Registering as an Artist

Registering as an artist on RtistiQ is easy, you just need to Register as a normal user and choose your purpose to "Sell Art". You can straight away create a detailed profile and upload your artworks baring few things that we explain below to make your Artist profile active.

Prerequisites - To register on our RtistiQ website you would need to provide your full name as registered in your National Identification Card(Like NRIC, Aadhar Card, Green Card etc.) or in your Passport. You need a (digital) copy of your ID and proof of address so RtistiQ can identify you as an artist (seller).

Step 1 – From the RtistiQ landing page click on the Register icon on the top right corner.

Register

A popup window will appear with a link “Register”.

Sign Up

Step 2 – You can register using your e-mail ID (Activation pin will be sent to confirm your mail-id)

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Select Continue with Google or Continue with Facebook and login with your Google or your Facebook account. (See section - Opening a profile with your Google or Facebook login) - You can skip to step 5 if using your social login option.

Step 3 – Fill in the details as indicated in the Register screen, Read and agree to Terms of use and Privacy Policy of RtistiQ and verify that you are not a robot by answering the reCAPTCHA and click on the “Signup” button.

Sign Up

Once you click signup a pop up will appear to enter your OTP (one time password) that has been sent to your e-mail address.

OTP

Step 4 – Sometimes the e-mail might go to your spam folder, please move the e-mail back to your inbox by selecting "not spam" to continue with the registration. Put in your OTP and then click verify.

Step 5 – Select your purpose to register on RtistiQ, whether you have registered to Buy Art, Sell Art or you are a General Art Enthusiast. Select on "Sell Art" to register as an artist and click Finish button.

Purpose

Step 6 – Choose either Artist or Gallery to sell your artwork through this platform, click Done.

Role

Step 7 - The next page will take you a Seller's Agreement. Please read the entire agreement till the end before you click the checkbox below and then click Confirm.

Agreement

Step 8 - You will be taken to a new window to upload your identity documents (upload a copy of your ID and proof of address so we can identify you as a seller.). As an online marketplace we are required to validate the sellers identity and hence the requirement for these documents. They are are stored in an encrypted format and in a secure storage. Please reach out to our artist liason team / curators at artworks@rtistiq.com, if you would need more details.

KYC

Step 9 – You would be redirected to an editable profile page to provide more details about your artistic career. Creating a detailed profile gives the collectors a better perspective abou your art. history and pricing offering a better chances of closing a sale. You may provide a basic profile details and exit to come back later at any point in time to fill rest of the details.

Artist Profile

You may refer to the following link to know more about creating your artist profile Completing Artist Profile

Step 10 - Once you save & exit, you would be directed to your own dashboard page. This would be your landing page whenever you login next to the platform

Artist Dashboard

From the dashboard you may complete few additional steps to complete your profile resistration, before uploading artworks

Step 12 – Create Blockchain Account to tag all your works to a tamper proof Art Registry. Select "Manage Blockchain" under the blockchain block in your dashboard view and click on "Add New Account" button in the new screen.

Blockchain Account

Step 13 - This is an important step in your profile creation and upon completion of this step an unique private key will be generated that acts as a digital signature for the artworks uploaded. It is highly recommended that you save this private key in a secured location and make multiple copies of the same (write in notebook), lest you loose it. Without the key you will not be able to do transactions on our platform. __Do not share your private key with others__. If you are not using your personal computer for registering on our platform, extra care has to be taken to not leave the private key open for others to view and do not download the private key as this will compromise your digital signature.

Enter an account name in the text field as shown below and click Create Account button

Create Blockchain Account

Step 14 - The system will generate an unique key (non reproducible), you may either copy the key on to clipboard and save it in a secure place / document or you can click on "Download key store file" button to save the private key on your local drive. After securing private key, click on Close button.

Private key

The new window will show your Account name and Public Address to be used for tagging your artwork ownership

Blockchain Address

Step 15 - Add your pickup Address - On the left side you can expand the Account Settings menu to select Address Book. Click on Add new address to provide your pickup address.

Address book

Step 16 - Update all the fields in order to update your billing/shipping address as shown in screenshot below. Click on Done button to complete Address Book.

Add Address

Step 17 - Click My Dashboard on the left menu, to return back to the dashboard screen to continue with your profile update, add artwork or manage inventory

You are now set to Add new artwork, which is detailed in the following help document Uploading Artwork By Artist
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