Monday, November 21, 2011

VLA at SVA...

Above photo: Outside the School of Visual Arts.

The School of Visual Arts (located at 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY) is hosting a guest speaker from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA).

Press release from the School of Visual of Arts:

Business and Legal Issues for Visual Artists

Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Amphitheater, 209 E. 23 Street, 3rd floor

This presentation will provide an introduction to some of the more pressing legal concerns for artists today, such as copyright and trademarks; contractual agreements; the use of appropriated material; websites and the internet; and employment issues such as work-for-hire.

Guest Speaker, Sergio Munoz Sarmiento, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

RSVP by logging into and viewing "Upcoming Events Programs."

I constantly tell my students that professional artists have to be businesspeople as well as artists. We spend a good deal of time discussing the business side of the comics industry. We go over how contracts work, the differences between a copyright and trademark, and other work-for-hire issues. So, the above-mentioned event would be worthwhile for anyone not-in-the-know who would want to work as a professional creative person.

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