A Surprisingly Interesting Book About Contracts: For Artists & Other Creatives

by: Sarah Conley Odenkirk (0)

For most people, reading a contract conjures up feelings of dread rather than elationā€”perhaps even more so for artists. And who can blame them? Nevertheless, if you are going to succeed as a creative person in a business world, you must come to terms with the need to balance your aesthetic sense with business savvy.Ā 

A Surprisingly Interesting Book About ContractsĀ is specifically written to help artists and other creative people overcome contract anxiety. This book provides a painless, and, like the title promises, surprisingly interesting introduction to contracts and other art world business issues. With insights from experienced attorney, Sarah Conley Odenkirk, amusing legal tales, and useful forms, you will arm yourself with knowledge and confidence for all of your creative endeavors. You might even find a few reasons to chuckle along the way.

A Surprisingly Interesting Book About ContractsĀ offers simple explanations in plain English. It will give you the tools to be in the best possible position to maintain control of your work and achieve career success. And you may even begin to enjoy the business of artistic practice.

The Reviews

I have ordered this as a text for a university class I teach about professional practices in the visual arts. While most of the examples in the book used to illustrate the need for contracts relate to artists fairly far into their careers, rather than young, emerging artists in a very rural area, I am able to make the content accessible by using examples they might experience in the first few years of their careers.

recommended to me by my art director in our weekly seminar. It has helped me with my business as a calligraphy artist - contracting, how to go about role-playing/assigning tasks on joint projects etc. Get this if you plan on making a n y sort of gain from your artwork.

Odenkirk's book lives up to the promise of its title! This is a must-read for anyone working in a creative capacity who (justifiably) would rather get projects moving than spend time bogged down in the negotiation and drafting of contracts. You'll learn how to figure out when you really do need to hire a lawyer, what all those boilerplate contract provisions really mean, and some of the fundamentals about intellectual property protection and related issues. And all along, you'll have Odenkirk's likable, comforting voice to guide you. Great stuff.

Easy to read and well organized.

A great read. Very interesting and easy to understand. Recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about contracts in the art world.

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