GYST Affiliate Program

ARE YOU A SCHOOL, ORGANIZATION, NON-PROFIT, or arts community leader?


The GYST Affiliate Program offers wholesale, discounts, and bulk pricing of our great products and services for schools, organizations, and non-profits. The GYST Affiliate Program primarily acts as a way for organizations to engage their members with valuable benefits and offers.  We offer great exposure to your institution on our website and social media platforms.

The GYST software usually retails for $129, but members of affiliate organizations (including patrons, staff, faculty, and alumni) can get it for $99 by simply entering their unique affiliate code when purchasing items on our website.  Other discounts include $5 off GYST publications.

In addition, your members have access to our resources, which are extensive. Under our resources tab, we have hundreds of pages of vital information for artists in the form of articles as well as resources for further contact. Our Pinterest site have multiple boards with pins on every organization in the Greater Los Angeles area, the US and the World. We have services for artists and other discounts.

The GYST Affiliate program is easy to join. Simply fill out the form below.  Once we receive your information and approve your application, we will add your organization or institution to our list of affiliates. You help us support artists and we in turn, help you generate income and fulfill your mission to artists. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or (323) 663-4480.

We want to Give back (NEW!!!)

We updated the GYST Affiliate Program to include a new revenue earning opportunity.  For each coupon code used to purchase either GYSTPro software and/or our GYST publications, you will receive payment. We will send you $20 for each GYSTPro software sold, and $5 for each GYST Publication sold. As a GYST Affiliate member of our new program, we will highly suggest that you to send out your affiliate coupon codes at least once a year to your members and or mailing list.

GYST Affiliate Program payment options include:

1.  Receive the proceeds earned from affiliated GYST sales to benefit and support your organization.

2. Donate the proceeds earned from affiliated GYST Sales to benefit the GYST Workshop Scholarship Program.  This program assists low-income artists cover the cost of the registration fees for GYST workshops.

Arts organizations

If your mission includes support of artists, giving a discount to your members can add to your benefits program. Each member of your organization gets $30 off the GYSTPro Software, and you get $20 for each referral and use of the coupon code we send you. In addition, your members get $5 off our publications, and you receive $5. If you are not currently on our Pinterest site, we either don't know about you or your website does not have a pin-able image. Contact us at info at gyst-ink dot com. We also have bulk sales if you have a bookstore, which will generate even more earned income for your organization.


Offer our software and manuals to your school and distribute to every student! A practical gift for the outgoing student in order for them to make the smooth transition into a professional artist.    One of the best graduation gifts an artist can receive. Use this software in your professional practices classes for students. Make it available to your faculty and staff who are artists.

 We offer bulk sales to schools with a price break at the quantity of 10 or more.

We also offer a one-day workshop to lead your students/faculty through the basics of the software and/or on professional practices.


We treat collaborative groups of artists just like we do arts organizations.


We offer an affiliate status to individuals as well. You can sign up earn income by referring GYSTPro to your friends, family, social connections and more. When someone uses your coupon, we send you a check. Great way to supplement your income as an artist. It helps us help other artists we would not necessarily have contact with.

Wholesale options

Offer GYST products and services to your members as an earned income strategy while supporting your local artists. You may discount our products for your members, or use as an incentive to increase memberships.  Use the software in your professional practices classes or workshops for artists of all kinds.

We offer bulk sales to non-profits with a price break at the quantity of 10 or more.

How it works

1. Fill out an application.
2. Let us know when you will be able to notify your members or alumni so we can meet any deadlines you may have for getting the appropriate information to you. 
3.  After we review your application, we will contact you directly regarding the details.

Upon approval, we will add your organization or institution name to our website, and send you discount codes and customized promotional material to send to your members or alumni. In order to receive the discount, the buyer will need to enter the unique discount code we provide your organization.

Our Great GYST Affiliates 

Are you a member of a non-profit or other arts organization? GYST has already made arrangements with a number of nonprofit organizations for their members to receive discounts to GYST software. If you would like your local artists' organization to participate, let them know about our program and have them contact us. IF YOU ARE NOT LISTED HERE, your affiliate status may have expired. Please contact us to renew.

Alliance of Artist Communities, Providence, RI: The Alliance gives a collective voice on behalf of its members, small and large, that leverages support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists.

