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 different kinds of commissions an artist may undertake. It also suggests what an artist needs to consider before taking on a commission.   A ‘commission’ can cover a range of o… 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 both get what you need out of a commission. For the artist It is your responsibility to deliver something of quality that is true… 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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