POST BY: PADDY JOHNSON
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This is useful: Jonathan Melber, co-author of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (my review of the book here), is offering a class at SVA. Want to understand how to manage the business side of being an artist? Courses such as Law School for Visual Artists are essential to making that happen.
Taking a practical, user-friendly approach to legal topics for visual artists, this course will address how to protect yourself and your artwork in a way that’s easy to understand. Topics will include consignments, copyright registration and the Visual Artists Rights Act, as well as basic contract-law principles that will help you better understand the legalese in art-world agreements. We will draft consignment and commission agreements, and review the common terms of gallery representation arrangements. Learn what your legal options are if things go wrong, such as damage to your work, gallery non-payment and copyright infringement.
Course link here.