Is The Art of Getting Paid The Greatest Art of All?

Talenthouse wants to liberate all artists, which I guess makes them a crowdsourcer with a conscience. I might be suspicious, but one thing jumped out at me right away–the amount of money clients are paying for Talenthouse solutions.
BBH and its client ila DUSK are offering $6500 in prize money and an internship at BBH/London for winning contestants in films, photography and design. Likewise, Adidas is ponying up $20,000 for winning goggle designs to be worn by an Adidas-sponsored athlete at 2010 Winter Olympics.
Here’s a promotional video from the company, which maintains offices in Mountain View, CA and London:

Talenthouse is focused in five creative areas: film, fashion, photography, music and graphic design. What, writers don’t rate? Nope, not unless they can shoot and edit video or take a deep dive into Illustrator and re-emerge with a “look”.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.