Friday, December 31, 2010

Learn How to Protect Your Work!

Saturday, January 8, 2011
Ask the Experts: One on One with a Lawyer 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (by appointment)
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO

The lawyer is in!  Make an appointment to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your arts-related legal issue for thirty minutes.  Attorneys can assist with general questions related to contracts, copyrights, business formation, employment issues, and more.  You must make an appointment to attend!  To make an appointment, email admin@kcvlaa.org, with the subject line "Ask the Experts."  In your email, please give us a general idea of the type of issue or question you want to discuss (so we know what kind of lawyer to match you up with).

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=Landlord%20&%20Tenant%2012.14.10.

                Don't miss our other upcoming ArtSmarts presentations!                       

Please pre-register for classes by emailing your name, phone number, and address to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=ArtSmarts

Type the class title in the subject line. Classes are $10 for non-members and free for members.  Cash & Check only! 
 



Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Art of the Contract & Licensing
6 - 8 p.m.
Presented in cooperation with the Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities, Inc., 756 Armstrong, Kansas City, KS 66101

Contracts are the cornerstone of any business, but for artists, much of the information comes in the form of anecdotes from other artists or from the internet (not the most reliable source!).  In this seminar you will learn the general principles of contract formation, drafting and negotiation, including:
Does it have to be in writing?
What's fair?
What language has to be in there to protect me?
What if the deal goes sour?
How do I negotiate a contract?
Many of these same principles will be address regarding licensing agreements as well. 

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to admin@kcvlaa.org.

Tuesday,February 1, 2011
Non-Profit Formation Workshop
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

This workshop is for artists and arts groups who want to form non-profit organizations, and who have worked through the KCVLAA's non-profit formation workbook.  In this workshop, you'll learn the filing, reporting and administrative requirements for arts non-profits, as well as strategies for preparing an effective Form 1023.  Don't have a KCVLAA Non-Profit Formation Workbook yet?  Email admin@kcvlaa.org and ask for one.   

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to admin@kcvlaa.org.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sales Tax & Small Business Taxation for Artists
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

 If you plan to make your art a business (even if you sell artwork through a gallery), tax issues surround everything you do.  In this seminar, you'll learn the basics requirements for reporting sales tax in Kansas & Missouri, and learn some basics for reporting the income from your arts business to taxing authorities.

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=Sales%20Tax%20&%20Small%20Business%20Tax%2003.15.11.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
What Everyone Needs to Know About Copyrights
6 - 8 p.m.
Presented in cooperation with the Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities, Inc., 756 Armstrong, Kansas City, KS 66101

 Learn the basics of copyright law: who owns what, how much you can use of someone else's work, what's really "fair" about "fair use," what happens when you sell a piece, and how to avoid disputes!  Myths will be debunked and famous artists' infringements analyzed.   

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to admin@kcvlaa.org.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
What Everyone Needs to Know About Copyrights
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

 Learn the basics of copyright law: who owns what, how much you can use of someone else's work, what's really "fair" about "fair use," what happens when you sell a piece, and how to avoid disputes!  Myths will be debunked and famous artists' infringements analyzed.   

 Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=Copyrights%20April%202011.

Thursday May 12, 2011
Accounting for Non Accountants
6 - 8 p.m.
Presented in cooperation with the Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities, Inc., 756 Armstrong, Kansas City, KS 66101

So many artists and arts organizations get themselves into trouble because they do not know how to take care of their bookkeeping needs on their own and are afraid that they cannot afford professional help.  Join us to find out some bookkeeping basics to help keep you out of trouble.

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=Copyrights%20April%202011.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Art of the Contract & Business Formation
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Contracts are the cornerstone of any business, but for artists, much of the information comes in the form of anecdotes from other artists or from the internet (not the most reliable source!).  In this seminar you will learn the general principles of contract formation, drafting and negotiation, including:
Does it have to be in writing?
What's fair?
What language has to be in there to protect me?
What if the deal goes sour?
How do I negotiate a contract?
Also learn the ins and outs of business formation.  You will learn what limited liability is, why you should want it and how you can get it.  There will be a discussion of different business entities and what types of entity may be right for you. 

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=Contract%20&%20Business%20Formation%2005.17.11

Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Ethics of Representing Artists
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts Incubator, 115 W. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Come learn the ethical implications of representing artists with this two hour continuing legal education ethics seminar. 

Please pre-register by putting the presentation title in the subject line of an email, all of your contact information in the body and email to mailto:admin@kcvlaa.org?subject=Ethics%20CLE%202011


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