Hi there. I have to be careful how I word this because I don't want it coming up in their search. I've never priced for something so complex and with the ongoing exhibitions I don't even know how. If anyone can shed any light on this, even PM me, I'd be super grateful.
Basically it's for a very big Design Museum in Europe. (V*tr*) They're doing an exhibition in conjunction with loads of scholars, designers and architects about the history of dance and nightclub music and pop culture dating back to the 50s.
Basically I once did a job for M*chint*sh photographing a music system that was the biggest and most expensive ever and the Museum want one of the photos for the exhibition and a catalogue.
They want it as part of an international tour, expected to visit up to 6 to 8 international institutions over a "maximum 5 year period."
Along with that they want to publish it in a catalogue on two pages, that will be in both German and English with 6-7000 copies in each language.
As for the exhibition it'll be printed about 2 metres on a vitrine background.
So...how the hell do I even go about trying to price this? It's a nice opportunity obviously, and it could be exhibited for up to 5 years in major design institutions but I'm past the point of giving my work away for free. I've worked my arse off, scraping the barrel over the years and feel this should be a bit of an earner but at the same time, I don't want to miss the opportunity by going in too high.
The only exhibitions I've put on have been on 50/50 or 70/30 deal with the gallery on sales. This is different as the photo isn't necessarily on sale. Should I be generating any income for the photo being on display at these places?
I have a feeling I may need to price separately, once for the catalogue, and then ongoing for the exhibitions? They're not clear on exactly how many, just "up to 5 years, 6-8 Institutions".
If anyone who is really clued up about pricing and wants to PM me or even just write their thoughts here I can go into much more detail about who it is, but any assistance on this would be much appreciated.
You can see the photo of the sound system in the 'commercial' section of my website which is in my signature. (Black and white floor, three stacks)
Huge thanks in advance to anyone willing to give me some well needed advice on this. They're getting a bit impatient and I'm just stuck because I have no idea how to price this one....