Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC
Sultans Of Sand
Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT / CONTRACT FOR SAND
This document shall serve as a binding
agreement of terms and conditions between Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC
/ the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide a sand sculpture services
company, herein after referred to as “the Company” and
__________________________ a professional master sand sculptor, herein
after referred to as “the sculptor”
The company will hire the sculptor to do specific sand sculpture
related work including sketches and drawings which will be directed by
the company at a specific time and location in exchange for money and
other perks/compensation as described in this document.
(Venice) Italy. On the beach, under a tent.
DATES OF WORK:
- June 04,
05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 The sculptor will arrive in Venice
no later than June 03, and be ready to work on June 04 at 8:00AM. The
sculptor may not depart Venice before until June 14.
hours per workday on the company schedule. 8-12 and
2-6 each day
sculptor will create specific sand sculpture and do whatever else as
directed by the company while on the clock during the workdays.
- The director is Rich Varano Or his assign
theme is Cowboys and Indians (Working title is "THE WILD WEST")
sketches/drawings are required from the sculptor.
major poundups can be made to order from the sculptor's specifications
before they arrive.
- It is a
straight illustration job. No symbolism, abstraction, impressionism or
"arty" interpretations will be used. It is realism more than
cartoon or stylized work.
sculptor may be working alone, or in a group of sculptors, &
probably on more than one poundup or sculpture subject.
sculptor may be moved to work on other sculptures and may possibly have
their work carved over by someone else at any time, per the director.
- In most
cases, but not all, the sculptor will be able to create their own pre
approved designs and subjects/elements, per the director.
director has ultimate control and the final say in all aspects of the
event and the sculptor’s participation in it, at all times.
will be a limited number of student helpers for removing forms and
shoveling. When available, they may help the sculptor carve sand or do
other related tasks
approved standard advance purchase economy class round trip air tickets
for this event will be provided for the sculptor at no charge. Custom
(non round trip) ticket costs will be shared with the sculptor or other
event organizers whom the sculptor may be working for, before or after
reimbursements (if any) to the sculptor require advance arrangement and
sculptor will be financially liable for the amount of any ticket bought
by the company for the sculptor if the sculptor makes any changes that
would affect the ticket price, including the change of any dates for
other jobs, etc. If any such alteration and change fee is as a result
of the company making any changes, the sculptor will not have to pay
- In some
cases, the sculptor may possibly need to schedule non round trip
tickets for travel to and from other events that will be determined
later. In that instance the ticket purchase may happen closer to the
event date, but the company reserves the right to act on tickets in a
timely fashion best suited for the company.
- The sculptor
will stay in a private room about 4-5 minutes walking distance from the
- Three meals
per day are provided.
water and a toilet are provided at the tent.
are encouraged to bring any musical instruments they play.
sculptor will be paid in accordance with the agreement between them and
the Director for ten eight hour days.
sculptor will be subject to pay sanctions in 15-minute increments if
they are late or not working when scheduled.
opening day of the show is Sunday, June 17. The sculptor is offered an
optional four (4) comp days (non working days, but still with free room
and meals) for June 14, 15, 16, 17. Any-or all, at the sculptor’s
option. But the sculptor must attend the opening of the show (on time)
if they are in Italy on the 17th.
comp days are incentive only, and are not negotiable in exchange for
- The client
indicates there may be a good chance for a night out for go-cart
- The sculptor will provide
his or her own carving tools.
- If there
is a cause for any action, the sculptor will respond to any emails and
web updates from the company within 14 days of it being sent to
them. This will require that the sculptor can check email every week or
so, and be able to respond before the two weeks from the SENT date
expires. No exceptions.
can be/often are some minor things that alter the scope of the overall
project in some way(s), yet in no way affect this agreement. The
sculptor will not generally be notified of these changes. However, the
sculptor will be notified of any major changes that would result in a
need to alter this agreement, via email and links to the event web
site. If such major changes happen, each new notice/agreement will void
the preceding one, and the sculptor will no longer be obligated to the
pre existing contract. In this situation the sculptor will be free to
decide again (in a timely fashion) if they opt IN for the new
changes, or opt OUT of the contract and have no further
involvement in the event.
NOTE: If the sculptor does not respond to an email containing a
major change notice within two weeks after the company sends said
email, the opt out is void, and the sculptor will be considered in
compliance with the company and the described changes to the contract.
The sculptor will bring all the Sultans
Of Sand shirts that they own, and wear them while working They may
also be required to wear the sponsors shirts sometimes. The
sculptor will notify the company if they do not have any Sultans of
Sand shirts or need replacements. The sculptor may not wear other sand
company OR sand event ID clothing or gear while on the clock, or while
in the event tent for the opening day ceremonies unless they cover the
branding with tape.
- <>The sculptor will be required to sign an
artist release waiver which will stipulate that the company and its’
assigns are granted rights to use images and audio/video of the
sculptor or their likeness and any work they do for the event for
whatever other commercial purposes the company desires, without further
compensation. See the waiver below
- A note about this
waiver: This waiver does not preclude sculptors from using images
of their own work done at the event for their own commercial
enterprise. While the company requires commercial usage rights,
it does not now and never has asked for exclusive rights. If the
sculptor chooses to do something commercial with images of their your
work that was done while working for the company, they are free to do
so. But they may not use other elements or other peoples’ work done at
the event without proper permissions or authorizations from the
- In any
instance, it is considered good form to give proper credit to the
company even if the images are used in noncommercial applications, or
in personal portfolios and/or web sites.
should be noted that while it is a fact that the sculptor is working at
the Jesolo International Sand Sculpture Festival, they are not
working for them. The sculptor is working for the company:
Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC. Aka The Sultans Of Sand
may not engage in self-promotion/publicity while on the job, by any
- If the
sculptor is contacted by a third party for commercial use of images of
work they have done at any company event. The fair thing to do is to
pass that contact along up the chain for first right of refusal to the
company, just as the company would in turn kick it up to the
sculptor is a representative of the company the entire time they are in
Italy for this event. Therefore they are expected to act responsibly at
all times & not just while working. The sculptor may be subject to
sanctions up to and including early termination without pay
if warranted as determined by the director or the end client.
- It is
typically very hot in Jesolo during the event, but is has also been
cold and wet at that time of year as well. The sculptor shall prepare
- The Biannale
art show in Venice is on this summer, Admission tickets are only about
15 euros and bus & boat tickets to Venice are less than that.
- As yet there
is no wrap party planned this year, but it may be a BBQ on the beach.
shall submit or update emergency contact info to the company in case
people need to be contacted on the sculptor’s behalf while working at
this event.As a subcontractor to the company., the sculptor will
provide proof of insurance, and not hold the company liable for any
loss incured while on the job.
competent court for any disputes relating to or dependent on this
agreement is the Court of Volusia County, Florida, USA.
- I have
read and agree to this contract. My signature is below as an indication
of confirmation that I will be bound by the terms and conditions
(Print sculptors name)
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Varano Sand Sculpture Company LLC
The Sultans Of Sand
Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
ARTIST RELEASE FORM
I grant the right to use images and/or audio/video of
myself or my likeness and the work I create for Varano Sand Sculpture
Company LLC, in Italy, summer 2007 to: Rich Varano, Varano Sand
Sculpture Company LLC / Sultans of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture
Services and their respective assigns, for any and all commercial
purposes they desire without reservation or further compensation.
Sand Sculpture Company LLC
The Sultans Of Sand Worldwide Sand Sculpture Services
RECEIPT FOR PAYMENT OF SERVICE
I have received ____________________________ euros as
payment in full for service rendered for the Sultans Of Sand project in
Italy June 2007.