Workshops on Legal Issues for Artists

A series of workshops on “Legal Issues for Artists” will be presented in various locations around the state. This full day workshop will provide key information on legal issues that self-employed creative people need to know about as they make the commitment of time and resources necessary to advance their artistic careers. This series of workshops follows and builds on the very successful “Making a Living, Making a Life” workshops presented by the Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin from 2004 – 2006.
Artists, creative entrepreneurs, and others who want to know more about the legal ramifications of the arts and business-related decisions that they make on a daily basis will receive invaluable training and information by attending this workshop. The workshops will be led by Attorney Elizabeth Russell, a Madison-based nationally-known expert in the field of arts law. She is the author of Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Visual Artists
Schedule of Workshops:
• Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 273 E. Erie Street: Sunday, January 14, 2007, 9 am - 5 pm;
This workshop will also include presentations on trademark basics, the artist-gallery relationship, and internet issues;
• Spring Green, River Valley Middle School Library: Saturday, January 27, 2007, 9 am - 5 pm;
• Green Bay, Oneida Social Service Building, 2640 West Point Road: Saturday, February 17, 2007, 9 am - 5 pm; This workshop will also include presentations on trademark basics, copyright, and contracts
• Hudson, Phipps Center for the Arts: Saturday, March 10, 2007, time TBA; This workshop will also include presentations on trademark basics, the artist-gallery relationship, and internet issues

For more information visit www.artswisconsin.org/events/2006-2007workshops.cfm.
Registration can be done online or via email or phone, contact Arts Wisconsin at 608.255.8316 anne@artswisconsin.org.