Frequently Asked Questions
Grandpa’s Art Basics: Accountability
Grandpa’s Art Basics: Getting involved
Grandpa’s Art Basics: Reporting an item
Grandpa’s Art prohibits art that is illegal, heavily regulated, or potentially dangerous for Buyers.
- Any item claiming to cure, treat, or prevent an illness or condition (whether via a device, app, book, nutritional supplement, or other means).
- Contests, coupons, gambling, and raffles.
- Energy food and drinks.
- Offensive material (e.g., hate speech, encouraging violence against others, etc).
- Offering a genetically modified organism.
- Live animals. Art cannot include live animals.
- Offering alcohol.
- Offering financial, money-processing, or credit services; financial intermediaries or cash-equivalent instruments; travel services (e.g., vacation packages); phone services (e.g., prepaid phone services, 900 numbers); and business marketing services.
- Political fundraising.
- Pornographic material.
- Weapons, replicas of weapons, and weapon accessories.
If your Art involves something illegal, heavily regulated, or potentially dangerous for buyers and it is not on this list, your Art still may be denied for sale on Grandpa’s Art.
How to Get Press and Spread the Word About your Art.
An essential question that every Artist Member asks when they're posting their art is how they'll spread the word and get support from audiences beyond their friends and family. How do you get journalists and bloggers to write about your Art? How do you grow support and get people super excited to buy your art?
Step 1: Put together a list of your contacts
Knowing who your audience is and how to reach them is a must before posting your art for sale. And getting all of those contacts organized in one place is a smart move, no matter if you’re selling your art or not.
Step 2: Write an elevator pitch and have pictures ready to describe and show your art ahead of time
In addition to putting together a compelling video and description, plan content for updates, emails, and social media before you post. Share the language with your team to make sure that everyone’s on the same page.
Step 3: Plan how you’ll approach press and blogs
Research publications and blogs that cover your creative themes. And don’t just focus on large outlets. A blog, zine, or Facebook group with a dedicated following might do more to help you reach the right people than a larger publication with a less focused group of readers.
Step 4: Organize a team of trusted collaborators
It’s okay to ask for help, especially when you have trustworthy and talented teammates. Think about people that have helped you with projects in the past, and don’t forget to use the collaborators feature.
Step 5: Make sure you research before partnering with a marketing service or promotion service
If you’ve run a business submission before, then you’ve probably heard from a few marketing or PR services that promise support and votes.