Contracts and murals
Guidelines for artists to follow when negotiating a contract.
Letters of agreement
Sample letter of agreement between artist and mural patron.
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.
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.
Link to website of Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective Inc.
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.
Legal Advice Links
Artists’ Legal Advice Services, provides free summary legal advice to artists living in Ontario, Canada.
Pacific Legal Education & Outreach Society, a BC-based society, creates legal tools and resources for artists and non-profits to prevent legal issues before they happen.