ART BUYERS POLICY

All artists have been compensated by Spiritual is Political to display their art at our exhibits. For artists to sell their art at an exhibit they are displaying at, we ask they follow our Sliding Scale guidelines.  If you are within the SIP community and wish to share any questions or concerns about our sliding scale policy, please contact us at sipproductioncompany@gmail.com  

IMPACT OF OUR POLICY

The following are for buyers who are buying art at any Spiritual is Political exhibition or event. These guidelines have been created with the intention of distributing money and resources in a more ethical sustainable framework. 

Earns less than $40k

The artist can sell their piece at whichever price they see fit (ex: it can be a fixed rate, it can be based on their relationship with the buyer). The buyer has the right to negotiate with the artist if it is not a fixed rate however we believe in equitable negotiations. We do not support lowballing artists who are from historically excluded, displaced, income poor communities. We do support negotiations that could look like various forms of mutual aid alongside financial compensation (ex: $25 plus sharing the artist’s work within your network). We handle the shipping and handling of all materials. 

Earns between $40k - $50k 

The artist can sell their piece at whichever price they see fit (ex: it can be a fixed rate, it can be based on their relationship with the buyer). The buyer has the right to negotiate with the artist if it is not a fixed rate however we believe in equitable negotiations. We do not support lowballing artists who are from historically excluded, displaced, income poor communities. We do support negotiations that could look like various forms of mutual aid alongside financial compensation (ex: $100 plus volunteering for an hour with social media help for the artist). We handle the shipping and handling of all materials. 

It is required that the buyer makes a financial contribution of a minimum of $10 to one of SIP’s Mutual Aid efforts or to the SIP Company.

Earns between $50k - $100k

The artist can sell their piece at whichever price they see fit (ex: it can be a fixed rate, it can be based on their relationship with the buyer). The buyer has the right to negotiate with the artist if it is not a fixed rate however we believe in equitable negotiations. We do not support lowballing artists who are from historically excluded, displaced, income poor communities. We do support negotiations that could look like various forms of mutual aid alongside financial compensation (ex: $300 plus an equipment/tool you no longer need/use or have access to that may be useful for the artist). We handle the shipping and handling of all materials. 

It is required that the buyer makes a financial contribution of a minimum of 10% of art work price to one of SIP’s Mutual Aid efforts or to the SIP Company. 

Earns between $100k - $200k

The artist can sell their piece at whichever price they see fit (ex: it can be a fixed rate, it can be based on their relationship with the buyer). The buyer has the right to negotiate with the artist if it is not a fixed rate however we believe in equitable negotiations. We do not support lowballing artists who are from historically excluded, displaced, income poor communities. We handle the shipping and handling of all materials.  SIP reserves the right to ask buyers to pay for shipping and handling costs depending on shipping location, price and size of the art, and financial contribution to SIP’s mutual aid efforts. 

It is required that the buyer makes a financial contribution of a minimum of 20% of art work price to one of SIP’s Mutual Aid efforts or to the SIP Company.

Earns $200k plus

The artist can sell their piece at whichever price they see fit (ex: it can be a fixed rate, it can be based on their relationship with the buyer). The buyer has the right to negotiate with the artist if it is not a fixed rate however we believe in equitable negotiations. We do not support lowballing artists who are from historically excluded, displaced, income poor communities. We handle the shipping and handling of all materials.  SIP reserves the right to ask buyers to pay for shipping and handling costs depending on shipping location, price and size of the art, and financial contribution to SIP’s mutual aid efforts. 

It is required that the buyer makes a financial contribution of a minimum of 30% of art work price to one of SIP’s Mutual Aid efforts or to the SIP Company.

Representing organization or company

The artist must sell their piece at a fixed rate for companies or organizations (ex: museums, gallery buyers, universities, etc). The buyer must provide proof that the artist’s piece will be displayed at said company and/or is for the company’s ownership. The buyer must pay for the shipping and handling cost. The buyer must leave their name, phone number, organization’s location, and a brief statement of mission with Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones of SIP Company. We will be in contact as we believe in building relationships with buyers, organizations, and companies who align with our mission.