Lunch+Learn: Contracts, Licensing, and Agreements

In this webinar, Thomas Maddrey and Michael Heinlen presentat on licensing—that is, selling someone the right to use your copyrights. They talk about what licenses are, how you create them, and how much they are worth. They also discuss the creative commons and whether you need to get licenses from other artists. Lunch+Learn is a program offered by Arts Counsel …

How to Look at Art: A Guide for Discussion

Does the idea of talking about art make you nervous? Do you dream of visiting museums and galleries but don’t know where to start? Listen to tips and tricks from museum educator Alli Rogers Andreen for talking about art of all kinds. Whether you’re a newbie to art appreciation or a working artist looking for a fresh take, there will …

Art Applications: Webinar with Adrienne Lichliter-Hines and Diane Durant

This webinar goes over important tips to keep in mind while preparing an application for art programs such as residencies or art school. Listen to Adrienne and Diane share what they’ve learned from serving on selection committees, focusing on writing solid artist statements, and letters of intent, as well as effectively putting together a portfolio of work. In particular we …

Don’t Get Shut Down: Obtaining TAP Permits

Are you itching to have the art party you’ve been longing for? Listen to Dallas’s Fire Marshall Officer Keith Wilson cover important steps to ensuring your art event will run legally and smoothly. This quick webinar will introduce the process for Temporary Assembly Permits (TAP) for events that use a space outside of its designated Certification of Occupancy (CO).

Lunch+Learn: Dealing with Gallerists

Artist/gallery relationships can be difficult, usually because the parties don’t fully understand what’s expected of them. Getting a written contract between the gallery and the artist is an important step in overcoming this problem. This webinar talks about the benefits of showing with galleries, etiquette when approaching them, and representation agreements: why you want them, what they include, what you …

Start to Finish: Producing Public Art Projects

On May 18th, 2021, artist, performer, and special events veteran Erica Felicella covered important steps and considerations when planning and applying for ambitious public works, or small ones in unusual spaces. Topics include: Understanding the details of your event/exhibition, knowing when you need a permit and what kind whether it be a Special Events Permits with the OSE or TAP …

Lunch+Learn: Setting Up an Arts Business

If you have ever sold or tried to sell your work, you are in business. This webinar compares and contrasts various forms that business might take—from sole proprietorships all the way to LLCs and C Corporations—and helps you understand which one will best suit you and help you achieve your goals. Lunch+Learn is a monthly program offered by Arts Counsel …

Lunch+Learn: Common Legal Problems for Artists and How to Avoid Them

Creatives face numerous legal issues that affect their work, often without their knowing it. These include issues related to contracts (whether written or oral, known or unknown), taxation, copyrights, trademarks, and insurance, to name just a few. While ignorance may be bliss, we believe it’s safer to know where problems may arise. On April 14th, 2021 Michael Heinlen of Arts …

Taxes and Accounting for Artists

Rachel Stas, a CPA with over ten years of experience in accounting and tax services, will discuss the most common issues artists face as being self-employed contractors. Topics include tax implications of 1099s, what expenses you can/should write off, how to best structure your business, ways to keep track of your books, and guidance regarding applying for Paycheck Protection Plans …

Artist Grants

On November 17, 2020 Darryl Ratcliff discussed what he’s learned about applying and receiving artists grants. Darryl Ratcliff is an artist, poet, art critique, community activist, and cofounder of Gossypion Investments, a newly formed cultural investment and advisory group. He’s secured many local and national grants both for his individual projects and for the many organizations he’s been involved with. …