Arts Law’s contract templates help artists and businesses build good legal contracts so everyone is on the same page. Each contract template includes a How To Guide and has example clauses you can edit to suit your situation.

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Browse our list of contract templates below or search for what you need (eg. release form, copyright licence or band agreement).

A-Z Contract Templates:


Agency Agreement – Performers

Answers for Artists: A Guide to Basic Legal Issues for Artists

Art Centre and Gallery One Off Exhibition Agreement

Artist and Art Centre Agreement

Artist and Gallery Agreement

Artist Gallery Agreement (Long Term)

Artist in Residence Agreement

Artist-gallery checklist

Artwork Commission and Licence Agreement

Artwork Touring Agreement (Gallery and Touring Agency)

Auspice Agreement


Band Partnership Deed

Band Partnership Letter agreement

Business partnership checklist

Business Structures and Governance: A Practical Guide for the Arts


Collaboration Agreement

Collaboration Agreement – Fashion and Furnishings

Collaboration Agreement: Indigenous Art Centre, Artist and Exhibiting Institution Agreement

Collaboration Agreement: Project Facilitator Agreement

Collaboration Agreement: Visiting Artist

Collaboration Agreement: Volunteer Agreement

Commission Agreement – Public Artwork

Commissioning Agreement – Private or Commercial Visual Artwork

Confidentiality Deed

Consignment Agreement – Long Term – Art Centre and Gallery

Consignment for Sale Agreement – Artist and Art Gallery

Contract Templates (Pack of 3)

Contract Templates (Pack of 5)

Contractor Agreement – General

Contractor Agreement for Performers

Copyright Infringement – Letter of Demand

Copyright Licence – Art Centre Logo

Copyright Licence – Manufacturing Agreement

Copyright Licence – Merchandise – Third Party

Copyright Licence Agreement – Digital Publication

Copyright Licence Agreement – Fabric

Copyright Licence Agreement – Fashion

Copyright Licence Agreement – Merchandise – Art Centre

Copyright Licence Agreement – Print Publication

Copyright Licence for Online Reproductions – Institutions

Copyright Licence Toolkit – Art Centres

Copyright Licensing Agreement

Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy – Academic Research

Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy – Festivals and Performances

Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy – Filming/Photographing an Art Centre

Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy – Indigenous Stories

Cultural Tour Release (Artists in the Black)


Debt recovery – Letter of Demand

Displaying visual art on the internet


Employment Agreement for Indigenous Art Centre Employee

Employment Agreement for Indigenous Art Centre Manager

Employment Agreement for Performers

Employment Agreement with Language Centre Employee


Fashion – Artist and Designer Agreement

Film – Licence to Use Artwork

Film Cast & Crew Agreement (with deferred fees)

Film Cast Agreement (without deferred fees)

Film Commission Agreement

Film Crew Agreement (without deferred fees)

Film Loan Agreement

Film Location Deed of Release (no payment)

Film Location Deed of Release (with payment)

Film/Video Partnership Deed

Film/Video Sample Agreements Pack – Option A (Low Budget)

Film/Video Sample Agreements Pack – Option B (No Budget)


Game Development Services Agreement

Game Loan Agreement

General Copyright Licensing Agreement for Podcast

Graphic Designer Services Agreement



Image Reproduction Licence for a Publication

Independent Curator and Exhibition Space Agreement

Indigenous Consultancy Agreement

Interviewee’s Release (With Payment)

Interviewee’s Release (without payment)

Interviewee’s Release for Podcast




Language Resource – Commission Agreement

Language Resource – Copyright Licence

Language Resource – Copyright Licence Between Language Centre and Creator

Lease of Artwork with Option to Purchase

Live music performance: Booking gigs guide

Loan of Artwork for Public Exhibition


Manufacturing Agreement – Fashion

Mentoring Agreement

Moral Rights Infringement – Letter of Demand

Music Commission Agreement

Music Commission Agreement for Games

Music Commission Agreement for Podcast

Music Commission for Film

Music Compilation Licence for Community Projects

Music Essentials Pack

Music Licence for Film

Music Licence for Games

Music Licence for Podcast

Music management checklist

Music publishing checklist

Music recording agreements guide

Music Studio Recording Agreement for Unsigned Artists



Occupancy Licence (Creative Hub)

Occupancy Licence (Pop Up)

One-off Performance Partnership Deed

Option and Purchase Agreement

Option and Purchase Agreement – Book to Stage

Organising a festival checklist


Performer’s Ongoing Partnership Deed

Performer’s Release

Performer’s Release – Session Musician

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) Direct Licensing Policy

Photographer’s Location Release

Photographer’s Model Release

Photography Services Agreement

Producer and Director Agreement




Sale of Artwork Agreement

Sample Website Terms of Use

Session Musician’s Release (Profit Sharing)

Short film competitions: Producer’s guide

Songwriting Collaboration Agreement

Sponsorship Agreement

Sponsorship agreements guide

Storyteller Agreement

Sub-contractor Agreement

Supplementary Copyright Agency Agreement Between Artist and Art Centre (Artists in the Black)




Venue Hire Agreement

Volunteer Consent Form


Website Design and Development Agreement

Will for Indigenous Visual Artists – FREE

Workshop Participation Deed

Workshop Presenter Agreement

Writer and Commissioner Agreement

Writers Mentoring Agreement




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