Friday, May 21, 2010

Creative Entrepreneurs Series in DC

New series starts June 2 in DC!
Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs
Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs is a series of five workshops for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own businesses, gaining a deeper understanding of copyrights and trademarks, contracts and licensing, the art of negotiation and tax strategies.  Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity. Gain a better understanding of copyrights and trademarks, the contracts and licensing, learn effective negotiation skills, and the ins and outs of tax strategies.  Each workshop will be presented by knowledgeable professionals with practical experience working with artists and creatives in the field. This series of workshops is being offered in collaboration with THEARC.

The sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings beginning June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE.

Session 1 - June 2 - Business Entity Formation
Session 2 - June 9 - Copyright and Trademark Basics
Session 3 - June 16 - Contracts
Session 4 - June 23 - Negotiation Skills
Session 5 - June 30 - Tax Strategies

WALA members and members of THEARC who preregister get FREE admission to these workshops!  Non-members pay $25 per session.  Register by emailing info[at]

Since 1983, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts has supported artistic expression and creative innovation by serving the legal needs of Washington, Maryland and Virginia’s arts and cultural communities.

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