MediateArt

Since 1998, MediateArt has offered mediation for the resolution of disputes, contract negotiation, and negotiation counseling in an objective forum at a nominal cost. MediateArt is open to artists and arts organizations in all disciplines regardless of income or operating budget, to address arts-related legal and business issues.

Mediation

We offer a forum for parties to resolve their differences with the assistance of neutral mediators. Generally, the process is completed within one 3-hour session. If necessary, additional sessions may be arranged.

Contracts

Mediators assist you in working through the terms and conditions of a prospective or existing relationship, with the ultimate goal of expressing that relationship in writing.

Negotiation

Mediators help you analyze business opportunities and prospective collaborations in advance of creating a written agreement with another party.

Fees

$125 One-Time Administrate Fee paid by party requesting mediation. This fee is waived for VLA Members. In addition to the administrative fee, each party pays the following fees:

Individual
(VLA Member):

1st Session:    $50
2nd Session:    $75
3rd Session:    $100

Individual
(Non-Member):

1st Session:    $100
2nd Session:    $125
3rd Session:    $175

Organization
(VLA Member):

1st Session:    $100
2nd Session:    $125
3rd Session:    $150

Organization
(Non-Member):

1st Session:    $250
2nd Session:    $275
3rd Session:    $300

MediateArt Training Program

VLA also provides training twice a year for anyone interested in becoming a mediator and working with artists using the MediateArt program. Click here for information on the upcoming MediateArt training programs.