An artwork raising money to pay writers to remove 30 words from three political/cultural texts for up to one year.
View the fundraiser HERE.
To view the full PDF version of the contract, click here.
*Note: a contractual agreement may only be entered with the approval and consent of the artist.
Clarifies that the agreement only applies to original writings by the writer submitted to the artist for inclusion in the project. Nothing more.
a.) Agreement is for one calendar year from date of signature
b.) Writers must send proposals of texts for approval by the artist
c.) Writer chooses 3 words to keep from the list of 30. Writer then agrees not to use the remaining 27 words (including variations created from suffixes, prefixes, plurals, conjugations, constructions, etc.) in texts related to this project.
d.) Artist has right to reject texts that do not meet terms of agreement.
e.) It is responsibility of writer to make sure processes of editing place terms back in after artist review.
f.) Texts must reference the artwork as follows:
“This text was commissioned as part of an artwork, ‘A Structural Crisis in an Emotional Landscape’ by Kenneth Pietrobono, in which its author, [INSERT NAME OF AUTHOR], agreed, for compensation, to avoid using the following words: [agreement word list].”
Writers retain intellectual property rights related to their texts. Artist retains intellectual property and representation rights of the artwork.
Artist will pay writer no more than three times for maximum of three texts in one year. Accepted and published texts will be paid as follows:
$150 texts 500-2000 words
$250 texts 2000 words and above
Writer may waive the fee at their discretion.
Non-exclusive, royalty free rights granted to artist for use of text in the name of the artwork. Artist understands this agreement exists parallel and subsequent to any third-party agreements the writer may have entered relative to the text.
for remaining sections please refer to the PDF contract linked above