Law School for Visual Artists: 5-Week Course
I’ll be teaching this 5-week course, Law School for Visual Artists, at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, starting February 2, 2011. If you’re a visual artist, don’t miss it. Oh, it’s also free!
When: February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2011.
Where: VLA, 1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022 (Auditorium)
Registration Fee: Free to visual artists
Legal issues can be overwhelming for many visual artists: relationships with galleries, appropriation practices, damaged artwork, art world employment practices, and collaborations with other artists are just some of the issues visual artists face.
With this in mind, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has initiated a course for contemporary visual artists that will make legalese comprehensible and manageable, while giving visual artists an introduction to legal issues necessary to protect themselves and their art projects. This 5-week lecture series will cover intellectual property (copyright and trademarks); contracts, consignment agreements, and licensing agreements; basic business models (non-profit and for-profit corporations, LLC’s); employment issues with studio and gallery assistants; artist websites; as well as issues in public art and commissioning agreements.
The classes will be taught by VLA’s Associate Director, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
This class series is open to visual artists only, and includes class materials.
Class series will take place on the following Wednesdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2011
All classes will take place from 4pm – 6pm, and will be held at the VLA Auditorium (1 East 53rd Street, 6th floor, NY).
To register for this free lecture series, please e-mail the following information (your name, e-mail address, artistic medium (film, video, sculpture, painting, drawing, etc.), and years of professional practice) to Luis Nieto Dickens at email@example.com before January 23, 2011.
Please note: Seating is limited, and thus unfortunately we cannot accommodate every registration. In order to be registered for this lecture series, registrants must attend all 5 classes. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration on January 24, 2011. Please do not contact us regarding your pending registration.
This program generously sponsored by The AG Fund and The Matisse Foundation.