This template Copyright Licence Agreement – Fashion should be used when an Art Centre wishes to manufacture and sell fashion items with the Artist’s artwork on them.
Other agreements may be more appropriate in different circumstances. For example:
- If the Art Centre wants to use an image of an existing Indigenous artwork for the manufacture and sale of merchandise other than fashion items, the template Copyright Licence Agreement – Merchandise – Art Centre should be used.
- If the Artist or Art Centre want to enter into a contract with a third party for the manufacture of fashion or other merchandise using the Artist’s Artwork, the template Copyright Licence – Merchandise – Third Party should be used.
- If the Artist is being commissioned to create a special image, the Arts Law’s template Commission Agreements (Public and Private) are more appropriate.
Contact Arts Law if you are unsure which agreement is best suited for your current needs.
This template agreement assumes that the Artist owns the copyright in the licensed Artwork and is therefore the licensing party. If that is not the case, this agreement is not appropriate. This template Agreement complies with the Indigenous Art Code.
This template agreement:
- includes the most common terms that the copyright owner of the Artwork (the Artist) and the person seeking permission to publish the Artwork will need to consider and agree on; and
- provides for a licence, rather than an assignment, of copyright. This means that the Artist retains ownership of all rights and interests, including copyright, in the Artwork. The Artist permits reproduction of the Artwork only for the specific uses set out in the agreement.
This agreement is also available as part of our Copyright Licence Toolkit – Art Centres.