Challenges we have faced and overcome with a little nurturing!
Contracts: to have or not have...
Contracts: to have or not have...It seems every coaching blog, or art advisor out there recommends, having your own contract rather than rely on what you might or might not get from a gallery. That said galleries may not be that keen to use yours - and there still seems to be no standard practice on how to operate some still operate on a handshake, and verbal conversation, so where does that leave us... I consigned some work to a new gallery this month and decided to include some key terms and conditions of consignment within my consignment form and included a section for both artist and gallerist's signatures, in lieu of a separate contract. While it wasn't a formal contract the key points were set down in black and white. Some of which were specific to the gallery and some were terms that I felt were important, that were not specified in the gallery's policies. I feel fairly good about it and moving forward, I intend tweak these terms according to each consignment situation. I'll let you know how I get on.
I would love to hear of your experiences or practices around contracts. what do your contracts look like? email me.