Legal Issues for Artists Workshop at LMCC

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SMS presenting a lecture on legal issues for artists at SUNY Oswego, 2015. Photo courtesy of SUNY Oswego and Taylor Clock.

On October 14th, I’ll be teaching a workshop on key legal issues for artists at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in downtown Manhattan. This workshop is free but you must register beforehand. Given last year’s popularity of this workshop, I would highly advise any interested parties to sign up NOW. The workshop runs from 6:30-8:30pm. Registrations are now open, so click here to register.

A brief description on the workshop:

Legal issues increasingly affect every facet of our lives. Unfortunately, art is no exception: appropriation artists sense a chilling effect to their creative practices; collaborations may give rise to disputes; artists hire studio assistants, “intern,” and outside fabricators; museums present artists with commission agreements; artists increasingly work in different international locales; artists see their work copied by large corporations or other artists. These are just some scenarios all artists face at some point in their careers, and all of these scenarios encompass legal issues. This talk will introduce the artists to the “must-know” legal and business issues that arise when making art, and encourage agreements that enable more effective working relationships, now and into the future.

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