Galleries are onchain galleries for digital art, largely composed of two main products:

  • A public storefront that showcases your Exhibitions, individual works for sale, and sales history to collectors.
  • A private dashboard that provides insights and tooling to help you manage your gallery.

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Before getting started, you’ll want to connect your wallet to Foundation as your first step.


Creating a gallery

The trending Galleries page is your starting point for creating a new gallery - the flow provides a step-by-step guide to adding a gallery to the Foundation Marketplace.

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Click Trending in the upper left-hand corner of every page, select Galleries, and then click Create a gallery in the upper right-hand corner.

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There are several important top-level components of your new gallery:

  • Gallery name: The title and top-level identity of your gallery and its participating NFTs. The gallery name will be recorded on the blockchain; you’ll want to double-check that it’s correct and free of errors, as you cannot change it later.
  • (Optional) Team: If you plan to launch your gallery with multiple people, team members can be added to help manage your gallery and access your dashboard. After creating your gallery, you can add more team members later using your dashboard.
  • Chain: Curators can create a gallery on Base or Ethereum. Make sure to choose the chain that you want to launch your gallery on. This cannot be changed later.

To add team members to your gallery:

  1. Click + to add team members to your gallery.
  2. Enter the username or the wallet address of the team member and click Add.
  3. After you click Add, use the drop-down arrow next to the username to make the team member an admin or an editor.

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  • If you forget to do this step, the team members will automatically be assigned as admins. If you want to edit this later, you will have to edit the team members and assign a different role through the dashboard.
  • After you add team members and select their roles, click Done.

If everything looks good, click Create gallery, confirm the transaction in your wallet, and pay the required gas fee to create your gallery. 

Your gallery is now created!

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After your gallery is created you’ll be taken to the dashboard to continue to set up your gallery and launch your opening exhibition.


Create an exhibition

This curatorial tool gives you the ability to create distinct, time-based shows, similar to how a gallery creates exhibitions. Creating an exhibition will allow you to add artists to an allowlist so they can sell artwork in your gallery.

These Exhibitions have their own custom allowlist and curator fee. Sellers added to the allowlist can list their NFTs, or launch their Drops, or Editions directly into the exhibition.

Learn how to create an exhibition.

* Please note that if you have a gallery created before April 12th, 2024, with a pre-existing allowlist, you will be able to continue to use your gallery's allowlist without creating an exhibition, and sellers can continue to list directly into your gallery.

All galleries created after that date won't have allowlist capabilities, and curators will need to create an exhibition for sellers to list and launch their works.

Please reach out to Foundation Support if you have any questions!


Selling NFTs in an exhibition

Sellers can list and schedule NFT listings in their gallery exhibitions with Reserve Auctions or Buy Now's. The number of NFTs that can be added to a gallery exhibition is unlimited.

Learn how to sell NFTs in your gallery.

Launch an edition in an exhibition

Edition collections are smart contracts designed for unlimited minting of a specific NFT for up to 7 days. After that, minting is closed on that edition contract forever.

You can launch your edition collection in an exhibition during the creation flow. For guidance on launching your new edition collection in a gallery, take a look at our Create an Edition article. Each mint will pay the curator the designated curator fee.

Launch a drop in an exhibition

Drops are NFT collections with fixed collection sizes and Fixed or Dynamic NFT Pricing that can be minted blind by collectors. The NFT assets are then revealed at a later date of your choosing.

You can launch your drop collection in an exhibition during the creation flow. For guidance on launching your new drop collection in an exhibition, take a look at our Schedule your drop article. Each mint will pay the curator the designated curator fee.

Base Drops may only be added to a Base gallery exhibition. You cannot add an L2 Drop to a non-L2 gallery.


Design your gallery

Now that your gallery has been created, you can navigate to the gallery page and begin customizing it. Make your gallery stand out by adding a unique logo, header image, and description. On the gallery creation confirmation page, click View dashboard, or navigate to your profile and click the Galleries tab, then click Dashboard.

These details can be edited at any time. Learn how to design your gallery by using your Galleries dashboard.


Customizing your gallery Homepage

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Your gallery Homepage is the landing page of your gallery, where you can spotlight a specific drop, edition, listing, or exhibition. To spotlight an item on your gallery homepage, learn more about using your gallery dashboard.

Now that you’ve successfully created and customized your gallery, you can continue to prompt sellers to list their NFTs, launch their Drops and Editions in an exhibition, and begin marketing your curation on Foundation.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to help!

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