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Saskatchewan Lease Agreement for the Rental of Artistic Works Form


Saskatchewan Lease Agreement for the Rental of Artistic Works Form
Saskatchewan Lease Agreement for the Rental of Artistic Works Form
LEASE AGREEMENT 2010 © CARFAC SASKATCHEWAN Page 1 of 12
LEASE AGREEMENT
FOR THE RENTAL OF ARTISTIC WORKS
Background
In May 2009, the Saskatchewan government passed a new law called The Arts Professions Act (the “APA”). The
APA will come into force and apply on and after June 1, 2010. The APA serves to recognize artists, including by
affirming and recognizing:
the important contribution of artists to the cultural, social, economic and educational
enrichment of Saskatchewan;
the value of artistic creativity in advancing Saskatchewan’s cultural, social, economic and
educational life;
the valuable contribution of artists to Saskatchewan’s cultural heritage and development;
and
the importance of fair compensation to professional artists for the creation and use of their
artistic works.
To achieve these purposes, the APA requires a written agreement whenever a person (called an “engager” in the
APA) intends to hire a “professional artist”: (1) to produce an artistic work or production; (2) to present an artistic
work or production to the public; or (3) to engage in the circulation or dissemination of artistic works to the public
(whether by lease, exchange, deposit, exhibition, publication, publicly presenting or other similar fashion). Under
the APA, each contract between a professional artist and an engager must contain certain terms. Further
information on The Arts Professions Act of Saskatchewan is available from the Government of Saskatchewan online
at www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/arts-professions-act.
The CARFAC Saskatchewan Model Agreements
CARFAC Saskatchewan has always recognized the value of artists entering into written contracts; but CARFAC
Saskatchewan also recognizes that artists are not always in a position to develop and maintain a body of contracts
that meet all the requirements of the APA. To simplify matters, CARFAC Saskatchewan has worked with its lawyers
to develop a set of model agreements that meet all the criteria set out in the APA and are pleased to provide this
model agreement for reference.
Please note that CARFAC Saskatchewan prepared each of the foregoing model agreements to address the general
requirements for a contract in the circumstances generally described by the title to the agreement. In other
words, a model agreement contains only the most basic terms that might arise in the context identified by the title
to the agreement. The model agreements are not comprehensive in nature; they do not contemplate anything
beyond the most basic model for the relationship in question.
Saskatchewan Lease Agreement for the Rental of Artistic Works Form
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