Many artists report that they plan to work until they die.
Before investing lots of time in researching funding and finance options, it’s best to spend some time working out exactly how much – and what kind – of money you need.
Whether you are receiving benefits or not, it will be useful to follow this step.
The following terms could be the basis of negotiation for an initial contract, and provide some idea of the potential obligations the gallery would have toward the artist.
Having adequate insurance means that your work, studio, equipment or materials can be replaced if they are stolen or damaged, and protects you if an accident occurs while you are leading workshops or working with the public.
An artist recently raised an important question about leaving work with a gallery who had insisted on disclaiming liability for taking care of the work whilst in their possession.
The typewriter ribbon had the grace to hold out until I entered the last full stop on my overdue column for Art Occasionally.
A fundamental problem artists continually bring to Artlaw is the need for basic information and advice on how to set up and maintain a 'business' as an artist; it's a question of survival.
Valuing artworks for any purpose can be a headache.