How to Build a Contract for Commissioned Artworks

Many artists, ranging from emerging or amateur artists all the way to fully established professionals, create commissioned works for clients. The idea of a commission is that the purchaser has some input into the finished work that they are buying. This can range from vague direction or discussion all the way to specific agreed upon terms for colours, subject matter, materials used, size, etc. It is up to each artist to decide how much input or direction they will accept from a client and how much they prefer to decide for themselves.

Whatever your artistic boundaries are for commissioned works, you should always create a written contract or commission agreement outlining your own stipulations. I have listed some common examples below. Having a written contract signed by both parties is meant to: Continue reading

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New Project: Justifiable Purchases

Justifiable purchase: when the awesomeness of an item outweighs its cost.

Since beginning work on The Practical Art World, I’ve had the chance to connect with many artists and drool over their amazing work. I started a new blog, Justifiable Purchases, as a casual, fun place to share images of artworks that I have found for sale online that make me pause and say OMG.

My plan for Justifiable Purchases is to source out and compile a list of awesome, affordable art and draw attention to some incredible emerging (and established) artists.

I welcome your comments and feedback. Please send me an email: thepracticalartworld [at] gmail [dot] com.