The online world and the rise of social media has changed the artistic game and opened up a whole new world for creatives. Artists at all levels are now taking to online spaces to share their craft and connect with their fans. Due to the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, artists are learning to adapt to a “new normal” and are strengthening their online presence. With more downtime to express their creative flair, art has been flourishing, leading to more artists than ever showing off their skills to online audiences.
Creativity and OnlyFans go hand in hand, making it the perfect platform for these artists to showcase their best content without giving it away for free. So whether your speciality is fine art, crafting, illustrations, sculptures or graphic design, with OnlyFans talented artists have a place to monetise their work and express their imaginations endlessly.
Here are just a few ways artists can use OnlyFans as a canvas for their innovations:
Connect with your fanbase
Artists need audiences and social media enables you to find that audience without even leaving your studio. Connecting with people around the globe, you can now find those with similar artistic tastes looking for the type of art you are making. With many galleries being closed, the artistic community are using online platforms to connect with those who appreciate their work. OnlyFans is a space where you can be your best authentic self, allowing you to be validated without a gallery, avoiding the elitism of the art world and allowing you to get close to your biggest fans. Whether you choose to have a free account and create a ‘fan club’ for those who appreciate your work or you choose to set a subscription fee, one thing is for sure: art is something to be discussed. What better space than a platform where you can scope out your biggest fans, eliminate trolls and connect with those who have a genuine interest?
Putting your gallery behind a paywall
We all appreciate the time and effort it takes to produce an amazing piece of artwork, so why give away your best work for free? The online world has given artists a way to avoid gallery commissions and with OnlyFans, monetising your art has never been easier. Setting a subscription price to your profile allows you to spend less time chasing sales and more time creating. You can even use OnlyFans to collect commissions. Fans can pay to view your work via PPV direct messages and can even give you a ‘tip’ if they are wowed by your artistic genius. Creators often create a tip ‘menu’, offering custom content in return for a certain level of tip. If you choose to have a free account you can have PPV posts which fans can choose to unlock, saving your best work for those who really want to see it. You could offer secret reveals of paintings or gallery showcases that your biggest fans will be willing to spend to reveal.
The expression of art is beautiful to watch, so why not bring your fans along to witness your genius at work? The Go Live feature on OnlyFans is a great way to build relationships within your fan community by interacting with them in real-time. Whether you are a master of sketching or a graphic design whizz, you can share your best tips and techniques and teach your fans through lessons and critiques. Live-streaming can also provide a way of sharing the person behind the easel, providing a space to show off your best authentic self through behind the scenes and Q&As. During the coronavirus lockdown, galleries have even been seen to host online exhibitions and with OnlyFans you can charge an entry fee for the chance to be involved.
As OnlyFans is an 18+ platform, there is more creative freedom for artists. Unlike other social platforms, there are fewer limitations and censoring, meaning you can be unrestrained with your art. By not relying on ad-based platforms, artists of all specialities can have more control over their content and increased financial stability.
Fundraising is often vital for the artistic community. Many OnlyFans creators use the platforms as a way to collect donations for good causes. Holding an auction is a great way for artists to raise money and with OnlyFans this has bever been easier. You can even create a wishlist where fans can choose to pay for important tools and materials that you or your local art centre may need.