ArtSteps works on a system of micro-payments, which allows you to purchase gallery’s storage space and exhibition time using our currency called credits. Buy Pay-as-you-go credits whenever you wish.
You may use ArtSteps credits if you have signed up for Premium or if you have upgraded your account from free to Premium. There is a minimum charge of 50 euro for Signing up for Premium or updating your free account. For 50 euro, you get 25000 credits. That’s 500 credits for 1 euro or 1 credit costs 0,002 euro… well you get the point.
With ArtSteps credits you can extend your virtual gallery’s storage and your exhibitions' publication period. To be more accurate, you can purchase upload slots and exhibition months. One upload slot costs 30 credits, paid in advance. One exhibition month costs 2500 credits, also paid in advance.
To manage your ArtSteps credits, first log in to ArtSteps. In the upper right hand top navigation bar, click Settings and then the third tab, ‘Credits’. In this page, you can either acquire credits or purchase upload slots.
To acquire credits, first select the number of credits you wish to buy and click ‘Proceed’. A window will pop up with your credits cost in euro. Select the ‘Pay Now’ button and you will be redirected to PayPal in order to complete your payment.
To purchase upload slots, first select the number of upload slots you wish to get and click 'Purchase'. A window will pop up with your slots cost in credits. Select ‘Proceed’ to confirm your purchase. You will get the selected number of upload slots for the corresponding credits amount that will be removed from your credit balance.
To purchase exhibition months, click 'Exhibitions' in the upper right hand top navigation bar and then ‘Edit’ under the exhibition you wish to publish or extend its publication period if it is already published. You may purchase exhibition months for your current exhibitions, since publishing your permanent collection is free. To purchase exhibition months, either while publishing or extending one exhibition, just select a publication period of your choice and then click 'Publish' or 'Extend'. One exhibition month costs 2500 credits. Your exhibition will be published or extended for the selected number of months and the corresponding credits amount will be removed from your credit balance.