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by Tad Crawford
Includes CD Quality Paperback & CD (Windows/Mac), 128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Publisher: Allworth Press; ISBN: 0581154283; ©2005; Pub date: Nov 2005
Catalog# 4283-2
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Talent alone is no guarantee of success for an artist. Business and legal details of an agreement with a client are often the most challenging aspect of a project for an artist. This popular resource offers artists more help than ever. Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists by attorney and artists advocate Tad Crawford contains all of the essential business and legal forms that today's successful artists need.

“"Attaining knowledge of good business practices and implementing their use is an important step toward success for any professional, including the professional artist," the author observes.

Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists includes step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists to guide artists in achieving the best results. Thorough discussions of contractual issues relevant to the industry make this a must-read for any artist—-- established or starting out—-- who is seeking the path to success. This third edition contains 22 business and legal forms designed to meet the daily needs of all artists. The included CD contains these forms in the most popular formats for both PC and Mac platforms for easy customization and printing:
  • Contract for the Sale of an Artwork
  • Contract for the Sale of an Artwork with Moral Rights and Resale Royalty Rights
  • Invoice for the Sale of an Artwork
  • Contract to Commission an Artwork
  • Contract to Create a Limited Edition
  • Contract for Receipt and Holding of Artwork
  • Artist-Gallery Contract with Record of Consignment and Statement of Account
  • Contract to Create a Video for Transmission, DVD Sales, or DVD Rentals
  • Contract for the Rental of an Artwork
  • Contract for an Exhibition Loan
  • Artist's Lecture Contract
  • Licensing Contract to Merchandise Images
  • Release Form for Models
  • Property Release
  • Copyright Registration of an Artwork
  • Permission Form
  • Contract with an Independent Contractor
  • License of Rights
  • License of Electronic Rights
  • Commercial Lease
  • Sublease
  • Lease Assignment

Each form is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, advice on standard contractual provisions, and unique negotiation checklists for making the best deal. Artists will also find helpful information such as an introduction to contracts, how to negotiate, advice on standard contractual provisions, and how to contact volunteer lawyers for the arts. This third edition contains 22 business and legal forms designed to meet the daily needs of all artists. New forms for commercial lease, sublease, and lease assignment have been added.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Success Kit

Contracts and Negotiation
Oral Contracts
Letter Contracts
Standard Provisions
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Using the Negotiation Checklists
The Visual Artists Rights Act

How to Use the Forms

1. Contract for the Sale of an Artwork Form
2. Contract for the Sale of an Artwork with Moral Rights and Resale Royalty Rights Form
3. Invoice for the Sale of an Artwork Form
4. Contract to Commission an Artwork Form
5. Contract to Create a Limited Edition Form
6. Contract for Receipt and Holding of Artwork Form
7. Artist-Gallery Contract with Record of Consignment and Statement of Account Form
8. Contract to Create a Video for Transmission, Cassette Sales, or Cassette Rentals Form
9. Contract for the Rental of an Artwork Form
10. Contract for an Exhibition Loan Form
11. Artist's Lecture Contract Form
12. Licensing Contract to Merchandise Images Form
13. Release Form for Models Form
14. Property Release Form
15. Application for Copyright Registration of an Artwork Form
16. Permission Form
17. Contract with an Independent Contractor Form
18. License of Rights Form
19. License of Electronic Rights
20. Commercial Lease
21. Sublease
22. Lease Assignment
Selected Bibliography
About The Author
Other Books By Tad Crawford
Index


Praise for Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists

"Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists is a long-needed book of succinct information and comprehensive contracts and forms." - The Artist

"Tad Crawford has compiled a useful handbook, which contains nearly everything a visual artist could need regarding the legal aspects of the creation, selling, and reproduction of her or his work." - FYI

"The book gives a solid foundation for the working artist who wants to protect his rights, and it supplies the forms to do just that." - Stained Glass

"This book by Tad Crawford has been called 'The Success Kit for Fine Artists,' and every artist who ever plans to sell a work of art must have one." - Manhattan Arts


About The Author

Tad CrawfordTad Crawford has served as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for the Community of Artists, General Counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, and legislative counsel for artists' groups fighting for artists' rights. He is a contributing editor for Communication Arts magazine and has taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Crawford, President and Publisher for Allworth Press in New York City, which he founded in 1989, 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. He has authored more than a dozen books on business and art, including The Artist-Gallery Partnership (with Susan Mellon), Legal Guide for the Visual Artist, The Secret Life of Money: How Money Can Be Food for the Soul. The legal affairs editor for Communication Arts Magazine, he has written articles for magazines such as Art in America, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Lapis, The Nation, New Age Journal, and Self. He has also appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio programs. He lives in New York City.

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