Tips on pricing your artwork
- First things first…only put your artwork on sale if you want it to sell! If not, select ‘not for sale’.
- Have you sold work before? If so, you may already be aware of a typical asking price for your work.
- If you are a professional artist we suggest you consider any known benchmarks for selling your artwork and do not devalue your work.
- Don’t overprice your work. If you require £10,000, it is unlikely to sell in this context.
- Is this your first time selling your work? Research similar artists and artworks to get an idea of prices by early career artists, if applicable.
- Do you know anyone who has sold artwork before? If so, make best use of any contacts by reaching out for advice and suggestions.
- Take in to account the time taken, the materials used and if relevant, the cost of any framing.
- Ask yourself what you would be happy to pay for a comparable work if you were buying it for yourself.
- While there will certainly be collectors visiting the exhibition, the vast majority will be those who will see a work they wish to live with, in a home environment, so their budget is likely to reflect this (in the region of £50 – £250).
Selling your work through HOME
- HOME will facilitate sales of artwork during the Manchester Open.
- All artworks will be paid for in full by buyers, there is no provision for paying in instalments.
- When someone wishes to purchase a work, they will be advised by our gallery team to make an enquiry with our box office staff. All artworks will be numbered for display only, for cross-reference against a full listing guide that will include artist name, title and price.
- Our box office staff will take a payment in full and cross the work off a sales-list. A red dot (sticker) will be placed by the work in the gallery to indicate the work has sold.
- We can only sell work that is present on site. We cannot manage the sale of multiple editions. Should we receive further enquiries once a piece has sold for a work that exists as a multiple, we will speak with the artist to arrange an introduction to a potential buyer.
- Artworks will be available for collection at the close of the exhibition only. HOME do not offer a delivery service.
- Buyers will fill out an Artwork Purchase Form before the work is given to them.
- On the close of the Manchester Open, HOME will calculate sales payments for payment to artists whose work has sold.
- HOME retains 30% of sale price, which is expressly used to fund our activities with audiences and those on a limited income.
- The artist will receive 70% of the sale price, payable upon receipt of an invoice following discussion with the HOME team as to amount owed, if any.
- Should the receipt of funds be problematic for any reason, or you do not have a bank account, we will endeavour to assist where possible with alternative means of reimbursement.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and a member of the team will get back to you when available. Please be patient, as we expect to process multiple enquiries.