The designation of an artist to create a work is one of the oldest forms of the artistic work and one of the most obvious legal relationships that an artist concludes: a commission agreement is a contract by which the curator agrees to pay the artist for his skills and work (and not for the sale of the work of art, which is why it is not a sales contract). rights that define who owns the work once completed, an agreement on the reproduction rights of the work as well as provisions on whether the work can be exhibited, borrowed, etc. If you are responsible for the development of a public art project, something for a company or an organization, you will probably receive a review and signature contract from the Commission. The agreement does not provide for denunciation by either party, not least because it would compromise the serious commitment of both parties and also because, on this point, the law is clear: the commissioner may deny the artist access to his premises to perform the work, giving the artist the right to compensate (monetary compensation) for the losses and inconveniences that the refusal may cause to recover; the artist may refuse to perform the work, giving the curator the right to employ another, to do so and to recover damages from the artist for the losses and inconveniences that refusal may cause. If one of the parties were to die, the agreement would be terminated and the artist would only be entitled to the payment of the Commissioner`s estate for the workers already made at the time of death. Clauses could be introduced to protect the finished work from mutilation and destruction, but since many artists are unsure whether these terms are appropriate, they have been left out in the above proposal. An introduction that explains the project, defines and mandates the artist and describes the specific works that are commissioned, the schedules, recordings and details defined throughout the Commission process, not only ensures a successful project, but also paves the way for future contracts. Regardless of your artistic limitations for commissioning work, you should always establish a written contract or commission agreement in which you tore your own provisions. I gave some common examples below. A written contract of both parties must: You can consult here, here or here a standard contract for an art commission. I sought the agreement of the Artists Committee to find only these few examples – there are many more to see online.