Rich and comprehensive artworks can be a treasure trove for unleashing people’s creativity. At Art Bank Taiwan, we provide authorization services for digital images for everyone from all fields, whether you are just a person full of wild ideas or a professional designer, because you have the potential to transform our artworks into something new. Let our artworks enter your lives and stay with everyone who loves art. If you would like to apply for the authorized use of an image at Taiwan Art Bank, please follow the steps provided below.
Art Authorization Procedure
01 Pick the Artwork
Submit an inquiry with your favorite artworks and add them to your “wish list”.
02 Fill Out the Online Application Form
After confirming your artwork list, complete the online application. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by a specially assigned person.
03 Internal Verification
If we require supplementary documents from you, we will notify you to send us such documents so that we can continue the verification procedure and calculate the authorization fee(s).
04 Sign the Papers and Send Payment
The applicant will be notified to sign the necessary papers and remit payment as soon as the application has been approved. Once we receive the payment, we will mail the digital images that the applicant has applied for on a disc or discs, as well as the receipt, to the applicant.
05 Return the Digital Content
Deposits will be returned in full to the applicant once we receive the sample(s), image disc(s), and declaration form(s) regarding the use of documents and determine that the relevant rules have not been violated.
Q & A
How can I apply for the authorized use of Taiwan Art Bank images?
If you are interested in applying for authorization, please contact us
. Cost and fees regarding authorization of images will vary on a case-by-case basis.
What are the image resolution and specifications of the digital images that Art Bank provides?
At Art Bank, we digitalize all purchased artworks into images, whether the artworks are two-dimensional or three-dimensional. The files are available in both RGB and CMYK formats, with resolution ranging from 150 to 400 dpi. We provide images with appropriate resolution based on individual cases that undergo internal assessment.
Why do I need to pay a deposit in addition to paying the authorization fee?
This must be done to satisfy the Taiwan Art Bank digital content program. Each single application that incurs a fee equal to or greater than 1,000 New Taiwan Dollars should pay an additional deposit (which is 20% of the authorization fee). The deposit will be returned to the applicant, without interest, once the applicant returns the digital content to Taiwan Art Bank and has been found to not have violated any rules.
How are for-profit use and non-profit use defined?
Non-profit use means the content is used for non-profit purposes, such as academic research, publication of academic papers, or other educational promotion and activities with public-interest characteristics. Products that have no price tags, such as gifts or not-for-sale products, but are given along with the commercial trade or are used for intermediate profits, cannot be considered “non-profit use”. Art Bank reserves the right to further clarify this definition.
How long will it take after submitting the application before receiving the digital images?
This process takes an average of about 5 to 7 working days. However, Taiwan Art Bank may need to contact the artist out of respect for his/her rights, which may take some time. Therefore, we suggest that applicants inquire as soon as possible if a particular artwork interests them.