We had a dream that fan artists on Redbubble could team up with their favorite brands to sell fan art. We also had a dream where we accidentally came to work naked, but we can’t talk about that here…
The Fan Art Program is Redbubble’s dream come true – it brings together talented artists from all over the world and household name brands to create one-of-a-kind fan art. And we’ve teamed up with some amazing brands including Netflix, NBC/Universal, and CBS.
If you’re wondering how this all works, here’s a crash-course to get you started.
Study the Guidelines
Don’t worry, there won’t be an exam! However, it’s super important to read the brand’s guidelines before creating or uploading your work. We’ve worked with brands to try and make these as flexible as possible and they’re different for each brand. If a submission is declined, it’s most often because an artist isn’t familiar with the guidelines.
Check out Redbubble’s Current Partnerships
First things first, head over to our Current Brand Partnership page to see which brands are currently accepting submissions. Lucky for you, there are over 40 brands to choose from, and counting.
Tag your work to submit
Tagging your work with the tags listed on the brand’s guidelines page will automatically add your work to the review queue once you hit submit.
But don’t forget to add other relevant tags. Adding only one or two tags means missing out on a lot of potential search traffic. We recommend using about 15 relevant tags, as this gives fans the best chance of finding your design on the marketplace. These might include character names, places, themes, or objects. Check out our Redbubble Tagging 101 post for more tips.
Watch your inbox
You may receive a notification that your work is temporarily suspended. Keep an eye on your email and we’ll let you know as soon as your work has been reviewed.
The Fan Art Program is an ongoing program to allow artists to create new fan art designs and post them safely on Redbubble, without fear of future takedowns. We were inspired by the fan artists already on Redbubble and wanted to create a program to connect artists, brands, and fellow fans alike.
Most importantly, we hope the program inspires you to take a movie, show, or character you love and celebrate it in a way that’s completely unique to your style. We can’t wait to see what you create.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more.
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