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    • emma1994
    • By emma1994 27th Feb 19, 9:21 AM
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    First Craft Fair - Art Commissions
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    • 27th Feb 19, 9:21 AM
    First Craft Fair - Art Commissions 27th Feb 19 at 9:21 AM
    Hi Everyone!

    I'm thinking of doing my first ever craft fair but not sure what to prepare. I will be selling commssioned artwork (portraits, pets, wildlife) where the buyer would provide a reference photo, choose their paper size and material (pencil, cololured pencil or biro) and I would schedule them in my diary to create the art and post to them once complete (keeping them informed by email with pics on the process).

    I will take along some artwork that I have completed to have on show and know I will need some sort of contract for the commissioned work and a receipt book for deposits but not sure what else if anything?

    Does anyone do anything similar and have experience to provide me some advice please?

    I dont know if I need any type of insuurance (public liability) or anything as it's not a product i'm selling (its just a piece of paper with a drawing on essentially)?

    Thanks so much in advance!

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    • Elise1912
    • By Elise1912 4th Mar 19, 12:53 PM
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    • 4th Mar 19, 12:53 PM
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    • 4th Mar 19, 12:53 PM
    I don't think you would need any type of insurance. Which event is it you're going to? I would take as many of your finished pieces as possible including the images that were provided beforehand so people can see the likeness.
    • oystercatcher
    • By oystercatcher 25th May 19, 6:31 PM
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    • 25th May 19, 6:31 PM
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    • 25th May 19, 6:31 PM
    I would suggest also making some generic artwork to sell on the day. So maybe draw popular dog breeds or cats , things for people to impulse buy on the day rather than book up.
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