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The What's My Art Price? Calculator

Fill in the fields below to get a general idea how much you should price your artwork for sale. Use this calculator as a guide, not a rule for new art sales. Artists who are in more demand will realize better returns and salary ranges than artists whose work is not in demand. Pricing takes only into consideration that there is a condition ripe for sale and pricing your artwork with this calculator does not ensure the sale of your artwork.

Need a guideline to what you should put into the fields? Click here, or on the asterisk * next to the section heading you want more information about.

Your Target Salary per Year *You could also think of this section as how much you would like to make from a body of work.

 

Enter desired yearly salary

$

 

 

Take-home pay per year after taxes:

$

 

 

Typical cost per year for this salary with benefits:

$

 

 

Hourly wage (take-home, pre-tax):

$

 

 

Hourly Billing Rate:

$

The Cost of Doing Business * You may think of this section in either cost per artwork or cost per year.

 

What is your average utility bill/month (all utilities; gas, water, electric, phone) for your work area only; if you work out of your house, leave this blank:

$

 

How much do you pay per month to rent/lease/own your work area? If you work out of your house, leave this blank.

$

 

Marketing Material Expenses per year:

$

 

Legal Expenses per year:

$

 

Accounting Expenses per year:

$

 

 

Cost of business per hour:

$

Direct Cost of Artwork * Enter numbers in this section for ONE piece of artwork.

 

Time Spent on artwork (in hours):

#

 

Cost of materials:

$

 

Number of hours promoting artwork:

#

 

 

This is how much the artwork must be
sold for to cover cost of doing business
(this will be your MINIMUM price):

$

 

 

This is how many of these pieces you must sell per year at this price point to cover cost of doing business:

#

Reality *

 

How many of these artworks can you reasonably produce in a year?

#

 

 

Price point to sell work at considering you can only produce so many per year (this will be your TARGET PRICE).

$

At The Gallery *

 

Percentage of sale gallery receives from sale of your artwork

%

 

 

Absolute Minimum Sale Price at the Gallery

$

 

 

Target Sale Price at the Gallery

$

 


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