Art Commission Contract

A Simple-To-Use Contractual Agreement Template

In any business dealing, a written contract can provide security and peace of mind to all of the parties involved in the transaction.  Contracts written between commissioners and artists are no exception.

This Commission Contract provides a template that outlines the full understanding of the business relationship and scope of the artwork so that no one can claim any misunderstandings later down the road.  It is simple to implement and highly cost effective. With this Commission Contract you will be equipped to specify exactly what rights are being purchased and what rights the artist is retaining. Once signed and notarized, this Commission Contract is binding and legally enforceable.


Easily Customizable Format

Created by New York art attorney Michael Moriarty, CODAworx is proud to offer you a one-stop-shop Commission Contract.


  • Artist’s Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Breach of Agreement
  • Dispute Resolution.
  • Final Design
  • Independent Contractors
  • Inspection and Acceptance; Correction of Deficiencies
  • Insurance Policy Coverage Period and Minimum Limits; Commissioner as Additional Insured
  • Intellectual Property and Related Rights and Obligations
  • Ownership
  • Termination without Cause; Sums Due to Artist
  • Transfer of Title

Why should you purchase the Art Commission Contract?

You can avoid costly attorney fees.

The contract is delivered instantly via email.

The contract is highly customizable.


Questions?  Call us at 608.467.3040


The CODAworx Commission Contract does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Please be advised that the law is different from state to state. You may want to seek independent legal counsel in your state to review the contract before finalizing.