4Culture sends out more than 500 contracts to individuals and organizations each year. I often wonder if the artists I work with actually read the document, or if they just sign it because, well, that’s what you’re supposed to do. Personally, I think the 4Culture contracts are very supportive of cultural-worker’s rights, but I can’t say that is true of many others I’ve read.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 12-1:30 pm
Fee: Attorneys: $40; Artists, Students & Others: $15
Washington Lawyers for the Arts is offering a great workshop for artists and attorneys who want to learn what to look for when reviewing a contract. Whether you have a contract in hand to review, or are hoping to have one soon, this is a great opportunity to educate yourself before you sign.
In Signing on the Dotted Line: Contract Law Fundamentals for Artists, business and intellectual property attorney Evan Shapiro will take you through a wide array of legal issues involved in negotiating and closing successful contracts, including formation, enforcement, and fundamental terms that apply to business transactions of all sizes. An overarching theme of the discussion will involve the interaction of intellectual property and contract law.
Washington Lawyers for the Arts receives funding from 4Culture’s Sustained Support program.