Contracts – Q & A for Artistic Performance Agreements and Speaker Agreements

Have a question about using Artistic Performance or Speaker Agreements? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions!

Q. When is the Speaker Agreement required for speakers?
A. The Speaker Agreement is required for speakers when one or both of the following apply:

  • If the speaker is represented by an agency;
  • If the speaker is a prominent and high risk figure (i.e. Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou)

If the speaker is not represented by an agency and is not a high risk figure, use Pace’s Honorarium Form.

Q. When is the Artistic Performance Agreement required for artists?
A. When one or both of the following apply:

  • The individual will provide services of an artistic, theatrical and/or musical nature;
  • An agency is providing/facilitating an artist/performer

Q. What are the required documents for Artistic Performance Agreements and Speaker Agreements?
A. The required documents depend on whether the Speaker/Artist is a corporate entity (i.e. Inc., LLC, PC):


Required Documents—Individual

  1. Pace’s Standard “Speaker, Artist, Performer Contract”; or “Pace’s Rider to Speaker, Artist, Performer Contract” with the vendor’s contract
  2. Pace’s Workers’ Compensation Waiver Form
  3. Independent Contractor Payment Form (*N/A if a PO will be used for payment)

Required Documents—Corporate Entity

  1. Pace’s Standard “Speaker, Artist, Performer Contract”; or “Pace’s Rider to Speaker, Artist, Performer Contract” with the vendor’s contract
  2. A Copy of the Speaker/Artist’s Certificate of Insurance
    1. General Liability amount should be at least $1 million
    2. Consultant/Vendor should name Pace as “additional insured” and use Pace’s legal address: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
  3. Proof of Workers’ Comp Insurance (at least $1 million) or Pace’s Workers’ Compensation Waiver Form

* Templates of Pace’s Speaker, Artist, Performer Contract and Pace’s Rider to Speaker, Artist, Performer Contract can be found on the Finance and Administration webpage under “Contracts Administration”.

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