Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Events

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Contract Basics for Artists
May
8
7:00 pm19:00

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Contract Basics for Artists

  • Triangle Productions

This workshop will walk you through the most important clauses necessary to any contract, how to achieve a "meeting of the minds", and how to protect yourself from contract litigation. Whether you're an artist, a non-profit administrator, or an independent contractor, this workshop will teach you how to craft successful contracts and how to avoid common pitfalls. 

May Legal Clinic
May
12
9:00 am09:00

May Legal Clinic

  • Small Business Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

**APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 28th AT 5pm FOR CONSIDERATION

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists and Performers
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists and Performers

  • TBA

This workshop covers principals and tactics underlying one of the most important, though misunderstood components of a successful arts/entertainment career — negotiations (the process of securing favorable business terms).Concepts covered include: focusing expectations, undertaking advance preparations, cultivating effective skills and tactics, recognizing and avoiding common errors and impasses.

June Legal Clinic
Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

June Legal Clinic

  • Small Business Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

Applications due by June 9th at 5pm for consideration.


Let’s Talk About Butts: A Conversation on Copying
Apr
28
12:00 pm12:00

Let’s Talk About Butts: A Conversation on Copying

  • Design Week Portland, Pearl West conference room

Cost: FREE

OVLA and Design Week Portland present  a panel discussion with artist and illustrator Sabrina Elliott about different types of copying and infringement, including fan art, memes, and outright stealing. Sabrina will share stories about her experiences with being copied and how she approached it, and our panelist attorneys Susan Ford and Jia Feng will talk about options and tools that you can use to help you in these situations. We’ll also show some great art in the process.