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Artist Commission Agreement

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The Artist Commission Agreement is for an artist who has secured a private or public commission to create a work; it outlines the conditions for an artist to create a commissioned piece.

This contract is a legal document that details the terms and conditions between a Client and an Artist.

It covers the essential elements of the relationship such as:

  • Ownership Rights
  • Artist’s Commission
  • Representations and Warranties
  • Use Rights
  • And More.

This Artist Agreement contains all the essential terms and conditions, including compensation, time frame, and other commission details.

As a creator, ensuring that your legal rights are protected with the proper contracts is essential. It is also important in any commission to outline the parties’ rights, responsibilities, duties, and obligations.

Creating a contract ensures that the parties agreeing will have all the proper terms and conditions laid out before the engagement.

Other names for this Document:

Artist Commission Contract, Art Commission Agreement, Artwork Commission ContractCustom Art Commission Contract, Artist Contract, Artist Contract Template,

Approximate time to complete contract: 4-5 Minutes

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What Is It?

The Artist Commission Agreement covers the essential contract terms between a Client and an Artist:
This standard Artist Contract covers:

  • The Start Date of the Agreement
  • The Release of Rights by the Owner
  • The Use Rights of the Art
  • The Rights and Responsibilities of the Parties
  • Work-For-Hire Language
  •  Alternative Dispute Resolution Issues, including Venue & Choice of Law

How to Use This Document

Use this document to explain the relationship between a Client and an Artist:

Some things needed to build your custom the Artist Commission Agreement:

  • Names of the Parties
  • Addresses of the Parties
  • Emails of the Parties
  • Use Rights
  • State for Venue and Choice Provisions

Once you have completed drafting the Artist Commission Agreement, you will be able to save to edit further, download a PDF or send to the other party for electronic signature.

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