Contracts and Copyrights

Contracts Links

Contracts and murals
Guidelines for artists to follow when negotiating a contract.

Letters of agreement
Sample letter of agreement between artist and mural patron.

Sample contract
Draft template for a contract between wall owner and mural creator.

Artists’ Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists
A comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the “dos and don’ts” of written contracts by Paul Sanderson & Ronald N. Hier, published by CARFAC Ontario, 2006.

Copyright Links

CARFAC
The national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists, Canadian Artists’ Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens defends artists’ economic and legal rights and educates the public on fair dealing with artists.

CARCC
Link to website of Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc.

SODRAC
Link to English website of Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs au Canada inc.

A Guide to Copyrights
Link to website of Canadian Intellectual Property Office, an agency of Industry Canada.

Copyright Basics (USA)
Link to website of Artists Rights Society, a copyright, licensing, and monitoring organization for visual artists in the United States.

Advocacy Links

Canadian Conference of the Arts
CCA fosters informed public debate on policy issues and seeks to advance the cultural rights of Canadians.

The Creators’ Rights Alliance
A coalition of national artists’ associations and collectives responsible for managing authors’ rights, which is devoted to the defense, the promotion and the protection of the interests of Canadian creators in relation to intellectual property.

Legal Advice Links

ALAS
Artists’ Legal Advice Services, provides free summary legal advice to artists living in Ontario, Canada.