Sample agreements

The Arts Law Centre of Australia has a number of sample agreements available. For more information visit the Arts Centre of Australia's website.

Arts Law Centre of Australia:

Band Partnership Letter agreement

This sample Band Partnership Letter Agreement should be used when members of a band want to record how their band will operate as between the various members.

This sample agreement includes the most common terms which the parties need to consider and agree to.

Creative enterprise hubs in NSW: Licence Agreement

This agreement governs the relationship between the people or organisation setting up the Creative Enterprise Hub and a property owner. It comprises a Licence Agreement and Schedule.

Creative enterprise hubs in NSW: Participation Agreement

This agreement governs the relationship between the people or organisation setting up the Creative Enterprise Hub and a participant in the Hub. It comprises a Participation Letter, Participation Agreement and Schedule.

Film Loan Agreement

This sample Film Loan Agreement letter should be used on a very low budget or no budget film when the film maker or film makers wants to borrow a small amount of money from a private individual (not a bank or government agency or funding body). It is intended to be interest free until a specified repayment date and is not due for repayment until the film earns revenue

Film Location Deed of Release (no payment)

The sample Film Location Deed of Release (no payment) is for use when a film producer wants to shoot a film (including a video) on private property. It is drafted mainly from the producer’s perspective. If a producer fails to obtain a Location Release, the producer could be liable in trespass or for doing other things for which there are legal consequences.

Film Location Deed of Release (with payment)

The sample Film Location Deed of Release (with payment) is for use when a film producer wants to shoot a film (including a video) on private property.

Indigenous Artwork Reproduction License for fabric

This sample INDIGENOUS ARTWORK REPRODUCTION LICENCE (FABRIC) should be used when an artist who owns all rights and interests including copyright in an artwork (the Artwork) wants to grant a licensee an exclusive licence to reproduce the artwork in connection with the manufacture, importation, distribution, promotion, advertising and sale of printed fabric (the Fabric). The licence includes the right to adapt the Artwork into designs that can be printed as a repeating pattern onto Fabric under certain conditions (the Designs).

Indigenous Collaboration Agreement – Fashion and Furnishings

This sample INDIGENOUS COLLABORATION AGREEMENT should be used when a designer in the fashion, textile or home furnishing industry, or a business that is involved in the production of articles for the fashion and furnishing industries  (the Designer) wishes to work together with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island visual artist/ or group of visual artists (the Artist) to create and produce clothing, textiles and/or furnishing items based on or incorporating or inspired by the artworks of that artist or artists.

Music Compilation Licence for a Community Project

This sample agreement outlines the arrangement between a community or a non-profit organisation and an unsigned artist in which the artist records songs for the first time for inclusion on a compilation album.

Session Musician’s Release

This sample Session Musician’s Release (the Release) should be used when a musician is being hired by a third party to perform a musical work as part of a recorded music session.

Workshop Participation Deed

This sample WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION DEED should be used when a person takes part in a workshop in which they will create copyright material, for example by writing text, composing music, creating new dance movement or coming up with new lines for a play, and possibly performs the material created.