As the Artists in Schools program is a three-way partnership between the school, the artist, and the United Arts Council, specific contracts must be used when booking artists through this program. United Arts provides three separate templates for schools to use. The performance contract may be used for all assemblies. Workshop/Residency and Writer Residencies require similar but separate templates. Links to all three contracts will be available following the application deadline.
How to Create a Contract:
First: Cultural Arts Representatives must ensure date(s), time(s), venue, and number of participating students are acceptable to both the artist and the school.
Second: Cultural Arts Representatives will select the appropriate contract and complete it with the information confirmed by both artist and school.
Third: Cultural Arts Representative will obtain signatures (electronic or otherwise) from:
- the artist
- the school principal
- the PTA President
Fourth: Once the document is complete, the Cultural Arts Representative should verify that each signature is dated and each name is clearly printed beneath the signature.
Fifth: The contracts will be submitted for final approval. Save completed contract as a PDF and email it to [email protected]. Submit contracts with all three signatures by the appropriate deadline. Fully signed documents are then forwarded to all parties and the matching funds are secured until the program is complete.
Note: Neither a contract provided by the artist, nor one provided by the school, may substitute or supersede the United Arts contract. Technical riders (documents that specify equipment, technical and other needs) as provided by the artist are allowed, but they may not site additional requirements that are not specified in the Artists in Schools Directory.