Every contract and convention is made of essential sections and negotiable content. How do you draft a contract that will protect you and your work?

Phase(s)

Pre-Production

Subject

Legal and administrative matters

Target groups

Artists, Creative and Cultural Professions

Sectors

for all sectors, photography, visual and graphic arts, music, webdesign, dance, media, performing arts

Level of experience

for all levels, Beginners, Intermediary, Experienced

Prerequisites

None

Comments

This training doesn't cover copyrights and neighbouring rights or encoding SMart contracts. To deepen these subjects, we invite you to follow a cost-free info session. If you're a photographer, you can also follow the training "Photography - copyrights and image rights"

Description

This training presents the elements that should be included in creative professionals' contracts

Content

  • What is a contract/an agreement?
  • What are the essential categories that need to appear in a contract?
  • What are the important questions that needs to be asked when writing a contract or reading one?

Method

Active methodology, putting the accent on the participants' inputs and giving them the possibility to exchange among peers. Presentation by the trainer as an expert of that field.

Objectives

  • Know the basic rules to write a contract/an agreement
  • Be able to valorize your own rights while writing a contract

Results

  • To be more at ease when negotiating or receiving a contract

Resources

  • Training script
  • Basic equipment (computer, video projector, flipchart, wifi)

Evaluations

Questionnaire to be filled out by the participants (paper and online versions exist)

Support material

Documents and infosheets distributed to the participants

Other related recommended resources

  • The infosheet "Key information on contract"
  • evaluations available

Duration

8 h

Participants

up to 12

Course language(s)

Français, English

Past track experience

since 2006

Trainer

Vanessa Wathieu

Organisation

SMartBE

Contact

Sophie Ypersiel

Tested

under the project Routes to Employment

Download

📎 Module PDF (0.11 MB)

Personal curriculum


This Curriculum was developed with funding from the EU programme ERASMUS+ as Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.
Erasmus+
This curriculum reflects only the authors’ views; the European Commission and the ERASMUS+ national agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the informations it contains.

Contact

Organisations

SMartBE

SMart is a non-profit organisation created in Belgium in 1998 which is developing itself in 8 European countries. SMart aims to simplify and support the professional paths of creative and cultural workers. Their principal goal is to help the self-employed to develop their own activities through a secure system.