31 August
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New photographer, designer and performer contract templates

Are you a designer, photographer or performer who wants to understand more about how your relationship with clients or commissioners works? We have a range of new contract templates that can help protect your rights when working with others.

We also have a new collaboration agreement that is useful for any artist or organisation looking to collaborate with other creatives, organisations or practitioners.

Read on for more details about who these contract templates are for and how they can help you and your practice.

Photography Services Agreement

  • To be used when a photographer is engaged to provide photograph and/or videography services to a client.
  • This contract template is based on the premise that the Photographer will either give the Client: a licence (permission) to use the photographs/videos; or the option to assign (transfer) all the intellectual property rights in the works to the client, on receipt of full payment.

Graphic Designer Services Agreement

  • To be used when a Designer is engaged to provide graphic design services directly to a Client.
  • This contract template is based on the premise that the Designer will either give the Client: a licence (permission) to use the artistic works and any associated text that maybe considered a literary work; or the option to assign (transfer) all the intellectual property rights in the works to the client, on receipt of full payment.

Agency Agreement for Performers

  • To be used when a Performer wishes to retain an agent to represent them and will pay them a fee for their services.
  • This contract template is based on the premise that the agent will assist the performer to find employment and promotional opportunities in exchange for a set fee or commission (usually a percentage of the performer’s payment)

General Collaboration Agreement

  • To be used when an artist and/or art organisation collaborate on a creative project (e.g., running workshops, mentoring creative process). It may be used to govern the relationship between the individual artists creating the work and the organisation with overall responsibility.
  • It can also be used where an artist is working jointly with the local Indigenous artists to create a collaborative piece.

These templates include the most common terms which the parties need to consider and agree to. The contract available on our website are a template only and will need to be changed to meet your specific circumstances. Arts Law subscribers get one free template contract template and can request a review of their finished document as part of our Document Review Service.

Need More Help?

Contact Arts Law if you have questions about a contract template or want your document reviewed. You can submit a legal query here: https://www.artslaw.com.au/services/legal-advice/

Once we receive your query someone from the Arts Law team will be in touch to work out how we can best help you and guide you through the process. You can also contact us via email at [email protected]

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