Airbnb of Artist – Book An Artist raises $400K

Airbnb of Artist – Book An Artist raises $400K and crosses $1M in artwork commissions.

Local Melbourne start up which makes the process of finding and hiring artists super easy is growing fast since 2020. Book An Artist, founded in 2019 is currently helping people and businesses find local street and mural artists to paint murals for their spaces. The start up is currently live in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and London. Clients include major retails chains like Rebel sports, iPLay as well as 100s of restaurants and cafes, architects, childcare centers, private residential owners etc. The start-up has seen a major uptick in demand driven by word of mouth, averaging an art project a day. The start up has now also expanded to London where they have painted for international brands like Netflix and Sony Music. There is a huge interest from the artist community to join the platform as it takes away the effort of finding clients and managing commissions. The platform allows the artist to manage their leads, receive payments using credit cards and provides insurance. It also allows artists to take on jobs they like and fit their expectations and say no the ones that are not for them. The $400K raise was led by Skalata ventures.