Primer On Ethically Contracting Engagements

Primer On Ethically Contracting Engagements

In other posts here on ArtsHacker, we covered how contracts should be viewed as part of a communication process, preferably one of the final steps. Because the contract memorializes what has been discussed, it is important that the communication process be conducted in a clear and open manner. One of the recurring topics of discussion among artists, agents and presenters is the issues that crop up when people are trying to act in good faith and give the other party the benefit of the doubt, only to have a detrimental outcome. I … Read more

Yes Virginia, There Are Agents With Ethics

The business side of performing arts can be a confusing and tricky realm to try to navigate. There is increasing expectation and need for artists to take more direct control of their careers. This can be an intimidating proposition if you feel you don’t have a grasp of  legal considerations, scheduling and planning, general industry practices and expectations and the like. There are resources out there, but it can be difficult to identify them. One good resource in the performing arts field for managers, agents, represented artists, self-managed artists, affiliated business vendors … Read more

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