Tag: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

April 2nd, NYC: VLA Contracts Basics for Artists

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Contracts Basics for Artists
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

“This class will provide an overview of contract law including essential aspects of contract formation, enforceability, and standard provisions for artists such as creative control, compensation, and credit.

Topics will include offer and acceptance, oral agreements, common clauses in standard contracts, and breach of contract.

This class is taught by VLA’s Senior Staff Attorney, Eric S. Tam, Esq.

Fees
Register hereThere is a late registration fee of $10 if you register the day of the class.
$20 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$30 Arts Professional VLA Member
$50 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$50 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)
Free for All You Can Learn Pass Holders

VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York, New York 10022  [map]

February 19th, NYC: Contracts Basics for Artists from the VLA

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Contracts Basics for Artists
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 5:00-6:00 pm

Fee: $50 arts professional non-member

“This class will provide an overview of contract law including essential aspects of contract formation, enforceability, and standard provisions for artists such as creative control, compensation, and credit.”

For further details and to register online, click here.

VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York, New York  [map]

December 17th, NYC: Copyright for Arts Professionals

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Copyright for Arts Professionals
Monday, December 17, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm

“If you are involved in the arts, this class is a must. This workshop provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyright-ability of works, ownership (initial ownership; transfers; works-for-hire), registration, infringement and remedies, and fair use.  Through this course you will gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect your work.”

Fee:
(There is a late registration fee of $10 if you register the day of the class)
$20 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$30 Arts Professional VLA Member
$50 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$50 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)
Free for All You Can Learn Pass Holders

VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York , New York 10022  [map]

November 16th, NYC: ‘Fiscal Sponsorships: An Alternative to Forming an Arts Nonprofit’

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Fiscal Sponsorships: An Alternative for Forming an Arts Nonprofit
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm

“Many independent artists, as well as small and new arts organizations, require public donations and contributions to carry out certain artistic projects. Without the requisite 501(c)(3) status, these artists and organizations face difficulties in raising funds from philanthropic individuals, charitable foundations, and government institutions. Fortunately, Fiscal Sponsorships exist which enable individual artists, as well as small and new arts organizations, to raise grants and tax-deductible contributions for their projects. Because Fiscal Sponsorships are regulated by the IRS, there are some complicated legal issues involved. Failure to comply with IRS regulations can create legal complications for the artist and/or organization. Additionally, a Fiscal Sponsorship creates an arrangement between artist and sponsor, thus calling for a written agreement where issues of liability and intellectual property will be clearly manifested.  This class will be taught by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., VLA’s Associate Director.”

Download the registration form here.

Fees: (there is a late registration fee of $10 if you register the day of the class)
$15 Artist VLA member
$20 Artists non-member
$75 Legal Professional VLA member
$100 Legal Professional non-member Free for YAM’s (Young Associate Members) and All You Can Learn Pass

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