Have you had good or bad experiences with the commissioning of works of art? What points have you included in your commission agreements to protect yourself as an artist? The agreement does not provide for denunciation by either party, not least because it would compromise the serious commitment of both parties and also because, on this point, the law is clear: the commissioner may deny the artist access to his premises to perform the work, giving the artist the right to compensate (monetary compensation) for the losses and inconveniences that the refusal may cause to recover; the artist may refuse to perform the work, giving the curator the right to employ another, to do so and to recover damages from the artist for the losses and inconveniences that refusal may cause. If one of the parties were to die, the agreement would be terminated and the artist would only be entitled to the payment of the Commissioner`s estate for the workers already made at the time of death. Clauses could be introduced to protect the finished work from mutilation and destruction, but since many artists are unsure whether these terms are appropriate, they have been left out in the above proposal. Agreements that the practitioner and the Commissioner have a common copyright in the work or projects are not recommended, as this regulation is probably unclear and neither party can control the actions of the other party with respect to reproductions of the work. If a curator is dissatisfied with the creation of a work of art and a recording is included in the contract, he or she can enter into an agreement or provide feedback. Prior agreement should be reached on key project meetings in which the practitioner should participate. Attending additional meetings should be paid at an agreed hourly rate. If the practitioner is to be responsible for insurance against certain risks associated with a commissioning project, insurance costs should be included in the commissioning budget. These agreements are simple documents between a client and an artist.
The client is the party that commands the artwork; In other words, they are the party that engages the artist.