Art commissions — prices and the contract are two key points that artists need to highlight to potential buyers. Provide buyers with the price list of all existing work for reference. Artists, charging a higher price, need to explain the reason. If a buyer wants to hire them for a commission within six months, lock them in at the current price structure.
The contract should include the turnaround time, payment schedule, compositional review date, approval process, shipping options, payment structure, and reproduction and exhibition rights. An artist needs a new contract if they desire to make any changes to their creative process.