Understanding Your Options: Legal Considerations

Are you curious about the difference between a copyright and a trademark? Are you concerned about “remixing” other people’s work in your original art? Are you worried about what to look for and include in contracts, model releases and other agreements? Are you thinking of making the leap from casual artist to a more formal business structure?

These questions and more will be addressed as we explore Legal Considerations for Artists. This workshop will cover the basics of how to protect your own intellectual property, how to appropriately license that of others, the basics of contracting, and how to begin the process of creating a formal business to support your artistic enterprise.


Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Arlington Cultural Affairs Arts Enterprise Institute
3700 South Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
Fee: $20-$25
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Joan Lynch
Phone: 703-228-1852
Email: [email protected]

Emily Sexton has almost two decades of experience representing clients in creative fields, including eleven years as in-house arts and entertainment counsel for the largest performing arts center in the DC area. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Sexton practiced copyright and trademark law for two national and international law firms before moving to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2007. In her spare time, Sexton sings, writes fiction, and consults and blogs about the intersections of entertainment and parenting.

This workshop is part of the Springboard for the Arts “The Work of Art Toolkit: Business Skills for Artists” curriculum and is presented by the Arts Enterprise Institute, a program of Arlington Arts.

Springboard for the Arts is a nationally recognized economic and community development organization for artists by artists. Its mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life. Springboard for the Arts has a goal of distributing 10,000 “Work of Art Toolkits.”

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