Setting a price for your art work

The price of your art work depends on past prices and the amount of work available There is no standard way to set a price for your work. Like all things for sale…

How to negotiate

Everything is negotiable they say, and they’re mostly right. Learn the best way to negotiate in any circumstances and create good working relationships. Artists can often fall into the gratitude trap – being so happy that someone…

Brixi: selling in independent shops

You might be keen to sell your work – crafts, editions or the like – via independent shops, but do you know how ‘Sale or Return’ works and how much commission is the norm? Emy…

CHARLIE SMITH london: how commercial galleries find artists

Director of CHARLIE SMITH london, Zavier Ellis shares his experiences on finding and working with artists (2013). My perspective in running a gallery is very curatorial, but I am also an art…

Own Art: How and why do collectors collect?

This series of films, commissioned by Own Art as a way to introduce their programme, also gives an interesting insight into how and why people decide to collect art, and their motivations…

Editioning

If you work in a medium that can be duplicated, such as photography, digital or print work, then learning how to edition and price your work properly could be a useful way to sell. An edition is a number…

Your intellectual property rights

As an artist, you have specific and well established legal rights, as well as general protection under the law on things like employment or getting paid. For a good overview of some of your rights as…

Gallery commission

As part of your agreement with a gallery, the final selling price will be made of the price you charge plus an extra sum, called a commission – an amount added on by the gallery to help pay…

Artist resale rights

Whenever a musician sells a track, they receive a small payment, or royalty, from the transaction. Since 2006, when an artwork is resold on the secondary market by a gallery, dealer or auction house for over €1,000,…

Commercial gallery relationships

Commercial galleries are businesses that aim to sell art – and as with any business you work with, it’s important to understand their motivations, the people who work there and the way that they work, and to…

Corporate art collections

There can be some good opportunities for artists to sell or rent their work to corporations. Although the security concerns of many companies mean the audience will be limited in size, work in a corporate collection gives…

Artist responsibilities toward galleries

As well as gallery responsibilities to artists, artists have responsibilities to act in a respectable and professional manner in their dealings with their galleries. To provide ‘sufficient work’ for an annual, or otherwise regular, exhibition, to…

Insurance

Having adequate insurance means that your work, studio, equipment or materials can be replaced if they are stolen or damaged, and that you are protected if an accident occurs while you are working with the public. There are two…