Commission and Co-Production Agreement Points of Discussion

This post is related to a couple of earlier ones about basic concepts arts organizations should understand about contracts as presented by Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guillams from GG Arts Law at a recent Arts Midwest conference.  It is worth consulting the earlier entries regarding how to approach contracts and what general elements belong in contracts. The main focus of the session GG Arts Law conducted was providing guidance about what issues should be discussed when entering a collaborative or commission arrangement with another entity. Commission Agreements The following are things … Read more

Parts of a Contract

What Are The Parts Of A Contract?

What Makes A Valid Contract? Believe it or not, there are only three basic elements required to form a valid contract: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration. Obviously there are almost infinite details which can constitute one of these things. It is also good to know what can be construed as a contract. It doesn’t necessarily need to be written down. It can be spoken agreement or even an email exchange in certain circumstances so take care to be clear if you are not ready to move ahead with an arrangement. Acceptance doesn’t necessarily mean … Read more

Change Your Fundamental Concept of Contracts

Change Your Fundamental Concept of Contracts

After attending different regional conferences over the last couple decades the one subject that it seems will never grow stale is contract law. Any session in the subject is always well attended. A large number of these sessions are conducted by Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guillams from GG Arts Law. At the last Arts Midwest conference they conducted a session on contracts for collaborations and partnerships. Before they started on that specific subject, they made some general comments about how people should fundamentally think about contracts. The Contract Finishes The Conversation, … Read more