BUDGET 

DEVELOPMENT 

What to expect and how to manage your budget 

Creating a Budget

To Achieve Your Goal 

Ideally, the rule of thumb for budgeting artwork for large scale projects is to allot 1% of the construction budget to art placement. Our budgets have routinely come in at 1/3 of 1% of the construction budget. Using this formula will enable us to combine commissioned art with reproductions that will be finished on various substrates. 

Our first consideration is to provide optimum coverage in a project while meeting or beating the given budget. With this philosophy, it has been standard practice that we do not charge design fees. Our compensation comes from our sources - artists, publishers, and framers - not our clients.