Ursula Kelly: working full time and being an artist

Trade Secrets Episode 6: In this interview artist Ursula Kelly talks on keeping her practice going in the capital. Artist and printmaker Ursula Kelly talks about how she manages to keep her practice g… Continue Reading Ursula Kelly: working full time and being an artist

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Fees for new graduates

Many people and arts organisations recommend that artists assign themselves an hourly wage and then consider the total time it took to make the work to reach an artists fee; the idea being that if you… Continue Reading Fees for new graduates

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Online fee calculators

There are a number of specialist and non-specialist websites and online resources that can help you to calculate a daily rate, or continue to provide issues to consider when coming up with one. Calcul… Continue Reading Online fee calculators

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Calculating a fee

The best research you can do about coming up with a fee for a specific project is to ask the project planners how much the budget is, or at least how much the fees part of the budget is. This will ind… Continue Reading Calculating a fee

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Experience and fees

More experienced artists will command a higher rate than recent graduates, just as in other forms of employment; the tricky element in this is that there is no defined ‘career progression’ in the visu… Continue Reading Experience and fees

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Project fees from daily rates

Once you come up with a daily rate, you can begin to calculate rates for shorter or longer projects. Bear in mind that fee rates assume that you are unlikely to be working full-time on something; if y… Continue Reading Project fees from daily rates

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Invoicing

An invoice is a bill you send to someone for the amount they owe you for payment of fees. Most organisations will not pay self employed people until they submit an invoice. Most invoices should includ… Continue Reading Invoicing

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Waiving your fee

Being a ‘professional’ means that you should get paid for your work – how much you get paid is one of the key questions for you to consider. The standard position should be: if you’re working, you sho… Continue Reading Waiving your fee

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