WeTransfer is all about making creativity easier, for everyone. That's why we make beautifully obvious tools for every part of your creative process. We know that sometimes getting started is the hardest part, so WePresent, um, presents stories to get things going.
We’re interested in the weird and wonderful ways that creative minds work, and how they shape the world around us.
We want to celebrate and showcase the best art, photography, music and more from around the world, and delve into the messy, but magical creative process.
Diversity is at the center of what we do. We want to tell stories across different communities – whether that's age, race, geography, gender or sexuality. Put simply, more voices = better ideas.
How to submit ideas for the site
There are two types of stories on WePresent – profiles of artists featuring their existing work and newly commissioned projects.
Either way, you can submit you ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't get back to everyone, but we promise (cross our hearts, hope to die, stick a needle in our eye) that we read every single one.
To be considered for a profile make sure to include: Your name and your website/portfolio page; where you live and links to images/videos.
To pitch a new commission, make sure to include: Your name and your website/portfolio page; where you live; a short outline of the idea; why you think it's a good fit for WePresent; a cost in $$$ (even an estimate is useful) and links to previous work.
Some things to consider:
We are looking for unexpected stories about creativity. We don't want to tell the same sorts of stories everyone else is telling.
We like pushing the definition of "creativity" as far as possible.
We are always interested in work-in-progress and behind-the-scenes stuff that adds real insight.
We know the creative process is not always straightforward. We want to tell those stories too.
NELSON MANDELA To mark what would have been the great man's 100th birthday, we showed these never-before-seen sketches Mandela made in his later years of his beloved home village of Qunu
BJÖRK We went deep into the collaboration between the Icelandic star and Jesse Kanda in this short documentary.
RYAN MCGINLEY We launched an online exhibition of unseen work from one of the most important photographers working today. Ryan also spoke candidly about his past and his process.
FKA TWIGS We worked with FKA twigs to make a short film about a dance workshop she held in Baltimore, USA. The film, directed by Nick Walker, captures a unique creative energy.
A MESSAGE FROM EARTH To celebrate the ambition and optimism of the Golden Record, we asked 40 creatives to make new work inspired by the original.