[BA Workbench] Artists from Abroad: Immigration Options for Foreign Creatives
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (MST)
San Francisco, CA
About this class
What work visa(s) are appropriate for individuals in creative industries?
What evidence do creatives need to show in order to submit a visa application?
What specific steps does the visa application process entail?
Many individuals in creative industries work in non-traditional work settings. Though immigration options for artists may seem limited from the outside, there are most certainly viable options for individuals working in artistic fields of work. A simple overview of the process can open the door to opportunity and a more stable career in the U.S
”I began working in immigration law because I want to help people. I have worked with many creatives over the years and it is sincerely one of the most fulfilling parts my job to see a musician perform or a artist present her work. Their passion is truly inspiring and I am so glad that I could be a part of making that process come to life” Sharon Brenner.
The class will be tailored depending on class size and the profession of the attendees. The visa process will be reviewed in lecture form accompanied by a visual presentation, followed by a Q&A.
About Sharon Brenner
Sharon Brenner has worked in various sectors of immigration law since 2004. She is well-versed in visa matters for artists and musicians, and has spoken on this topic at various local organizations. Her clientele in this area have included renowned musicians, fashion designers, fine artists, chefs, graphic designers, photographers and more. Sharon also focuses on asylum, naturalization, and family- and business-based immigration. She also previously provided refugee-based assistance with non-profit organizations and immigrant advocacy groups. Sharon is a member of the California Bar and received her J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Refund Policy: If you cannot attend, please email us at least 1 day before the scheduled class. No refunds will be given if we have less than a 24 hour notice.
When & Where
Impact Hub Workbench
Phone: Berkeley: 510-649-7700 San Francisco: 415-624-5881