Art commissioning


Fabrication and installation may in some cases happen simultaneously, for example a mural, or other work that is closely integrated into an architectural structure or surface.

In other cases the completed work or components of it might be fabricated elsewhere and transported to the site for construction/installation.

If the work is being fabricated elsewhere and is ready for delivery.

  • Is there appropriate insurance cover in place for both transport and installation?
  • Will the artist be solely or partly responsible for the installation or is it being subcontracted? If the work is being sub contracted remember to ensure that the contractor is CIS registered if necessary.
  • Is everyone involved aware of the timetable for delivery and any necessary site preparations or contractors installation work?
  • Is there an element of drying or curing time for foundations or surface finishings?
  • Are the necessary services in place, such as electricity or water in connection with the installation or day-to-day operation of the piece?
  • Will any testing or inspection be necessary to ensure the installation is complete?

Plan well ahead to ensure you have enough time to complete all the necessary stages of the installation by the target date and depending on the complexity of the project try to build in some contingency time to allow for unforeseen circumstances.

Hanging the Alice Kettle embroidery