If creating art was a day job, most artists would have been fired already.The Artist Contract is, simply, the terms of agreement for a sustainable, productive career as a professional artist.  The working conditions, the expected results, and a mini-code of conduct.  Just like you’d have at any other job.  Because, in the end, that’s what being a professional artist is.

Special thanks to Doc Waller for his assistance with the graphics, and his suggestions on expanding the scope to encompass artists of all kinds.

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