Hey Artists, we wanted to inform you of some new executive decisions made regarding Canvas Threads. Hopefully most of you like the changes.
Canvas will be rebranded as NOTW
Canvas as a brand will go away, but will exist under the brand NOTW. The company decided to put all our energy on building one brand, instead of spreading ourselves thin and trying to promote several separate brands. If you’ve noticed, C28 has also been rebranded as NOTW. Most of the features offered on Canvas will still exist, and so will the site.
There will no longer be forums
Over the years we’ve seen how the forums were used in a way that was never intended by us. Oftentimes, the forums have deviated from the goal of glorifying God and helping our artists create for the Creator. There are plenty of other social channels to utilize. We are narrowing the focus of what we do here.
The voting feature will be gone
At the start of Canvas, we had every intention of letting the voting system pick Canvas winners. However, we saw that there was very little correlation between vote score and customer demand. So instead of keeping the voting system, which has little influence on winners being picked and often has our artists perplexed when they get a high score and their design isn’t picked, we’ll do away with it.
Compensation will now be $300 cash prize
The royalties have been confusing for artists and for our accounting department. There are many questions and inquiries that arise when trying to keep up with a royalty system. Initially, we wanted to pay out based on the performance of the t-shirt. However, we have seen a host of issues with this format. We’re going back to a one time payout, which our artists have always preferred. Those who have t-shirts receiving royalties will continue to receive royalties, but starting March 1st, 2014, all submissions will enter into the new payout method.