What is bCA Galleries?
bCA Galleries is a contemporary art company and gallery based in Mumbai, India. Our focus is on emerging Indian contemporary art. Since our inception in 2005, we promote young and talented Indian artists globally. At the same time, we introduce non-Indian artists in India.
What artists does bCA Galleries promote?
bCA Galleries promotes the works of emerging Indian artists, we have over 200 such artists associated with us. We also promote traditional Indian art like Warli, Madhubani, Tanjore and Miniature paintings. If a gallery wishes to host an exhibition of any Indian artists not associated with us, we can source their works as well.
What would be bCA Galleries role as partner in an exhibition hosted by a gallery?
- bCA Galleries would recommend artists given the partner galleries specifications.
- We would provide complete information on the artist and the artworks.
- Arrange for the shipping of the artworks from India.
- Provide information and publicise the exhibition on its own and social networking sites.
What form of information regarding the artists is provided by bCA Galleries?
- Complete and detailed profile of the artist
- Complete and detailed information of the artworks
- Images of the artworks, in format and resolution specified by partner gallery
- Investment potential, progress and ranking of the artist.
What kind of documentation would be required to be signed?
- bCA Galleries would initially sign an MoU with a gallery interested in hosting exhibitions of Indian artists.
- At the time of planning/proposing the exhibition, a contract specific to the exhibition would be signed.
- Consignment agreement at the time of delivery of artworks.
- Insurance documentation if required.
What would be the expectations from the partner gallery?
The partner gallery would :
- Provide the venue to host the exhibition of the selected artists and their works.
- Bear expenses of invitations and catalogue (not mandatory) of the exhibition
- Provide for preview (not mandatory) and publicity of the exhibition.
- Return unsold artworks to bCA Galleries, within the stipulated time period.
How would the artworks be priced?
bCA Galleries would provide the ‘transfer price’ to the gallery, the gallery will be free to price the works at any rate over the transfer price, retaining the difference as its commission.
What is a ‘transfer price’?
Transfer price is the price that would be paid to bCA Galleries in case of sale of the artworks. It includes ‘artist price’ as well as bCA Galleries commission.
Where does bCA Galleries deliver the artworks?
bCA Galleries delivers artworks worldwide.
Who would bear the shipping costs?
Shipping costs to the gallery in question from India will be borne by bCA Galleries. Shipping costs of return of artworks to bCA Galleries in India will be borne by the partner gallery.
Will the artworks be framed?
bCA normally ships the works without framing. If the partner gallery specifically wishes that the works be framed, then they would have to bear the cost of framing and additional cost of framing and shipping the works.
Who will be responsible for customs clearance?
The partner gallery will be responsible for organising customs clearance of the artworks in their respective country.
What would be the term of the consignment agreement?
The term of the consignment agreement can be mutually decided between both parties; normally it is of 6 months.
When is payment expected?
Payment is expected within 30 days of the sale of an artwork.
How can the payment be made?
Payment can be made through the following routes:
How will the exchange rate be determined?
bCA and its partner can agree on one of the two options:
- Fix the exchange rate at the time of the exhibition
- Maintain a floating exchange rate that will be levied at the time of sale of an artwork
Will bCA Galleries issue certificates of authenticity?
bCA Galleries will issue a Certificate of Authenticity for every artwork of an associated artist. This would be signed by the artist and endorsed by bCA Galleries.
Please note: As regards artworks sourced from sources other than the artist directly (as in the case of Indian Masters) while bCA Galleries would ensure that a certificate of authenticity is issued we will not be in a position to endorse the same.
What happens if an artwork is lost or damaged in the course of the exhibition?
The partner gallery is completely responsible for the artworks as long as they are in their possession or while they are in transit to bCA Galleries in India (in case of unsold works). Should any mishap occur; the partner gallery would be required to reimburse bCA Galleries the ‘transfer price.’
Who owns the copyright to the artworks?
All rights regarding the work will remain with the artist. The partner gallery will be given permission by the artist to reproduce images of the works for promotional material and publicity only for that particular exhibition. International copyright laws are applicable for all artworks.