Artist Work-for-Hire Agreement

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This Artist Work-for-Hire Agreement is used when hiring an artist to create artwork for a home, office or commercial building. This agreement sets out the specific details of the arrangement and can easily be tailored to fit your unique needs.

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This Artist Work-for-Hire Agreement is between an artist and an individual or entity (also known as assignee) who desires to hire the artist for the creation of works of art. This agreement sets out the details of the arrangement including the specific works to be created, how much the artist will be paid and if the artist will be reimbursed for expenses. It also contains a provision which assigns all works produced by the artist to the assignee. A well-written Artist Work-For-Hire Agreement will prove invaluable in the event there are disagreements, misunderstandings or litigation between the parties.

This Artist Work-for-Hire Agreement includes the following provisions:
  • Parties: Sets out the name and address of the artist and the assignee;
  • Recitals: Sets out the business of the assignee and that artist desires to create artwork for the assignee;
  • Completion/Review and Approval of Artwork: Sets out that all artwork must be completed within the timeframe as set out in an attached exhibit. The assignee also has the right to review and approve the artwork prior to its completion;
  • Payment and Expenses: Sets out the compensation the artist will be paid for the artwork and that assignee is responsible for the payment of all expenses;
  • Royalties: Artist is also entitled to a percentage of royalties received by assignee and this structure is set out on an exhibit to this agreement;
  • Signatures: Both artist and the assignee must sign this agreement in the presence of witnesses.

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This attorney-prepared package includes:
  1. General Information
  2. Instructions and Checklist
  3. Artist Work-for-Hire Agreement
State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of all states
Number of Pages11
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#43520

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