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VLA offers a variety of programs and workshops, which are listed below. We also offer a selection of on-demand, online recordings of previously held education programs for those unable to attend or want a refresher. Click here to access and view these presentations.

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April 2021

Legal Issues in Social Media

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NY United States + Google Map
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Location: Online In this digital world, it’s important to engage with social media in order to share your work with your community and expand business opportunities. But how can you best use social media to promote your work, protect your brand, and steer clear of liability? Join VLA on April 26th to find out! In this class on Legal Issues in Social Media, we will cover legal topics including copyright and trademark so you can keep using social media platforms

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Alternative Fundraising: Legal Implications of Online Crowdfunding

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NY United States + Google Map
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Location: Online You have a great idea, you have an eager team, and you have artistic drive. Are financial barriers the only issues keeping you from realizing your dream? Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Patreon are popular tools for raising the resources you need to get your ideas off the ground. This class will provide an overview of the legal implications and challenges that an artist or organization might face when turning to crowdfunding. Areas covered will include how

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May 2021

Forming a Non-Profit Workshop (CLE)

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map
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Note: This workshop is the same as VLA's formerly titled "Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop". Location: Online This workshop provides valuable information about forming an arts-related non-profit organization! In addition to learning about what a non-profit is, learn how and why to form one, as well as the legal, ethical, and financial obligations associated with this type of organization. This program is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start or learn more about running a non-profit

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The CASE Act: A New Way for Artists to Protect Their Copyrights (CLE)

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
NY United States + Google Map
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Location: Online Copyright infringement lawsuits must be brought in federal court—expensive, time-consuming process that is not well-suited for the resolution of claims involving hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (“CASE Act”) creates a voluntary alternative but binding tribunal within the copyright office for copyright claims of $30,000 or less: the Copyright Claims Board, which will be operational by January 2022. We will discuss the specifics of the Copyright

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