This is a Public Broadcast: Art & Artists in the Public Domain – September 28, 2016

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  What can an artist expect when presented with a public art contract? How might a contract with a foreign governmental entity, or for a temporary installation, differ from a domestic sale or permanent installation?  What provisions should the artist review carefully when negotiating the responsibilities of each party?   You’ll leave this workshop with in […]

QUIT USIN’ MY STUFF: Fair Use or Infringement? – June 29, 2016

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What is classic fair use? If you have ever wondered how the world of copyright law intersects with the arts, come join us at WLA’s June workshop! We will be discussing copyright fair use and its impact on artists and the arts community. You need to know this! ABOUT OUR PRESENTER Zahr Said is an Associate Professor of Law at University of Washington. […]


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Please join WLA and the Dramatists Guild for: FAIR USE:  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE EXPRESSION AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:30 – 6:30 PM The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle (Studio E) In the American legal system there is an inherent tension between Free Expression and Copyright, and that tension is resolved by the concept of […]

WA State Tax Fundamentals – January 27th, 2016

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With the new year coming, taxes are always just around the corner! Be ready and reduce your anxiety by attending our State Tax workshop! In this workshop, we’ll review Washington State business taxes including Business & Occupations (B&O), Sales, Use, Personal Property, and a few others that artists should be aware of. We’ll highlight filing methods and record-keeping […]

Sign Here Please: Contract Law Basics for Artists & the Lawyers that Represent Them – December 15th, 2015

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Contracts are a necessary part of any business transaction undertaken by artists.  In this workshop, Sign Here, Please: Contract Law Basics for Artists and the Lawyers that Represent Them, transactional and art lawyer, Alison Ivey, will walk you through the basics of contract law including an explanation of fundamental contract terms and an overview of […]

Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – December 14th, 2015

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We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with Jen Frankel Hurley. Whether you’re an artist, or attorney serving clients in creative professions, you will leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of how to protect creative work.     Key points will include: the law as it relates to your work the […]