How to negotiate

Everything is negotiable they say, and they’re mostly right. Learn the best way to negotiate in any circumstances and create good working relationships. Artists can often fall into the gratitude trap …

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Brixi: selling in independent shops

You might be keen to sell your work – crafts, editions or the like – via independent shops, but do you know how ‘Sale or Return’ works and how much commission is the norm? Emy Gray, the founder of Bri …

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Steve Messam: on installation

Steve Messam has been working as an installation artist for the last 18 years, specialising in large site-specific, temporary structures. In this article he explains why it pays to engage with the loc …

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Stuart Croft: on artists moving image

Stuart Croft (1970-2015), an artist-filmaker based in London, put together the following five questions and answers to consider when selling artists’ moving image. http://soundcloud.com/artquest/stuar …

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Belgin Bozsahin: on art fairs

This article provides information for recent graduates, artists and craft-makers who are thinking of attending fairs and independent trade shows. We have asked Belgin Bozsahin a few questions on her e …

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Shona Marsh: 7 years of practice

Shona Marsh explains how she managed to take part in designers shows and fairs without having to pay for a stand, and how she accessed money for her business by looking at unusual strands of funding. …

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Katharine Morling: 9 years of practice

Visual artist Katharine Morling looks back on the past nine years since she has set up her business. Providing a wealth of advice for artists, she talks about the best way to approach galleries and ho …

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Editioning

If you work in a medium that can be duplicated, such as photography, digital or print work, then learning how to edition and price your work properly could be a useful way to sell. An edition is a num …

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Helen Johannessen: working with designers and manufacturers

Commissioning somebody else to manufacture and distribute your own designs can be a daunting prospect. Here, Designer Helen Johannessen talks about her journey from making it herself to trusting a pro …

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Jo Heckett: your online showcase

Is your website doing the job of selling your work? And do you know what you need to do if you hold customers’ data? Or who owns copyright in your website? Showing and selling your work online is an i …

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