It's up to you and the client to formally agree on specifications and enter into a direct contractual arrangement with one another.
We worked together with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to prepare a 'Design Commission Checklist' to assist you in developing your own set of comprehensive terms when contracting with your clients. Many makers have created a standard set of terms (often included on their invoice) that is provided to each client as a set of contractual terms for the commission, covering off important topics such as insurance, returns/exchanges, cancellation, warranties, etc.
Arts Law has a number of templates which can assist you and they can also review and customise specific to you.
Contact Arts Law if you have questions about any of the topics discussed:
- Telephone (02) 9356 2566 or toll-free outside Sydney 1800 221 457