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The Opportunity

Imagination The Aboriginal Gifting Co. is creating a new Indigenous product line. We are seeking Indigenous artists with fresh and distinctive styles from across Canada to partner and grow with us, through this new product line. This partnership will be the creation of a new Imagination product line with Indigenous art as its focus. Imagination is also expanding its current greeting art card collection. This opportunity offers the artist high visibility and exposure nationally and internationally, and is part our royalty program. We are excited to launch this new and innovative venture.

Who Are We?

Imagination The Aboriginal Gifting Co. is a Canadian business. 2019 marks our 19th successful year in business. 

Imagination is a full service company offering custom branding promotional products, corporate brand creation, ceremonial tobacco manufacturing and sales, and our own unique line of Aboriginal art and gifts. We take great pride in our technology-driven approach to delivering professional services which consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our vision is, “To lead the industry in unique and responsible ways that leave our customers feeling proud and fulfilled.” 

We are 100% Indigenous owned and operated. Our national clients include the general public, not-for-profit organizations, small, medium and large sized businesses, government, First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations and companies.

Who We Work With?

Imagination has distinguished our company within the gifting industry through our custom branded line of products, which feature the work of over 30 Canadian Indigenous artists. These artists have honoured us by allowing our organization to reproduce their work on corporate gifts, promotional products, and art cards. Our copyright licensing agreements with the artists ensure that they retain full ownership and control over their work, and how their images are reproduced. Artists are paid royalties each time their art is reproduced.

How Does It Work?

Imagination enters into copyright licensing agreements with Indigenous artists’ whose artwork it reproduces. The artists retain ownership of their original copyright artwork. Artists are compensated through royalty payments on all product sales where their artwork is represented. Artists are showcased online and on products where their artwork is represented. There is full disclosure between artists and Imagination in all areas of product being sold (e.g. pricing, costs, royalty, copyright licensing agreements, marketing, sales, etc.).

Downloadable product template sheets are available for all products that Imagination is selling featuring Indigenous artwork. Please download and view the product specifications and requirements. This opportunity focuses on two different types of products:


1. Indigenous Gifts:

a. Imagination will curate the imagery submitted by the artists, and choose the fitting imagery for the product.
b. Copyright licensing agreements have a 12-month or once product has sold termination clause, whichever comes first.
c. Artists provide: high resolution tiff image or vector art file, artist’s biography, art medium, and artwork copyright information.
d. Products will vary that the artwork is imprinted on, but will first be approved by the artist.
e. Products are marketed to individual buyers, retailers, corporations, organizations and government.

2. Greeting Cards:

a. Imagination will take all images that artists submit to the Imagination collection.
b. Copyright licensing agreements have a 30-day termination clause (on all new images received after Jan 2019 onward).
c. Artists provide: high resolution tiff image of artwork, artist’s biography, art medium, and artwork copyright information.
d. Art cards are sold in 2 sizes 5” x 7” and 6” x 6”.
e. Art cards are marketed to individual buyers, retailers, corporations, organizations and government.
f. Art cards are sold in cellophane to retailers, imprinted to corporations, matted in cellophane, and framed and matted.
g. Where artists are interested/willing the art card images can also be reproduced into unlimited reproduction 12” x 18” prints.

How To Get Involved?

Imagination invites you to take a look at who we are and the type of products we currently sell at www.imaginationgroup.ca. You can learn more about us, including our profiles, and determine if Imagination is a good fit for you and your artwork. You will need to submit your biography and visuals of the artwork you would like Imagination to consider. At the submission stage, we accept a lower resolution images from artists.

To learn more about our new product line, download any of the templates on this page. As new products are developed,more downloadable templates will be available.

Our new product line will create an increasing opportunity for all Indigenous artists and their unique art imagery.



 

Imagination is excited to start working with you! If you have any questions please feel free to email info(at)imaginationgroup.ca. Please use Call to Artists in the subject line. Thank you.

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