Artist and Arts Organization Membership

Twlya Tharp, Tony Kushner, Wooster Group and Mark Morris are just a few examples of artists who came to VLA seeking legal assistance early in their careers. VLA continues to educate and help burgeoning and established artists with their legal needs to protect themselves and their art, which helps them earn a living in the arts and benefits the community at large.

Individual Artist Membership Benefits

  • Access to free VLA clinic appointments at member law firms for eligible matters or to one free in house legal consultation per issue
  • Referral for pro bono legal assistance for qualifying members on eligible matters
  • Discounts on VLA classes, workshops, publications, and MediateArt services
  • Invitations to all Member Events
  • Free access to the outside attorney referral list ($15 value)

Arts Professional (one-year membership):

$185 – Arts Professional Membership
$80 – Student Artist Membership (you must be a full time student)
$80 – Artists Over Sixty


Non-profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Assistance

$785 – through the Edmond de Rothschild Nonprofit Assistance Program. This fee includes the cost of the required Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exemption workshop offered each month at VLA’s auditorium.

For more information about this program, please click here.


Non-profit Or For-profit Arts Organization Membership Benefits

In addition to the benefits listed above, Arts Organization Members are entitled to:

  • Reduced Speaker’s Fees for private classes
  • Employees and members of Organizations who are VLA Members may join VLA individually at a discounted rate of $100 per year

Arts Organization (one-year membership) fees are based on the annual budget (expenses) shown on the organization’s tax returns.

Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations (one-year membership):

$365 – Level 1: annual budget of $25,000 or less
$465 – Level 2: annual budget $25,000 to $75,000
$565 – Level 3: annual budget $75,000 to $150,000
$670 – Level 4: annual budget of $150,000 to $300,000
$870 – Level 5: annual budget of $300,000 to $500,000
Level 6: annual budget of $500,000 or above (Cost to be determined by VLA’s Executive Director and Legal Services Director)