A contract is the first form of protection against all forms of exploitation, undeclared work, unpredictability and lack of employment, as well as a legal instrument necessary to rethink the taxation of professions in contemporary art. AWI s working in collaboration with the lawyer Alessandra Donati towards the definition of three types of contract that can be used by art workers when dealing with collaborations with a variety of different subjects and entities. In addition to filling a legal gap, the proposal also holds a profound cultural value, as a fundamental first step towards adequate social recognition of the people that operate in the sector and their work.