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Monday, February 28, 2011

Law Saturdays for Artists, Musicians, and Writers at Salt Lake Art Center (SLC: March 12, April 9, and May 14)

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2011


Emily Brunt | emilyb@slartcenter.org | 801.328.4201 x 115

Salt Lake Art Center and Utah Lawyers for the Arts Announce Art + Law Saturdays

Starting Saturday March 12, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake Art Center and Utah Lawyers for the Arts are pleased to announce Art + Law Saturdays, a series of workshops on the second Saturdays of March, April, and May, 2011, for the benefit of the arts and entertainment community in Utah. Attendees are encouraged to attend workshops with specific topical questions they would like to address. This series’ topics will include: Music and the Law, Essential Law for Visual Artists, and Publishing Law and Book Contracts. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.

Music and the Law

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Learn what you need to know to succeed in the business of music by protecting your rights and understanding music industry practices and terms.

• How music publishing works, and how to make money

• Recording, agency, performance, distribution, licensing, and management agreements –what’s important

• New technologies and new business models

• Street law: law for life

• Open session: Q&A

Essential Law for Visual Artists

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

If you are creating art, selling art, and consigning art, you need to know your rights. This is a basic primer for visual artists on how to protect their creative work and engage in the business of art.

• Jeff Koons & Shepard Fairey: copyright, fair use, and trademark

• Dealing with galleries and auction houses

• Contracts and licensing

• First Amendment, rights of publicity

• Visual Artists Rights Act

• Street law: law for life

• Open session: Q&A

Publishing Law and Book Contracts

Saturday, May 14, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Learn about book contracts, how they protect you, and how they don’t. What rights do you need to write about someone and to use others’ writings, photographs and other images? When do you have to worry about getting sued?

• Books?: the future of the publishing industry

• What you can expect in a book contract and what you can negotiate

• Copyright, permissions, fair use, trademark

• Ghostwriting and works for hire

• Defamation

• Street law: law for life

• Open session: Q&A

Utah Lawyers for the Arts Formed in 1983, Utah Lawyers for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization that refers qualifying artists and arts organizations to volunteer lawyers licensed in the State of Utah who provide free legal services on art-related matters. Utah Lawyers for the Arts encourages lawyers to become involved in the arts and supports education for lawyers on art-related matters and for artists and arts organizations on law- and business-related matters.www.utahlawyersforthearts.org

Salt Lake Art Center Salt Lake Art Center is Utah’s premiere venue for contemporary art. Founded in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Art Center exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf, and Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program. Upcoming exhibitions include site-specific creations by the California artist collective Fallen Fruit; Robert Fontenot’s The Place This Is, a conceptual exploration of the stories and histories of Utah and America through materials commonly associated with the domestic realm; and community installations designed to move the very best in contemporary art outside the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and play. The Art Center rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating Salt Lake’s vibrant local art scene.

Salt Lake Art Center

20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84101

801.328.4201 | www.slartcenter.org

TUE-THU & SAT 11 AM – 6 PM

FRI 11 AM – 9 PM


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