Arts Legal Workshops are 60-90 minute presentations for both artists and lawyers. Artists get an in-depth look at specific legal issues they encounter. Lawyers receive continuing legal education that focused on issues facing artist clients. Schedule subject to change.

2016 Workshop Calendar included:  

Quit Usin’ My Stuff: Fair Use or Infringement? -June 29
Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law for Artists -August 4
Estate Planning Primer -September 14
This is a Public Broadcast: Art & Artists in the Public Domain  – September 28
IP Fundamentals for Artists – October 26
Art Law Institute (ALI) – December 5


Sampling of 2015  Workshops
Federal Income Tax for Artists – February 5, 2015

Neil Sussman returns to lead this popular workshop about changes in federal tax laws impacting artists

6:30 PM @ Photographic Center Northwest
Sole Proprietor to LLC Conversion – March 9, 2015

Operating thinking about converting your sole proprietorship to a limited liability company? Madhu Singh offers insight into how to about this process, and what you need to consider.

6:00 PM @ Mt Baker Artists Lofts
Art Valuation – April 7, 2015

Dave Buck and Michelle Dunn Marsh will give helpful insight and resources for art valuation in the current market. Lawyers and artists welcomed!

6:00 PM @ TK Artists Lofts
Self Publishing – April 22, 2015

Self-published authors, get ready to enter the market with this workshop!

6:30 PM @ Office Nomads
Seeing all the Angles – May 27th, 2015

Learn about the different legal sides of visual art transactions and today’s trends in the art market.

12:00 PM @ Regus South Lake Union
Trademark & Fair Use Webinar – June 24, 2015

Come join us at WLA’s inaugural webinar! Learn how trademark law applies in the arts.

12:00 PM
Business Law Fundamentals for Artists – August 25, 2015

We’ll give you a framework for understanding how to recognize and resolve the legal issues involved with setting up and operating a business.

6:00 PM @ Gay City Arts
Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – September 15, 2015

We provide you a basic understanding of how to protect creative work.

Co-Presented with Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council

6:30 PM @ Shoreline City Hall
Contract Fundamentals for Artists – October 15, 2015
6:00 PM @ Cornish College of the Arts