Artist Gallery Consignment Agreement (For Artists) (A246)

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Who can use this Artist Consignment Agreement?

This template agreement has been developed by ContractStore in collaboration with Artquest , part of University of the Arts London.

It is easy to read and contains two pages of terms plus a Schedule which will list the works to be consigned and the retail prices.

If you are a gallery owner who want a contract  to exhibit an artist’s work  see our contract A195

What is this Artist Agreement for?

This Artist Consignment Agreement is for use by an Artist when agreeing with a Gallery that the Gallery will display and sell the Artist’s work.

What are the main issues?

First. The practical issues which include the number of works, timing of the exhibition and pricing.

If there are special production costs, the gallery may agree to pay for all or some of these. The same can apply to transport expenses and promotion: e.g. the gallery rather than the artist paying for an opening reception and brochures.

The agreement needs to say when the artist will get paid, what commission the gallery will obtain and whether the gallery has any right to accept a lower price than the one on the catalogue.  If so, you may want to specify a maximum discount.

The artist will want the gallery to be responsible for safekeeping of all the artworks and to have adequate insurance cover in case of loss or damage.

Copyright is another issue.  As an artist you will want to retain copyright not only in the works but also in any reproductions. The gallery’s right to use pictures of the artist’s works should be set out in the agreement.

What detailed terms does the contract contain?

The main points cover:

  • Consignment
  • Role of Gallery
  • Transport
  • Sale
  • Production costs
  • Collectors discount
  • Payment
  • Promoting the Works
  • Safekeeping and Insurance
  • Exhibition Costs
  • Loss or Damage
  • Return of Unsold Works
  • Copyright
  • Renewal & Termination
  • Artist’s Resale Right
  • Governing Law

For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes  which you will  receive when you download the document from our website.

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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs

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Contract Author – Giles Dixon

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