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Commissioning a Portrait

Accenture 'Women on Walls' 2016 portrait commission. From Top LtoR: Shelia Tinney & Francoise Henry From Bottom LtoR: Phyllis Clinch & Eleanor Knott. Artist: Vera

Accenture ‘Women on Walls’ 2016 portrait commission. From Top LtoR: Shelia Tinney & Francoise Henry From Bottom LtoR: Phyllis Clinch & Eleanor Knott. Artist: Vera Klute

Over the past 30 years, Business to Arts has been involved in the commissioning of artists for various projects including working with daa on the annual Allianz Business to Arts Awards sculpture, Dublin Port Perspectives Open Call for Artists and most recently the portraits unveiled at the Royal Irish Academy for Accenture’s ‘Women on Walls’ project. We often get asked for guidance on how to commission an artist. So, if you are thinking of commissioning a portrait, here are some things to think about:

  • Purpose: Who or what is the portrait for?
  • Location: Are there any special requirements? Dimensions of the work, the location where the work will be displayed, the function of the work, any materials that cannot be used?
  • Budget: What is the budget? Does this include installation and/or delivery
  • Time: When do you need it for – give yourself plenty of time as some artworks can be time-consuming to make!

If you are interested in commissioning a portrait and need some advice contact Margarita at margarita@businesstoarts.ie For more in-depth advice click here.

 

 

 

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