I've developed a "resources for artists" website - Price Your Art - Resources for Artists for artists wanting to explore different approaches to pricing their art when wanting to sell their art
- Find out about different approaches to pricing art
- Find out how other artists price their art
[Update 2015: This material can now be found in the section on How to Price your art on my new website Art Business Info for Artists]
Essentially the site comprises the following [updated links are given after each heading]
- How to Price Art - Information about alternative pricing options. This explains what these are and how they work. Costs are unpicked and the factors that influence the pricing process are identified.
- Options for pricing art - Check out different approaches to "how to price art" - including different formulas for pricing your art
- Terminology and formulas for pricing art - Review what influences different ways of pricing art e.g. identify costs that need to be recovered and learn about how place and venue influences prices
- How to Price Art - Views about different practices: I've pulled together links to the perspectives of various artists and gallery owners about how best to work out a price for your art. Plus poll results for how artists actually price their art.
- Art experts on pricing art - Find out what art experts recommend as the best ways to price art
- How artists price their art - Find out how other artists price their art - and which are the most popular approaches for pricing artwork for sale
- Opinion Polls: I've listed the results of the polls I've previously run about pricing art and selling art. You can also complete a poll to identify the most important factor in determining the price of art. Just running through the list of what can affect a price will make you think twice!
- How important is price when buying art? - The relative importance of price as a factor when buyers think about buying art
- What's the price of affordable art? Note how place affects price and the differences between the UK and USA.
And finally - about pricing art......
Let's not forget that the price on display does NOT equate to a sale.
- Artists can and do sometimes price their higher than the value of the art as perceived by others ie the potential buyers.
- So the fact that you see an artist pricing at a certain level doesn't make that price correct or one that should be used as a baseline for other artists pricing their art.