Commissioning Religious Artworks
This simple guide is for those who have an interest in commissioning religious artwork and would like to know a little more about the process.
Most commissions follow the pattern given below;
- Client Enquiry, accompanied by images and requirements.
- Artist and Client discuss needs and possibilities.
- Signed agreement of works is exchanged and deposit paid
- Works commence and is developed through to actual completion.
- Payment and delivery
Below are some practical considerations for the client and artist, understanding each others requirements, helps to foster good relationships and effective results.
Works Agreement or Contract
Once the works are agreed upon, both parties must sign a contract or works agreement, this contains practical matters such as named key-holders, for access to the building for works created " In Situ" (On site).
Payments are usually broken into installments;
- 25% Deposit - Research and preparatory drawings, materials.(non-refundable)
- 45% Interim - Work is at a mid-term stage for client approval
- 30% Completion - Work is completed
It is accepted practice that should the client decide to withdraw from the project at any time; payment due for works undertaken by the artist to that date, must be honoured.