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Contracts for Creators
Contracts For Creators is a platform that provides contractual information freely for the empowerment of the creative community. We see this as a crucial tool for freshers and professionals to be able to strengthen their professional ties and protect themselves from unethical industry behaviour, late payments, unruly clients etc.
The website has been designed to be simple and hassle free. Contracts don't need to be complicated. They need to be functional.
For any further assistance about details of your contract or any further information please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manojna is an entertainment, media and IP lawyer. She is the founder of Artistik License - a legal and business consultancy for artists and creative professionals.
A legal professional with a deep appreciation for creative entrepreneurship and the arts, Manojna launched Artistik License in 2013, and has been working with the creative community since.
She is a graduate of the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India and the UCLA School of Law, where she specialised in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law. Manojna has worked with different organisations, within the legal, creative and entrepreneurship eco-system. Prior to founding Artistik License, she worked with one of India’s leading corporate law firms, a pioneering digital legal publishing/education platform, and a policy-research think tank. She also led the content curation team for the Construkt Festival in 2015 – a revolutionary entrepreneurship festival based out of Bangalore, India.
Manojna appreciates the need for greater dialogue between the different stakeholders of the creative economy, and is dedicated towards furthering the same through her work. She also believes in the power of strengthening community and cultural exchange, which is why she prefers to stay location-independent. She believes that information is power, and needs to be made accessible to all members of the creative economy, in order to really see it thrive.
Always up for black coffee, Manojna likes to discover new music, write about all sorts of things, and obsess over science-fiction shows and movies.
Mihir Joshi is a design entrepreneur from Bombay, who runs a studio called Dijma Communications, that works as a creative and strategic partner for brands. A modern-day design and communications house that believes in producing intelligent and compelling experiences for businesses across the globe. Their passion lies in working closely with their clients, mixing strategies with original thinking to produce exciting and sustainable solutions. At Dijma, Mihir helps businesses grow by finding the right creative and tech solutions.
When he is not working he is often found on the road exploring new destinations, either driving, swimming, or collecting boarding passes, attending live music gigs, making some amazing playlists (you need to hack his Spotify to check them out), promoting art, and playing foosball.
A good day for him starts with a long run, and a heavy dose of indie music, followed with some meditation.
Ayesha Kapadia is a multidisciplinary creative based in Bombay, India.
With a focus on exploring the surreal dimension, Ayesha's work spans across Art Direction, Illustration, Graphic Design, Image Making, Photography, Video and Film, Installation Design, Product Design, Branding and Identity, Creative Direction and Designing with Waste.
Kapadia began her career in advertising with Leo Burnett, Ogilvy&Mather, Black Swan Life and DDB Mudra after earning a Fine Art degree in Applied Arts and she has been working independently since 2014. This experience has given her a solid foundation on which she began her independant journey into the arts. As an independant artist, she enjoyed working with and has been commissioned by Parkeh & Singh, Prateek Kuhad, Bombay Perfumery, Verve Magazine, Dove, Harper's Bazaar, Tata Cliq, Okhai, Chindi, antiSocial, NH7 Weekender, and many more.
Ayesha is deeply inspired by nature, science, culture, Indian crafts, textiles, personal stories, experiences, memories, fragrances, feelings, music, movies and fashion.
Her work is born from a love of an ever evolving imaginary world where meaning is shifted and possible interpretations are multifaceted.
As an independant artist, Ayesha has worked with a multitude of clients and has had her fare share of chasing payments. She wants to create a tool to help young professionals to be able to protect themselves and be empowered and not have to go through what she went through. Ayesha understands that finding a suitable lawyer and then bearing the weight of the charges involved can be daunting for a fresher, so she wanted to create a tool that allows everyone to have access to the basics to begin with and feel empowered and in charge of their journey as independant artists.
Terms of contract usage
Thank you for visiting Contracts For Creators. Before engaging with the site, and the materials it contains, we would love for you to read and understand our terms about how to use the site and what to expect from it.
Any information that we collect from this website including but not limited to your email IDs is only meant for internal purposes. We are most definitely being mindful of your privacy as best we can.
1. Contracts for Creators is an initiative that is not driven by profit, and has been created in the spirit of collaboration and community. Please know that we are not soliciting or requesting you to pay to access this site, and the materials within.
2. This website is for purely informational purposes, and so please understand that by accessing the site, downloading the agreement or even reaching out to us, you have not entered into a lawyer-client relationship with us. Meaning we can’t represent you or negotiate with you, because we’re not your lawyers.
3. The templates have been designed to be modified and flexible. So please do feel free to download the document, review it, and then edit or incorporate it into formats that work best for you and your situation. The idea is for us to get you started on creating a clean and functional contract that works for you.
4. Please understand the creative economy is as complicated as it is rewarding, and implementation and enforcement of obligations is something that varies from one scenario to the next. So ensure that you have read and negotiated your contract properly, and trust us – getting things in writing is always a good place to start a professional engagement.
5. Last of all, please do note that this site will not substitute for an actual lawyer or legal advice. So if you feel like you ought to be clarifying something with a lawyer or legal professional, we absolutely encourage you to do so.
6. We hope this tool empowers and encourages you to navigate through your professional journey fearlessly!