This workshop provides valuable information about starting an arts-related for-profit business, and will focus on New York LLCs. We will discuss the legal characteristics of different types of business entities, and the basic steps to forming an LLC in New York, including choosing a corporate name, filing the Articles of Organization, the publication requirement, and suggestions for drafting an operating agreement. The class will also address employment issues for new business owners.
Membership Discount Code:
Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail or call VLA to get your membership discount code! - firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.319.2787 x 10.
$20 Full Time Student (must present proof of status when submitting registration form)
$75 Arts Professional VLA Member
$100 Arts Professional Non-Member
$125 Legal Professional VLA Member
$175 Legal Professional Non-Member
$100 YAM's Current Members
Free for All You Can Learn Pass Current Holders
All registration fees are non-refundable. Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.
For more information on this program, please contact VLA at email@example.com or 212.319.2787 x 10
When & Where
1 East 53rd Street
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Established in 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is the pioneer in arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artist and arts organizations. VLA believes that individual artists and arts organizations deserve access to dedicated legal representation and advocacy to ensure that their voices are heard and that their interests are protected. VLA also believes that the arts community should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their work. To achieve these goals, VLA serves the arts community through 4 program areas: Legal Services with MediateArt; Education; Advocacy; and the Art & Law Residency.
Our largest program, the VLA Legal Services Department, offers counseling and assistance to the entire arts community as well as our signature service of pro bono legal representation to low-income artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. All of VLA’s other programs are open to the entire creative community as well as the lawyers and law students VLA trains to serve the arts community. As the first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world.