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The fourth edition of this eminently useful book includes new forms for hiring and firing employees, agreements to arbitrate, promissory notes, and general releases. Also included are a contract for the sale of an artwork, contract for a commission, delivery-of-art confirmation form, artist-gallery contract, contract for an exhibition loan, model release, commercial lease, sublease, and lease assignment, and much more. Each form includes step-by-step instructions, advice, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal possible. A convenient CD-ROM lets buyers customize and print their forms from any PC or Mac. Every fine artist needs a copy of this remarkable guide!
Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
About the Author
Tad Crawford, Publisher of Allworth Press in New York City, studied economics at Tufts University, graduated from Columbia Law School, clerked on New York State’s highest court, and represented many artists and arts organizations when he actively practiced as an attorney. Author of the novel A Floating Life and author or co-author of many other books on business and the creative professions, he is a columnist for Communication Arts magazine and has also written articles for magazines such as American Artist, Art in America, Art Workers News, Family Circle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, The AIGA Journal, The Nation, and Self. He served as Chair of the Board of the Foundation for the Community of Artists, General Counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, and Legislative Counsel for the Coalition of Visual Artists’ Organizations. For the Coalition, he lobbied for state and federal artists’ rights legislation. He has addressed most of the national arts organizations and served as a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The recipient of the Graphic Artists Guild’s first Walter Hortens Memorial Award for service to artists, he has also been a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts for his writing on behalf of artists.
Table of Contents
|The Success Kit|
|Contracts and Negotiation||5|
|Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts||10|
|Using the Negotiation Checklists||11|
|The Visual Artists Rights Act||11|
|How to Use the Forms|
|Form 1||Contract for the Sale of an Artwork||13|
|Form 2||Contract for the Sale of an Artwork with Moral Rights and Resale Royalty Rights||16|
|Form 3||Invoice for the Sale of an Artwork||21|
|Form 4||Contract to Commission an Artwork||23|
|Form 5||Contract to Create a Limited Edition||31|
|Form 6||Contract for Receipt and Holding of Artwork||37|
|Form 7||Artist-Gallery Contract with Record of Consignment and Statement of Account||40|
|Form 8||Contract to Create a Video for Transmission, DVD Sales, or DVD Rentals||49|
|Form 9||Contract for the Rental of an Artwork||55|
|Form 10||Contract for an Exhibition Loan||60|
|Form 11||Artist's Lecture Contract||65|
|Form 12||Licensing Contract to Merchandise Images||69|
|Form 13||Release Form for Models||73|
|Form 14||Property Release||76|
|Form 15||Application for Copyright Registration of an Artwork||78|
|Form 16||Permission Form||86|
|Form 17||Contract with an Independent Contractor||89|
|Form 18||License of Rights||94|
|Form 19||License of Electronic Rights||94|
|Form 20||Commercial Lease||101|
|Form 22||Lease Assignment||101|
|Other Books by Tad Crawford||120|
|About the Author||121|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another book I love, which it has it all! The forms i need are all included and also on the disc that is included. I can easily print them out and be set to give them out for signing or many reasons. The book is simple to understand great for the Fine Artist Profession!