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Sample Contract for Creative Consultant


Arts Safety Research Team


Dec 2022

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Financial Safety

A sample legal agreement between a performing arts organisation and a Creative Consultant for a theatre production.

Performing Arts Organization: [Organization Name]
Creative Consultant: [Creative Consultant Name]

This contract (“Agreement”) is made and entered into on the date of acceptance by the creative consultant, and is by and between [Organization Name] (“Producer”), and [Creative Consultant Name] (“Creative Consultant”).

1. Engagement:
Producer hereby engages creative consultant to provide creative consulting services for the theatre production of [Production Name] (“Production”). Creative Consultant shall be responsible for providing creative input and guidance for the Production.
2. Deliverables:
Creative Consultant shall be responsible for the following deliverables:
- Attend all rehearsals and production meetings as scheduled by Producer
- Submit a written report on the creative elements of the Production to Producer by [Report Submission Date]
- Maintain the confidentiality of all information and materials related to the Production
- Adhere to professional standards of conduct and behavior at all times

Producer shall be responsible for the following deliverables:

- Provide creative consultant with the necessary scripts, production plans, and any other relevant materials
- Provide creative consultant with a schedule of rehearsals and production meetings in advance
- Pay creative consultant the agreed upon compensation in a timely manner
1. Timeline:
The term of this Agreement shall commence on [Start Date] and shall continue until [End Date] or completion of the run of the Production, whichever occurs first. Rehearsals and production meetings shall take place from [Rehearsal Start Date] to [Rehearsal End Date]. Performances shall take place from [Performance Start Date] to [Performance End Date].
2. Compensation:
In consideration for the services to be rendered by creative consultant hereunder, Producer shall pay creative consultant the sum of [Compensation Amount] per week. Payment shall be made on a biweekly basis. Creative consultant shall also be entitled to a share of the net profits of the Production, as determined by Producer in its sole discretion.
3. Termination:
This Agreement may be terminated by either party at any time, for any reason, upon written notice to the other party. In the event of termination by Producer, creative consultant shall be entitled to receive compensation for all services rendered up to the date of termination.
4. Confidentiality:
Creative consultant shall maintain the confidentiality of all information and materials related to the Production, including but not limited to scripts, production plans, and personnel information. Creative consultant shall not disclose any such information to any third party without the prior written consent of Producer.
5. Indemnification:
Creative consultant shall indemnify and hold harmless Producer, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any and all claims, damages, or expenses arising out of or in connection with creative consultant’s performance of services under this Agreement.
6. Governing Law:
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of [State].

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.

[Organization Name]

By: [Signature]

[Creative Consultant Name]




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