Residency Agreement

Friends of John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art, Inc.
In care of Jeanne Criscola, Chair
1477 Ridge Road, North Haven, CT 06473

March 28, 2018

EVENTS  |  International Festival of Arts & Ideas Tour June 23, 2018
DATES  |  Sunday, June 3 – Thursday, July 27, 2018 (extended)

Art Exhibit/Residency Release of Liability Form

Artist/Exhibitor, its employees, agents, successors and assigns (identified below) (“Artist”) grants permission to the Friends of John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art, Inc., its officers, directors, employees, agents and assigns (“Ely Center”) to reproduce his/her name, information describing the Artist’s work, representations of the Artist’s work and any other information the Artist has provided for the purpose of display, promotion and publicity either now or in the future on the terms and conditions set forth below (“Agreement”).

The Artist agrees to display, pack, transport and provide for the return of the Artist’s artwork at the Artist’s sole risk, cost and expense.

If the Artist is not available on-site at the appropriate time to display, unpack, re-pack or re-transport the Artist’s artwork, the Artist hereby gives permission to the Ely Center to undertake any or all such activities on the Artist’s behalf and the Artist agrees to pay or reimburse the Ely Center for the reasonable value of the services rendered. Artworks left over 30 days after the date for final removal shall be kept in storage at the Artist’s sole risk, cost and expense and if left over 60 days shall become the property of the Ely Center, without compensation being due.

The Ely Center shall not be liable for any injury to the Artist’s artwork, equipment or other personal property arising out of the above exhibitions/displays, the mounting and/or any other activities involved in the preparation and/or presentation of the exhibitions/displays and the Artist agrees to assume all risk of damage to or loss of the Artist’s artwork from whatever cause. The Artist shall indemnify, save and hold harmless the Ely Center and any participating exhibition venues exhibiting or displaying the Artist’s artwork as a result of this Agreement from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, liens, losses, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from the negligence of the Ely Center. This paragraph shall survive the completion of this Agreement or the earlier termination thereof.

The Artist shall be solely and exclusively responsible to insure properly and adequately their artwork and personal property.

Neither Party shall assign nor transfer any of its respective rights or obligations under this Agreement without the express prior written consent of the other Party and any attempt to do so shall be void and of no effect.

Waiver by either party of any provision of this Agreement at any one time shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any provision by such party at any time thereafter. The nullity of any provision hereunder shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions hereunder of the Agreement, which shall survive. Any dispute that arises hereunder, if it cannot be resolved by informal mediation, shall be resolved in a court having jurisdiction in New Haven County, Connecticut.

Name *
Your first and last name here is in lieu of your signature. This agreement is only enforceable with this signed form.
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Ely Center of Contemporary Art

51 Trumbull Street
New Haven CT 06510
United States