Being a non-profit project, we believe it’s important to be transparent about how we operate. The success of Art for Wildlife depends on 3 parties working together. The artist, the buyer and the platform.
The buyer supports the artist, allowing him to create more work. Buying an artwork is also a donation to wildlife, so the buyer accepts to pay a little bit more than he would normally do. The artist who sells its work on Art for Wildlife, can decide to accept a lower than normal net price, using his creativity to donate to wildlife. And we at Art for Wildlife run the platform with volunteers and charge a minimum fee to cover te costs of the payment provider (1,5% + fixed cost), website hosting, development, etc.
And only because we all make an effort, this can succeed.
So here’s how the price breaks down:
Art price (example) $1000
This is the price that the buyer pays including 6% VAT and shipping costs
6% VAT -$60
We need to charge 6% VAT on art, nobody but the government benefits from this
Price excl. VAT $940
Price we receive from the Buyer
Shipping cost -$100
The cost for shipping the artwork from the artist to the buyer. This can vary for each work or artist.
Net price of the artwork $840
What remains after deducting VAT and shipping costs
The NET price of $840 is then split between the artist (65%), wildlife conservation (30%) and the platform (5%) as follows.