MediateArt

Since 1998, VLA’s MediateArt program has offered mediation services for the resolution of disputes, contract negotiation, and relationship management in a neutral, confidential forum at a nominal cost. Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process in which unbiased professionals assist parties in resolving legal and business disputes, negotiating contracts or managing an ongoing relationship. The process may be completed within one 3-hour session. If necessary, additional sessions may be arranged.

Mediating a Dispute

We offer a forum for parties to resolve their differences with the assistance of neutral mediators who work with the parties to settle an ongoing dispute or litigation by working to help the parties understand the underlying needs of the other side and come to an agreement.

Negotiating Contracts

Mediators assist the parties in working through the terms of a proposed or existing contract, with the goal of resolving any disputed issues and coming to an agreement on all material terms.

Relationship Management

Mediators help the parties to open up lines of communication, analyze ongoing relationships and assist in communicating between or among themselves, when they have come to an impasse on a particular problem or the relationship has otherwise broken down.

Fees

$125 One-Time Administrate Fee paid by party requesting mediation. While it is not necessary to be a VLA member to use MediateArt’s services, 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.