How to Commission Art
What are art commissions?
An artwork commission is when a client or art consultant approaches an artist to make a custom artwork specially for them, rather than buying an artwork that the artist had already created.
When you commission a piece of art, you collaborate with the artist to develop ideas for the artwork – you may have a vision in mind, a purpose for commissioning art, or an intended place for the art commission, and you communicate this to the artist. The artist then creates custom art based on your preferences.
What is the art commission process?
The process for commissioning an artwork is similar regardless of the medium, be that a painting commission, sculpture, mural or installation.
After discussing initial ideas and sourcing artists, our art consultants manage the art commission: developing finishes and compositions, liaising with client and artist, conducting studio visits, providing samples, project managing progress, and handling the art commission's shipping and installation.
Why commission with art consultants?
Finding an artist for an art commission without knowing the market can be challenging, as an artist may not be well-suited or capable of fulfilling your vision. An art consultant sources an artist who meets your needs, an also works with both client and artist to develop ideas to create a truly exciting concept.
In addition, an experienced art consultant understands how to manage hidden considerations, like how to set the parameters for the art commission and handle all logistics.
When working with clients, Artelier’s role as art consultants is understanding the clients vision for their art commission, and then finding a suitable artist to fulfil it. Our art consultants project manage the art commission, ensuring that the custom artwork is delivered seamlessly. Instead of buying existing art, commissioning a painting or artwork allows great flexibility in terms of style, colours, and subject matter, tailoring the artwork to your needs.
Our Approach to Art Commissioning
1. Understand the client's vision
Art consultants consult clients, developers and designers on themes for art commissions, and suggest ideas for art in interiors & outdoors.
2. Contextual art research
Art consultants extensively research the artworks' context, curating themes for art and sourcing options for the art collection.
3. Identify key locations for art
Art consultants survey design plans to establish key locations for art outdoors and in interiors, and curate art placement.
4. Develop an artwork strategy
Art consultants create a detailed proposal for the art commissions, including a shortlist of artists suited to the project.
5. Commissioning artists
Art consultants source and collaborate with contemporary artists on custom commissions, tailored specially for the art project.
6. Art project management
Art consultants oversee all aspects of delivering the art collection, including managing art commissions, art shipment and team liaison.
7. Art installation, presentation & art framing
Art consultants devise art presentation solutions, including fixings for artworks, integrated lighting for art, and custom art framing.
Types of Art Commissions
Bespoke Wall Murals
Custom Art Installations
Public Art Sculpture Commissions
Sculptural Vases & Accessories
TV Roller Art Commissions
Feature Wall Commissions
Art Commissions for Varied Contexts
Commission Art for Homes
Commission Art for Interiors
Corporate Art Commissions
Commission Hotel Art
Public Art Commission
Commission Art for Gardens
Commission Art for Yachts
Commission Art for Private Plane