Contracts & Forms

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Anatomy of a Contract
Author: Sue Greenberg,
Description: Written to give readers the confidence needed to negotiate.  It  encourages you to put your agreements in writing, and helps you determine when to seek legal counsel. Explains the benefits of using mediation to resolve art-related disputes. A downloadable publication.
Publisher: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.
Publication Date: revised 2015
URL: http://vlaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Anatomy-of-a-Contract.pdf

Title: The Artist-Gallery Partnership: A Practical Guide to Consigning Art
Author/Editor: Tad Crawford and Susan Mellon
Description: Revised edition. Offers a clear explanation of consignment contracts. Provides information on consignment laws on a state-by-state basis.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Title: Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists
Author/Editor: Paul Sanderson & Ronald N. Hier
Description: A comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the “dos and don'ts” of written contracts. 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.
Publisher: CARFAC Ontario
Publication Date: 2006
URL: www.carfacontario.ca/Artists-Contracts-Agreements-for-Visual-and-Media-Artists 

Title: Business and Legal Forms for Crafters
Author: Tad Crawford.
Description: Contains ready-to-use forms with detailed instructions and negotiation checklists. Includes forms for sales, commissions, limited editions, exhibition loans, gallery agreements, consignments, licensing contracts, and permission forms. A CD-ROM with electronic versions of each form is also provided.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication date: Revised 2012

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Title: Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists
Author: Tad Crawford
Description: Revised edition. Contains contracts and forms with detailed instructions and negotiation checklists. Includes forms for artist-gallery relations, licensing agreements, contracts for sales, etc. A CD-ROM with electronic versions of forms is included.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators
Author/Editor: Tad Crawford
Description: Contains contracts and forms including licensing of electronic rights, contracts for the sale of artwork, etc. A CD-ROM with electronic versions of each form is included.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: Business and Legal Forms for Photographers
Author/Editor: Tad Crawford
Description: Revised edition
Contains 34 forms for photographers, each accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide professionals to the best deal. Each form are provided online on a supplemental website, with instructions in the book on how to gain access.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title: CARFAC Advisory Notes
Description: For Canadian artists. Includes Artist/Dealer Checklist: What Should You Include in an Agreement with a Dealer?; Sample Artist/Mural Contract; and Artist /Public Exhibition Agreement.  Each document can be ordered separately on a CD-ROM in PDF format. Free to CARFAC Ontario members.
Publisher: CARFAC Ontario
URL: www.carfacontario.ca/CARFAC-Ontarios-Advisory-Notes
Title: Creating A Successful Career In Photography
Author: Dan Lear 
Description: An electronic book that contains pre-formatted artist business forms and contracts.
URL: www.art-support.com/artistforms.htm 

Title: The Creative Artist's Legal Guide: Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production
Author: Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter.   
Description: A user-friendly guide that supplies artists with the essential legal concepts needed to swim safely with lawyers, agents, executives, and other experts in intellectual property and business law.
Publisher:  Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2012

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Title: Guide to Artist-Gallery Consignment Contracts
Author: revised by Céline Bondard
Description: A downloadable publication.
Publisher: Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts St. Louis
Publication date: Revised 2004.
URL:http://vlaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Guide-to-Artist-Gallery-Consignment-Contracts.pdf

 


WEBSITES

 

Title: Artist/ Agent Agreement. Findlegalforms.com
Description: The form can be obtained and downloaded on the website free of charge.
URL: www.findlegalforms.com/free_product/artist-and-agent-agreement-/     

Title: Artist-Gallery Consignment Statues. St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Description: Links to more than 30 states that have statues governing business relationships between artists and art galleries.
URL: http://vlaa.org/artist-gallery-consignment-statutes

Title: H.R.1881 - American Royalties Too Act of 2015
Description: Description of a proposed national law that provides artists with resale royalties on works sold at auction.
URL: www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1881?q=H.R.+%201881