Anonymous: It’s popular, but what’s the value?

This is a true story: An artist attends an interview for a site-specific public art commission involving aspects of community participation. Within a few days she is told she did not get the job. Simu… Continue Reading Anonymous: It’s popular, but what’s the value?

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Louise Trodden: on public art

Louise Trodden, Curator and current Director of Art in the Open/Open City ponders the prospects for artists who make work for the public realm in London. Capital dilemmas: what price public art in Lon… Continue Reading Louise Trodden: on public art

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Briefs and contracts for public art commissions

A commission will lead to a contract for you, as an artist, to create something to a specified brief. That brief is set by the commissioner and can be very loose or very specific. While this article d… Continue Reading Briefs and contracts for public art commissions

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Types of commission

This article introduces the different things an artist may be commissioned for and the sort of things a practitioner might need to consider before taking one on. A ‘commission’ can cover a range of op… Continue Reading Types of commission

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Public art commissions: expressions of interest

The first stage of a commission is when a commissioner approaches an artist for ‘An expression of interest’. What is an ‘expression of interest’ and how do I respond? This is just what it says.  A com… Continue Reading Public art commissions: expressions of interest

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Working relationships in public art commissions

Learn how to develop a relationship with your commissioner so that you each get what you need out of the commission.  For the artist It is your responsibility to deliver something of quality that is t… Continue Reading Working relationships in public art commissions

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Legal articles: commissioning

The Artlaw archive of legal articles contains useful information for artists who have been offered or are interested in obtaining commissions, including: Commissioning an Artist, including an overview… Continue Reading Legal articles: commissioning

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After a public art commission

After your project is finished, it isn’t always a case of walking away. It is important to write into your project plan what happens after your commission and contract has finished. How will the physi… Continue Reading After a public art commission

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