What is Wonderstreet?
WonderStreet is an invite-only platform for designers and artists in the UK to showcase and sell their creations online.
Aimed at UK creatives, WonderStreet grows through invites alone, which ensures the platform reaches real people who are looking to build their art portfolios and reach out to new networks, while promoting their work to truly interested people using WonderStreet’s dedicated connection tools.
While many art platforms exist primarily to generate revenue from established artists, WonderStreet is unique in its desire to give great exposure to all creatives, through showcasing and promoting their work for free.
Only claimed pictures are allowed on WonderStreet, which means every single piece of art featured on WonderStreet has been posted by the artist or copyright holder and not by anyone else. The artists and designers who use WonderStreet keep the copyright to all their work and can delete it at any time.
Promotion through WonderStreet can take many forms, such as through social media and especially through personal WonderStreet interviews, galvanising a tribe of likeminded individuals to whom the art really appeals.
The benefit for buyers
As well as getting inspiration for jobs that they need doing or for things that they want to buy, buyers can post images (either their own or ones that they’ve found somewhere else) or write requests for anything they need. Relevant sellers can then deliver exactly what they’re after.
The benefit for sellers
Sellers can add pictures of anything that they want to advertise. They can showcase work and, if someone ‘requests’ something that a seller can deliver, then a seller can use the private messaging service to get in touch with that person and potentially arrange a transaction. With links to sellers’ websites and the ability to set up a Wonderstreet store, Wonderstreet is an exclusive, different and powerful marketing tool.
What’s the difference between claiming a picture and adding a picture?
If a user ‘claims’ a picture, they’re telling Wonderstreet that either the image is theirs, or that they’ve got permission to use it on Wonderstreet. When we talk about adding a picture, we just mean that users can upload images to Wonderstreet. If a user has added a picture that they own it will go live and visible on Wonderstreet immediately. If a user has added a picture that belongs to someone else, or one that they’ve found on another website, it won’t go live until the owner has given us their permission and ‘claimed’ it.
Need more help?
That’s just an overview. Please see our FAQs for specific details on how to use Wondersteet.