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Contracts Basics for Artists

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

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Contracts Basics for Artists

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This class will provide an overview of contract law including essential aspects of contract formation, enforceability, and standard provisions for artists such as creative control, compensation, and credit.

Topics will include offer and acceptance, oral agreements, common clauses in standard contracts, and breach of contract.


Membership Discount Code:

Are you a VLA Member trying to register for this class? E-mail or call Valentina Rubio Dumornay to get your membership discount code! - or 212.319.2787 x 10.

(there is a late registration fee of $10 if you register the day of the class)
$20 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$30 Arts Professional VLA Member
$50 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$50 Young Associate Members (YAM's)
Free for All You Can Learn Pass 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 Valentina Rubio Dumornay at or 212.319.2787 x 10.

Have questions about Contracts Basics for Artists? Contact Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts


VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

About VLA

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, celebrating its 50th year, 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.

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