Sample agreements & templates

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The Arts Law website has a number of sample agreements available for purchase, which are designed to cover a variety of common relationships in different arts sectors. To find out more about what agreements are available, please click here.

Artists in the Black has also developed a number of sample agreements which specifically relate to Indigenous artists. Some are available for FREE download, while some are LOW COST with a further discount rate if you are an Arts Law subscriber.

Please refer to Arts Laws'  terms and conditions before using any of the sample agreements.

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    Art Centre and Art Gallery Umbrella Consignment Agreement

    This sample ART CENTRE AND ART GALLERY UMBRELLA CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT should be used when an Indigenous Art Centre (Art Centre) provides works of art (Artwork) on consignment to a third party gallery (Gallery) for exhibition and sale.

    Art Centre and Gallery One Off Exhibition Agreement

    This sample Indigenous Art Centre and Art Gallery Consignment Agreement should be used when an Indigenous Art Centre provides works of art to a third party gallery for exhibition and sale.

    Art Centre IP Toolkit

    This Art Centre Toolkit has been developed specifically for Indigenous Art Centres and includes template policies and agreements which cover licensing, Intellectual Property and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP).

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    Copyright Agency Agreement Between Artist and Art Centre – Supplementary

    This sample Supplementary Copyright Agency Agreement Between Artist and Art Centre should be used when there is a current membership agreement between the art centre and its member artists (either written or unwritten) which doesn’t clearly give the art centre authority to act as the artist’s agent for copyright licensing purposes.

    Copyright Licensing Fee Schedules

    These Schedules contain suggested copyright licensing fee structures for various types of image reproduction (merchandise, print, architectural etc) and are designed to be used by Indigenous art centres who manage the copyright licensing of their member artists’ artwork.  

    Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Academic Research

    This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Academic Research should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to any research conducted by a individuals or institutions external to the community which seeks access to the Art Centre or its member artists, whether publically or privately funded and whether for commercial or non-profit purposes.

    Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Festivals and Performances

    This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Festivals and Performances should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to all festivals or performances involving traditional forms of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural traditional expression and knowledge which are hosted or staged by, or involve the Arts Centre.

    Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Indigenous Stories

    This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Indigenous Stories should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to the recording or transcribing for any purpose of traditional stories told by members of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island language group.

    Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Media, Filming and Photography at an Art Centre

    This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Media, Filming and Photography should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to any filming or photography at the art centre.

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    Image Reproduction Licence for a Business Logo for an Aboriginal Art Centre

    This sample agreement should be used when an Indigenous community art centre wants to create a business logo from an existing Indigenous artworkby one of its member artists.  If a business other than the Artist’s own art centre wishes to use the Artwork as a business logo, a more detailed licence agreement is appropriate.

    Indigenous Artist and Art Centre Member Agreement

    This sample agreement has been developed for Indigenous Art Centres to use with its artists members where the Art Centre sells the work of the artist on consignment and provides services to the Artist.

    Indigenous Artwork Reproduction Licence for a Publication (Digital)

    This sample agreement should be used when someone wants to use an image of an existing Indigenous artwork (such as a painting, a print, a drawing, a photograph or a still multimedia image) (Image) in an online or digital publication (Publication).

    Indigenous Artwork Reproduction Licence for fabric

    Developed as part of Arts Law’s Black Fashion Project (with thanks to Arts Queensland), this sample agreement can be used where an Indigenous artwork is reproduced onto fabric. See also the Indigenous Collaboration Agreement – Fashion and Furnishings.

    Indigenous Artwork Reproduction Licence for Merchandise (Art Centre)

    This sample Indigenous Artwork Reproduction Licence for Merchandise (Art Centre) should be used when the Art Centre wants to use an image of an existing Indigenous artwork (such as a painting, print or drawing) on merchandise to be sold by the art centre. This sample agreement complies with the Indigenous Art Code.

    Indigenous Artwork Reproductions Licence for a Publication (Print)

    This sample agreement should be used when someone wants to use an image of an existing Indigenous artwork (such as a painting, a print, a drawing, a photograph or a still multimedia image) in a print publication (such as a book, postcard, corporate brochure, book or poster).

    Indigenous Collaboration Agreement – Fashion and Furnishings

    This sample INDIGENOUS COLLABORATION AGREEMENT should be used when a designer in the fashion, textile or home furnishing industry, or a business that is involved in the production of articles for the fashion and furnishing industries  (the Designer) wishes to work together with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island visual artist/ or group of visual artists (the Artist) to create and produce clothing, textiles and/or furnishing items based on or incorporating or inspired by the artworks of that artist or artists.

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    Language Agreements and Protocol Guidelines (FATSILC) - FREE

    These sample language agreements and protocol guidelines are aimed at assisting Indigenous communities and their consultants (schools, linguists, anthropologists, ICT specialists) through the process of developing and using language materials at a local level.

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    Will for Indigenous visual artists - FREE

    This sample Will for Indigenous Artists has been developed to encourage Indigenous artists to consider what will happen to their artworks, property and copyright when they pass away, and provide guidance for those who decide to make a will.

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