Arroyo Arts Collective, Los Angeles, CA: As a grassroots arts organization, the Arroyo Arts Collective has established a record of service to northeast Los Angeles that is distinctive both in its creative approach to community activities and in its appreciation for the artistic heritage of the Arroyo area. Members will receive a discount.

ArtExchange, Long Beach, CA: The ArtExchange supports working artists and arts education through the development of a world-class visual arts center reflecting the rich cultural heritage of our community.

The Arts Tune-Up program (Los Angeles County Arts Commission), Los Angeles County, CA: The Arts Tune-Up program was first introduced in 2002/2003. The Tune-Up is designed around an informal round-robin process in which participants visit 5 expert discussions and topic presentations. The Arts Commission partners with a local municipality or institution to present the Tune-Up in a municipal or institutional venue. The Tune-Ups are an opportunity for the Arts Commission to outreach beyond its grants program and provide valuable information to both artists and organizations.

ArtNetwork: ArtNetwork has been helping artists empower themselves since 1986. We continue to grow by bringing you new approaches to marketing your work and growing your art business.

Artists Meeting Place (AMP): AMP connects artists and behind-the-scenes collaborators of all genres, including musicians, painters, performance artists, writers, dancers, and many more, with resources, opportunities, and personal connections. Many AMPers also provide free temporary lodging for other members. With thousands of members in 85 countries, AMP enthusiastically and energetically builds bridges between artists, audiences, and producers through our website, as well as at AMP-hosted parties and multimedia events worldwide. AMP is free to join. The only 'cost' is your energy and enthusiasm in building a global artistic community and helping fellow artists.

The Belmar Arts Council, Belmar, NJ: Belmar Arts is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish; offering diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages, all year-round; and promoting expanded public participation in and support for the arts.  The organization, founded in 2004, is a non-profit corporation staffed primarily by volunteers and governed  by a Board of Trustees.

California Community Foundation (CCF), Los Angeles, CA: The California Community Foundation (CCF) unites the power of philanthropy with innovative strategies to create greater equity, opportunity and prosperity in Los Angeles County.  They have served as a public, charitable organization since 1915, empowering donors to pursue their own personal passions and to collaborate with CCF in transforming Los Angeles.  CCF stewards more than $1.4 billion in total assets and manages nearly 1,600 charitable foundations, funds and legacies. 

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Alumni Association, Valencia, CA: Established in 2001, the Alumni Association was created to support a "community of the arts" among its members and the present student body, faculty, and staff of the Institute. Their efforts assist our members and the Institute to continue CalArts' mission to foster innovation in the arts within the broadest context possible. As a group, they are committed to supporting the CalArts community by:
- providing benefits and services to alumni
- representing alumni interests to the Institute
- serving as an advisory group for the Director of Alumni Relations
- offering resources and encouragement to current students

                                                 *If you are a CalArts alumni, you qualify for a discount.

Center for Creative Innovation (CCI), Los Angeles, CA: If you are a current member of CCI, you will receive a discount. Please send your member number and expiration date with your order.

Chicano Art of Atzlan: Online venue for Latino activists for political exchange. The publisher/webmaster, Guillermo-William Bejarano is a former member of the Mechicano Art Center, El Jardin de Flor y Canto, Concilio de Arte Popular, and several state-wide coalition of raza arts organizations.

COSE, Cleveland, OH: The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) Arts Network is a unique resource for the arts community in the greater Cleveland area of Northeast Ohio. Using the array of COSE services and products – a network of small business, access to group health insurance and other benefit programs for small businesses – the COSE Arts Network aims to be a vehicle for the cross-pollination of the business and art worlds. The COSE Arts Network helps strengthen the vital arts and nonprofit sectors of the region’s economy by providing business resources, advocacy, networking events, and educational and professional development programming to its members and nonmembers alike.

* If you are a member of COSE in Cleveland, Ohio, you will receive a discount. Please send us a membership number and expiration date with your order.

CUE Foundation, New York, NY: CUE Art Foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resource

Fractured Atlas, New York, NY: Fractured Atlas is a nonprofit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Their programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. They help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more, all in a context that honors their individuality and independent spirit. By nurturing today's talented but underrepresented voices, they hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.

The Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA: A division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks to cultivate creative, learning and participation in the arts in Iowa. The Iowa Arts Council is dedicated to providing opportunities to enhance the professional capacity of Iowa's arts community at the artist, arts organization and community levels. At the artist level, the Iowa Arts Council offers funding through the Art Project Grant and Artist Fellowship programs, hosts Creative Capital each year for grantees and offers ArtUps which are free online and in-person learning opportunities accessible to all artists in Iowa.

Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA: Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Painting.

Latino Arts NetworkThe Latino Arts Network (LAN) is a professional network of individuals and organizations dedicated to strengthening and promoting California’s Latino Arts.


New York Artists Circle, New York, NY: An online portfolio of art work by a large group of New York artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, book artists, digital artists, and more. It is an online resource for artists, galleries, and collectors. Members of this organization receive a discount on software.

Otis College of Art And Design, Los Angeles, CA: Founded in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1100 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in architecture/landscape/interiors, communication, digital media, fashion design, fine arts, interactive product design, and toy design; and MFA degrees in fine arts, public practice, and writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses.

*If you are a current student, faculty, or alumni of Otis College of Art and Design, please provide us with your ID                        number, or proof of attendance/association to recieve a discount.

The Professional Association of Visual Artists is a 501(c)3 organization that has as its purpose the establishment of the highest professional standards in th visual arts. Started by artists for artists in the Tampa Bay and outlying areas of Florida, it strives to create opportunities for the professional and emerging artist, to provide its membership with an avenue for interaction among colleagues, to serve as a collective voice for its members, to broaden the public understanding of visual arts and to encourage recognition and support of visual arts in the community. To this end, we sponsor two well attended indoor juried art shows each year, the Cool Art Show and 2Cool Art Show, and provide a number of other opportunities, both juried and non juried, for our members to exhibit throughout the year. We offer networking meetings for our membership and educational meetings that are also open to the public. 

Promotional Rescue, Los Angeles, CA: Promotional Rescue a PR consultation firm for indie artists and creative small business owners founded by publicist Melanie Vesey. Working with clients either 1-on-1 or in a workshop setting, Melanie teaches creatives how to elevate their image online, use social media to authentically grow their audience and do outreach that grows lasting relationships with press, reviewers, and larger opportunities, without feeling gross. As a creative herself, Melanie deeply understands that money and time can be tight when it comes to promotion, which is why she's so passionate about empowering other artists with the tools of a publicist at an affordable price.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL: The mission of the Alumni Association is to encourage and foster alumni involvement in SAIC in ways that serve the interests and needs of alumni and the School. They acknowledge and embrace alumni as vital stakeholders of the institution and value the contributions they make to the School, the world of art and design and to each other’s creative lives.

*Alumni, students, faculty and staff will receive a special discount. Please send us your graduation date.

Side Street Projects (SSP), Pasadena, CA: Founded in 1992 by Karen Atkinson and Joe Luttrell, Side Street Projects is a completely-mobile, artist-run nonprofit organization. Our mission is to give artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors. We teach artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context.

*If you are a current member of Side Street Projects in Pasadena, you can receive a discount. Please send us your membership number and expiration date with your order.

Smartly is a way to take the one-on-one conversations I’ve been having for years with artists about personal finance to a broader audience, so that we can all benefit from our collective knowledge and open dialogue. Founded by Christina Empedocles, MFA, CFEI. 

The Sautee Nacoochee Center, Sautee-Nacoochee, GA: The Sautee Nacoochee Center is a non-profit Center for the Arts dedicated to nurturing creativity and committed to preserving and protecting the natural and historical resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys of Northern Georgia and the surrounding area. The SNCA maintains the Sautee Nacoochee Center, a thriving cultural and community center housed in a restored rural schoolhouse. The Center offers a Folk Pottery Museum, Theater, Gallery, School of Visual Arts, Dance Studio, History Museum, Heritage Site, Nature Preserve, Environmental Studies Room and Conference Facilities. The Center is established as an official Historic District and was voted one of "The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America."

Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Sun Valley, Idaho: Wood River Valley Studio Tour, Inc. is an Idaho non‐profit organization celebrating the artistic talent of the Sun Valley, Idaho community, by connecting artists, art lovers, and those new to art, through an annual exploration of local artist studios. By showcasing the creative community within the Wood River Valley, the tour aims to inspire regional and out of state visitors to travel to the valley to experience first hand the quality of locally produced art, our vibrant community, and the beauty of the valley’s natural environment. Art lovers, collectors, and those interested in learning more about art venture out on self-guided tours to see as many Studio Tour artists and their artworks as possible.  The event connects collectors with artists for engaging dialogue and a glimpse into the life of the working artist.  

Women's Caucus for Art, National: The Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals.