Whether you are a painter doing a commission or a musician hired for a performance, your artist engagement contract will determine the role of each party involved. Get to know the standard terms to look out for when signing an artist contract.
Author - Kelly Trager
For the past seventeen years, Kelly Trager has dedicated her life to the arts as a dance artist, arts attorney, professor of arts and cultural and design management, and advisor. She currently teaches at Pratt Institute in NYC and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and runs a solo arts law practice, KKTLaw.
Aside from more traditional financing models such as arts grants or crowdfunding, pairing up with art partners is an excellent way to fund art exhibitions and other projects. Artrepreneur takes a look at the various partnership arrangements available to artists.
We review the necessary steps artists seeking to fund art projects must take before they solicit financing partners, and review three key methods frequently used to fund art projects – self-funding, crowdsourcing, and fiscal sponsorship.