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Art Commission Contracts

So, you’ve decided to commission a piece of artwork and it is now time to explore art commission contracts. Latest Sale explores what should be included in contract negotiations and how to make sure you get it right.

Contract negotiations should principally concern a description of the project and a payment agreement. The description of the project should include size, subject matter, and materials among other things. Next, consider the creative process of the artist you are working with. This is how you will define your different styles and bring them together into the palette. Negotiate copyrights; will the artist include the artwork on their website or in their portfolio, or will you the art collector be the prime copyright holder? Finally, consider timelines. When will the artist be expected to deliver the artwork? Consider also whether there will be check-in points along the way