ARCS Service Agreement

The ARCS Board and the Professional Development Resources Sub-Committee are pleased to announce a new resource for independent contractors: the ARCS Service Agreement a.k.a. Contract Template. With the realization that many ARCS members have become independent contractors over the past 15 months, the ARCS Board hired a lawyer to create of a template that independent contractors can use for their projects.

This resource is an ARCS member benefit only. It’s FREE for OnContract members and costs $35 for non-OnContract members.

Remember the OnContract listing fee is only $20, so consider joining if you engage in contract work. If you are already an OnContract member please contact to receive your copy. Take a look at the OnContract designation for more information on this program. 

The Template was prepared by Alexandra Darraby, Principal of the international Art Law Firm and author of the treatiseDarraby on Art Law, 3 volumes, 25th Anniversary Edition coming out in 2021. The Template encompasses issues central to ARCS; it is not intended as legal advice to any individual member.

A group of six seasoned contractors worked with Ms. Darraby to identify issues facing registrars and collections specialists working independently. ARCS is grateful for the contributions of the following independent contractors:

  •  Jacqueline Cabrera, CABRERA + ART + MANAGEMENT, Los Angeles
  • MJ Hagen, MJH Collections Management, Washington, D.C.
  • Pamela Jones, Independent Contractor, Chicago
  • Suzanne Quigley, Art and Artifact Services, New York
  • Elise Rousseau, ACdR Conservation LLC, San Francisco
  • Alicia B. Thomas, Nail-to-Nail LLC, Palm Springs
To purchase a copy of the agreement see link below: 
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