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Legal Matters in Art: Contract Basics for Artists (CLE)

October 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Whether you are creating commissioned work, a musician performing a gig, a filmmaker licensing music, or any artist engaged in any business relationship, you are probably entering into contracts on a regular basis. But do you know how to create a contract, what terms are important, or how a contract may be unenforceable? In this class, we will provide an overview of contract law, including essential aspects of contract formation, enforceability, and standard contract provisions. Come to VLA’s Contract Basics to learn more about how to protect your rights, or how to advise your clients about their rights!

Continuing Legal Education: This program provides 1 CLE credit, approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys.

Three-Part Workshop Series: Legal Matters in Art: Contract Basics for Artists is the second workshop in VLA’s Three-Part Series: Legal Matters in Art. Although not required, we encourage you to join us for all three workshops to get a full overview of the most important legal issues for artists. To register and learn more, click here. This workshop will be followed by Is it Fair? A Guide to Fair Use in Art.


Emma E. Frean, Esq., VLA Associate Director of Legal Services


For members, please email registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

  • $25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $25 Artists Over Sixty
  • $35 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $55 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $125 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $175 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $100 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.


October 12, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:


NY United States


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class