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Creative Many Seminar: Protecting Your Practice

Protecting your Practice: from Creation to Collaboration.

ArtServe Michigan invites you to a free seminar and discussion focused on legal protections for artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Legal protections for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Date: Wednesday November 14th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum 101 N. Monroe, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Developed by ArtServe Michigan this 2 hour talk and panel discussion is designed to empower creative practitioners of all disciplines to take the next step in building sustainable professional creative practices through engaging with and understanding key aspects of intellectual property (licensing, contracts, branding and negotiation). Protecting your Practice will be a lively mix of presentations, provocations, discussion and opportunity to connect. This event will feature specialists from the legal field to share their knowledge and expertise.

This event is supported by The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The State Bar of Michigan’s Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports section, and The Entertainment Industry Team at Clark Hill (Grand Rapids).

For details and to register: http://www.artservemichigan.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=6

About Creative Many Seminars:

Artists and creative practitioners are an invaluable resource to Michigan, contributing value socially, culturally, aesthetically and economically. Creative Many Seminars empower artists to take the next step in building sustainable professional creative practices. Seminars cover communications, resources, protections and strategic planning for creative practitioners, whether emerging or established across Michigan’s vibrant creative industries.

Funding for the Creative Many Professional Practice Seminars is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation through their Marketplace Empowerment for Artists Program. Their support allows ArtServe Michigan and its partners to offer these informative sessions across the state.

About Lawyers for the Creative Economy

Lawyers for the Creative Economy (LCE) is a new, statewide initiative led by ArtServe Michigan to identify and engage attorneys who are willing to provide free or low-fee intellectual property advice and related support to artists, creative practitioners, businesses and non-profit organizations. LCE not only provides an opportunity for you to fulfill your pro bono responsibilities as a lawyer, but also will give you a stake in Michigan’s vibrant arts and creative industries.

LCE was developed by ArtServe Michigan with support from the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports (ACES) section of the State Bar of Michigan, General Motors, major Michigan law firms and the National Endowment for the Arts, to name a few.

For more information about the initiative, please contact: Marcia Goffney, LCE Project Consultant at lce@artservemichigan.org 248-912-0760 ext. 5# or Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries at cezanne@artservemichigan.org.

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