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Law School for Visual Artists

Law School for Visual Artists

October 5, 12, 19 and 26 and November 2, 2011
All classes 4pm to 6pm

VLA Auditorium: 1 East 53rd Street, 6th floor, NY

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 is free to visual artists and 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.

Participants who complete the entire 5-week series will also have access to one of two VLA legal clinics, where participants will meet with a pro bono attorney regarding any specific issues they may have regarding their work and projects. These clinics are also free to these participants.

The classes will be taught by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., VLA’s Associate Director and artist.

This class series is open to visual artists only, and includes class materials.

For more information as well as registration requirements, please click here.


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