The Saskatchewan Arts Professions Act requires a written contract between artists and engagers. The contract must include specific basic elements which are detailed in the Checklist For Written Contracts, provided by the Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport.
It is important to note that in Saskatchewan written contracts must now be used in all cases.
Artists are reminded to read all contracts carefully and ask questions about who is responsible for what and who will pay for what (invitations, opening receptions, mailing of announcements, framing costs, etc). In addition, artists are advised to check with galleries regarding insurance coverage, all risks coverage and payment of insurance deductibles if the work is lost, stolen or damaged.
Artists should be aware that Canadian copyright law gives artists the right to receive payment for works exhibited in public galleries (exhibition fees / artistís fees). The CARFAC Recommended Minimum Copyright Fee Schedule is available on-line at www.carcc.ca or from CARFAC Offices. Other associated information on copyright is available from CARFAC offices.(C) CARFAC SASK 2009, all rights reserved
These contracts are adapted under licence from ARTISTS CONTRACTS , (C) CARFAC Ontario
CONTRACTS - Model Agreements
HOW TO USE THESE CONTRACTS - please read this first !
-> INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS CONTRACTS (PDF)
FOR SALES OF WORKS
->SALE OF ARTISTIC WORK AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR COMMERCIAL GALLERIES / DEALERS / AGENTS / RETAIL CONSIGNMENT
-> ARTIST AGENT AGREEMENT (PDF)
-> CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR PUBLIC GALLERIES / ARTIST RUN CENTRES / PERFORMANCE ART / LECTURES
-> EXHIBITION LOAN AGREEMENT PUBLIC (PDF)
-> PERFORMANCE ART AGREEMENT (PDF)
-> ARTISTS LECTURE AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR COPYRIGHT LICENCING / PUBLICATION / USE BY OTHERS
-> COPYRIGHT LICENCE AGREEMENT (PDF)
-> DIGITAL ART LICENSE AGREEMENT (PDF)
-> PRINT PUBLICATION AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR COMMISSIONS / MURALS etc
-> COMMISSION AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR LEASE / RENTAL
-> LEASE OF ARTISTIC WORK AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR COMMUNITY ART / GROUPS / RESIDENCY PROJECTS
-> COMMUNITY ART AGREEMENT (PDF)
FOR COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN 2 OR MORE ARTISTS
-> COLLABORATION AGREEMENT (PDF)