Graphic Arts Forms

Commission contracts, graphic design agreements and other legal forms for artists, cartoonists, illustrators, art galleries and studios. Affordable and customizable, easy to use.

  • Contracts for commission work and special art projects.
  • Agreements for selling, displaying and authenticating your work.
  • Downloadable business plans.
  • Release and waiver forms for galleries.
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Acknowledgement of Copyright in Artwork

When original art or photos for publication, protect your copyright in the work by having the publisher or editor sign this Acknowledgement of Copyright in Artwork at the time you submit the work.

  • The publisher / editor acknowledges that you are the owner of the copyright.
  • The publisher / editor agrees that the work will not be used for any purpose other than for the publication.

Don't run the risk of losing your rights in your own work. Always get the.....


Certificate of Authenticity of Limited Edition Work

Prepare a Certificate of Authenticity for a limited edition art work with this ready-made template.
  • The Certificate can be attached to each copy in a limited edition series of artwork. Each reproduction produced from the original must be certified as authentic and numbered as part of the series, for example, in a series of 200, the limited edition reproductions are sequentially numbered 1/200, 2/200, 3/200, and so on.
  • The Certificate also certifies that the plates or ot.....

Commission Contract for Original Art

Artists, do you accept commissions for custom artwork? Protect your ownership rights in the work with this template Commission Contract for Original Art.

  • The commissioned work will be based on preliminary designs by the artist which have been approved by the client.
  • The client agrees to pay the artist's reasonable expenses in connection with the creation of the work, and will pay for any shipping costs.
  • The artist is responsible for insuring the work until.....

Graphic Design Project Agreement

Write up a contract to develop a project for a client with this customizable Graphic Design Project Agreement template.

  • This is a generic legal agreement which is not country-specific and can be used anywhere.
  • Any changes to the specifications must be by change order and will constitute additional work and incur additional fees.
  • The designer will work up preliminary design sketches at the outset of the project, and will present proofs for the client's approv.....

Illustration Commission Agreement (Fixed Fee)

Find an artist to illustrate a book or other original work and pay them a fixed fee for their work under the terms of this Illustration Commission Agreement.

  • The form contains a work-for-hire clause for USA contracts, which can be deleted for use in other countries.
  • Under this contract, the artist is paid a fixed fee instead of a royalty. When the artist's fee has been paid in full, the author of the book becomes the sole owner of the illustrations and all copyrights......

Illustration Commission Agreement (Royalty Payments)

Commission an artist to illustrate your book, e-book or other publication with this Illustration Commission Agreement (Royalty Payments).

  • The artist will be paid an ongoing royalty (based on net profits from sales of the book) for the author's use of the illustrations in the book.
  • If the artist's work is also used in connection with any merchandising, the artist will receive an additional royalty from the sale of the merchandise.
  • The author or publisher must.....

Invoice Forms for Artwork

Prepare invoices for the sale of art pieces with these customizable Invoice Forms for Artwork.

The package contains two invoice templates:
  • an invoice form for the sale of a single art work, which contains a section for limited edition pieces,
  • an invoice form for bulk purchases, which can be used by either the artist or by a gallery to sell several art pieces to one client.
These Invoice Forms for Artwork are available as Microsoft Word templates, an.....

Release and Indemnity of Gallery by Artist

Protect yourself and your gallery against legal claims from artists with this Release and Indemnity of Gallery by Artist form.

  • You should get a signed copy of the Release and Indemnity from every artist who is exhibiting his/her work in your gallery space.
  • The artist releases the gallery from any claims for lost or damaged pieces and indemnifies and holds the gallery harmless against such loss or damage.
  • This is an editable template which can be customized f.....

Resume Form for an Artist

Visual artists, prepare a resume to accompany your portfolio with this free Resume Form for Artist template which contains sections covering your:

  • work experience and accomplishments,
  • awards and honors,
  • existing clients,
  • education,
  • memberships,
  • community involvement,
  • competencies and proficiencies,
  • references.

Use this free template to prepare your Resume. Go ahead, download it - won't cost you.....