Cover of Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists

Published by CARFAC Ontario, 2006
By Paul Sanderson & Ronald N. Hier
ISBN 978-0-919379-33-8
ISBN 978-0-919379-33-6 (Electronic)

Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the “dos and don'ts” of written contracts. Artists' Contracts is a valuable resource to all artists, emerging and established, on their legal rights. It serves as an important educational primer, providing information on the essentials of contractual agreements, tips on how to draft and negotiate contracts, and advice on what to do if disputes should arise. It also introduces general legal terms found in most contracts, and includes comprehensive notes. Written in plain language, Artists' Contracts offers the necessary tools to help artists negotiate contracts effectively and to their benefit.

Topics Covered: Agreements with Agents & Dealers, Copyright Licence Agreements, Performance Art Agreement, Artists' Collaboration Agreement, Digital Art Licence Agreement, Private & Public Commission Agreements, Artist's Lecture Agreement, Exhibition Loan Agreement, Rental Agreement, Bill of Sale & Transfer of Sale Agreements, Model Release Agreement, Sound (Video) Art Agreement, Community Art Agreement, Original Print Publication Agreement

This manual is a godsend. Too many contracts are vague, and too many artists sign them without clarifying their rights and expectations. Written in simple, straightforward language, with handy checklists, these sample contracts give you the tools to ensure fair treatment and payment, and to forestall potential conflicts. The more artists use these contracts, the greater will be their general acceptance by galleries, community organizations, dealers and other institutions.” - Robin Pacific, Artist

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