3.1. The forms of interaction can vary: temporary cooperation within one or several exhibitions, a commission agreement, an exclusive cooperation agreement, or a representation agreement (if it is a foreign author).
3.2. The exhibition agreement is concluded for a fixed period and is associated with a specific exhibition of the artist on the gallery territory or in any other exhibition space, including a museum, if the gallery is the organizer of the exhibition.
In the case of exhibition agreement:
3.2.1. The contract is concluded for the specified period of the exhibition, taking into account the exclusive right of the gallery to sell exhibition works for 1 or 2 years (depending on the agreement between the participants).
3.2.2. The exhibition agreement forms and fixes the agreed obligations and expenses of the artist and the gallery for the organization of the exhibition (an estimate that includes the costs of creating the work, transportation, installation, opening, press releases, communication with the media, etc.)
3.2.3. The contract must specify the list of works in the appendix and transfer-acceptance statement.
3.2.4. The contract stipulates the conditions for the distribution of profits and payments for repayment of the gallery's expenses for organizing the exhibition (costs of creating a project, etc., see above - 3.2.1) from the first sale, or alienation in favor of the gallery of works for an equivalent amount
3.2.5. In the case of gallery paying for the production of a work of art, the gallery has an unlimited right of exclusive representation and sale of this work of art, unless otherwise agreed.
3.2.6. The artist can redeem a given work of art by reimbursing the gallery for production costs.
3.3. The commission agreement is associated with a specific exhibition of the artist in the gallery and / or with a specific set of works
In the case of a commission agreement:
3.3.1. Is determined its subject (i.e., applies to an exhibition in a gallery, to a specific series or number of works) and duration (how long the works are at the gallery's disposal).
3.3.2. The gallery is not the owner of the artist's works, but is a facilitator in its sale for an agreed period by the parties to the contract
3.3.3. The gallery and the artist determine and agree on the price for each specific work (with or without VAT), as well as the size of the fee charged by the gallery (with or without VAT) and the policy of discounts
3.4. An agreement for the exclusive representation of an artist by a gallery is the most common in gallery practice and it defines the rights and obligations of the parties
3.4.1. the copyright of a work of art is always the inalienable property of the artist. The artist has the right to receive interest on the resale of their work, in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation or agreed in advance between the parties to the agreement.
3.4.2. For the duration of the exclusive cooperation agreement, both the gallery and the artist have equal rights, with mandatory consideration of all investments of both parties
3.4.3. In the event of an artist transferring from one gallery to another, the artist must notify the gallery they work/worked with in advance (at least 3 months in advance), arrange an agreement with the gallery management on the terms of the transfer, and terminate the exclusive cooperation agreement. In this case, the gallery is entitled to compensation for lost profits in the amount of one work specified in the appendix to the contract. The terms of termination and compensation must be specified in the contract between the artist and the gallery.
3.4.4. During the validity period of the exclusive cooperation agreement, the gallery and the artist must specify which works (all works created by the artist or only new works) are subject to the exclusive right of representation
3.4.5. The artist should give an artwork to the gallery as a gift after long term cooperation and on the basis of initial contract, to compensate for the gallery's efforts in promoting the artist and taking into account the "lost profits" incurred by the gallery at the end of such cooperation.
Obligations of the gallery during the period of the exclusive cooperation agreement:
3.4.6. The gallery undertakes to hold regular exhibitions of the artist in the gallery space (depending on the artist's practice every 2-3 years)
3.4.7. Information about the artist's work should be posted on the gallery's website: with an artist's CV, exhibition history, photos of the works, etc.
3.4.8. The gallery undertakes to inform the press about all changes in the artist's work and career, to represent their interests in the media, and to prepare timely press releases for each specific exhibition.
3.4.9. The gallery undertakes all technical expenses for the organization of the exhibition (preparation of the exhibition space, transportation, etc.), including the costs of creating the project, which are agreed in advance and reimbursed to the gallery after the first sale of the works from the exhibition (it can be a work of art, a one-time refund or withholding a certain percentage of subsequent sales until the final cost recovery).
3.4.10. The gallery undertakes or does not undertake (subject to special discussion and agreement) to regularly publish catalogues of all the artist's works or individual exhibitions
3.4.11. The gallery undertakes to assist the artist to the extent specified in the contract. The Galleries Association is recommended to provide: informational, creative, curatorial support, to help in the organization of exhibitions, to inform about the possibilities of submitting applications for competitions, grants and residences.
3.4.12. The gallery is not obliged to provide the artist with the allowance, payment for the workshop, materials, and production of works of art.
3.5. The agency agreement is the equivalent of an exclusive cooperation between the artist and the gallery, is drawn up for an indefinite period and obliges the gallery to represent the interests of the artist, but does not necessarily include the obligation of the gallery to put the artist's projects in the regular exhibition plan and to assist in full (see above), however, must necessarily include a commission agreement
3.6. The artist is always the tax agent for all income received from the sale of their works of art by the gallery. The gallery is not a tax agent of the artist, unless it is specifically agreed by the parties.