Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists

Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists

by Tad Crawford

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Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists by Tad Crawford

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621534037
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: Business and Legal Forms Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,309,494
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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 Negotiation5
Oral Contracts6
Letter Contracts6
Standard Provisions7
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts10
Using the Negotiation Checklists11
The Visual Artists Rights Act11
How to Use the Forms
Form 1Contract for the Sale of an Artwork13
Form 2Contract for the Sale of an Artwork with Moral Rights and Resale Royalty Rights16
Form 3Invoice for the Sale of an Artwork21
Form 4Contract to Commission an Artwork23
Form 5Contract to Create a Limited Edition31
Form 6Contract for Receipt and Holding of Artwork37
Form 7Artist-Gallery Contract with Record of Consignment and Statement of Account40
Form 8Contract to Create a Video for Transmission, DVD Sales, or DVD Rentals49
Form 9Contract for the Rental of an Artwork55
Form 10Contract for an Exhibition Loan60
Form 11Artist's Lecture Contract65
Form 12Licensing Contract to Merchandise Images69
Form 13Release Form for Models73
Form 14Property Release76
Form 15Application for Copyright Registration of an Artwork78
Form 16Permission Form86
Form 17Contract with an Independent Contractor89
Form 18License of Rights94
Form 19License of Electronic Rights94
Form 20Commercial Lease101
Form 21Sublease101
Form 22Lease Assignment101
Selected Bibliography119
Other Books by Tad Crawford120
About the Author121

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Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
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!