I was wondering about contracts. I have found an artist that I will be working with. He wants a contract drawn up. It's my first time writing one. So i have two questions, #1: What are the common types of things which are listed in a contract? #2: Is there a sample template i can see? Thanks guys.
Check out this .doc for some pretty decent boiler plate language to get you started. (Ignore the top two pages and skip down to the numbered sections for the verbage you can start from:
Than just modify to fit your needs. Keep in mind the whole purpose is to limit the exposure to risk for each of you. In other words the more cash/assets and potential cash/assets involved, the tighter and more detailed your contract should be.
Hope that helps some.
Last edited by Anim8r13; 01-20-2010 at 04:15 PM.
I don't know, but a few ideas...
Page rate -- what you'll pay per page.
Expectations -- what you expect to get for your money.
Price for changes -- if you change your mind about something and have him redo something, he might make minor changes for free, but will likely want to be compensated if he has to redo something.
Delivery terms -- When and how you wish to receive the art. Timelines, Deadlines, and absolutely dead-in-the-ground-don't-expect-to-get-paid-lines.
Payment terms -- When and how you will pay, and compensation if payments are late. He has the right to prompt payment. (Advice: Send the first check the minute the first page is in your hand, no matter what. All other payments should sent off within 7 days of receipt of art, unless he says otherwise. If you can't pay immediately, say so. If art has been delivered and not paid for, either dip into your savings/credit and make it happen, or prepare to compensate him for waiting.)
(I ask for full payment within 30 days with 12%/annum interest in unpaid balances -- or 1%/month. No one ever actually pays any interest but it's a nice incentive to pay promptly.)