ultimately results in monthly income for each of our partners. In our first year of operation we were able to pay tens of thousands to our partners. As we enter year 2 the ArtistsUntold Team is committed as ever to the success of this venture. Every cent that does not go to the artists is reinvested back into the business.
Being a Black owned business, we want to support our community as much as possible, so we take this into consideration when we hire photographers, marketing agencies, accountants, and models. It's important that ArtistsUntold benefits more than just the artists. We have also planted more than 3,400 trees in various regions in Africa with One Tree Planted's Africa Initiative. The focus is on rebuilding animal habitat, restoring soil and critical watersheds, all while improving the lives of the communities who rely on the forests the most. Our planting partners promote agroforestry and educate farmers on the benefits of improved forestry practices, providing communities with sustainable sources of food, wood, and income. Click the link above to learn more about their projects and help support reforestation in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.
ArtistsUntold is here to promote cultural appreciation, so make a purchase, spread love, be bold, and wear ArtistsUntold.
Environmental Note: ArtistsUntold partners with One Tree Planted to help reduce our carbon footprint and create a sustainable shopping experience for our consumers and the world we live in. We donate 1 tree for every purchase, and have integrated with EcoCart to ensure our orders are carbon neutral. Through both our partnership with EcoCart and One Tree Planted we hope to not only be carbon neutral, but carbon negative.
If you are an artist and interested in having your work featured on ArtistsUntold, please apply here!