Do you any up to date information regarding VAT treatment on commission owed to individual non-VAT registered artists from galleries that may or may not be VAT registered themselves?

The legal and business situation discussed in the 1979 article posted in the Artlaw Archive has been overtaken by many and various events over the past 36 years, and especially Directives on VAT intro …

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What should I be aware of when working with public or private commissioners?

When working with either public or private commissioners, it is important to have a good working relationship and a sound contract or letter of agreement clearly stating what you will do, how much and …

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Can the body commissioning an artwork subsequently terminate the agreement?

Invariably when undertaking a public commission you should have a written agreement with the commissioning body before you undertake any work. Unless the agreement specifically addresses the possibili …

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What should I do if a commission is rejected after it has been completed?

Artists sometimes find that a commissioned work – either public or private – is rejected after the commission has taken place. Ideally, a commission contract should be in writing, in which case writte …

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