CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS
The Business of Art: A Legal Guide for the Visual Artist
with MJ Bogatin
This three-part series will take a comprehensive look at the many facets of managing the legal aspects of a visual artist's profession. Each session will examine crucial legal issues central to protecting an artist's creative investments. Visual Artists of all mediums are encouraged to attend.
The Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is the 300+ page compendium that addresses these rights and interests in every conceivable transaction. Artists, agents and lawyers can find all the questions and answers in this one book. Every working artist and arts attorney should get a copy.”
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist | Book
Each webinar requires a separate registration. See link below each title to register for each.
All webinars in this series are eligible for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit which can be added to the cost of registration upon check out. The cost for MCLE is an additional $45
Part 1: Copyright: Gaining and Keeping Protection
(Miss Part 1 email Diana.Cervera@calawyersforthearts.org to purchase a recording of the event)
Feb 9th, 6-730PM
This webinar will discuss copyright and its role in safeguarding the intellectual property of visual artists and creators. Our speaker will examine several employment categories that may have an impact on intellectual property, such as works produced for hire, employee relationships, and independent contractor classification.
This seminar will also cover fair use, as well as how to navigate copyright infringement claims, and will touch on copyright licensing and permissions.
Part 2 Contracts: Agreements and Licensing for Visual Artists (MCLE Eligible)
(Miss Part 2 email Diana.Cervera@calawyersforthearts.org to purchase a recording of the event)
April 5th, 6-7:30pm
Contracts and agreements play a central role in the administrative responsibilities of working artists. There are several types of contracts that visual artists may encounter whether in the context of receiving commissions, funding, or when selling artwork. This webinar will cover some of the fundamental elements of effective contracts and licensing agreements.
Part 3 Artist-Gallery Agreements
June 7th, 6-730pm
This webinar will cover agreements specific to working with galleries and highlight key considerations such as the duration of a partnership, insurance, compensation and artist/gallery obligations. Our speaker will also briefly cover public and private art commissions and what artists should know when engaging in each.
MCLE credit will require an additional fee plus the cost of general registration. At checkout you will be prompted to add on the MCLE fee to your registration.
About our Speaker
M.J. Bogatin is a founding member of the San Francisco Bay Area law firm of Bogatin, Corman & Gold. For over 40 years, his practice has emphasized art, entertainment and intellectual property law.He is the Co-Author with Tad Crawford of the LEGAL GUIDE FOR THE VISUAL ARTIST (Allworth Press, 2022). His visual arts practice includes representation of artists with large public art commissions and moral rights litigation claims. He has served as President of the Board of California Lawyers for the Arts and chairs the organization's legal referral committee. He also serves as General Counsel to many nonprofit arts organizations. He maintained a bLAWg on visual art licensing for several years, and regularly serves as a featured speaker on artists’ legal rights for both live audiences and online webcasts.
“Want to know the legal rights and responsibilities of being a visual artist? How to spell out these rights and responsibilities in contracts that protect the artist’s legal interests while transferring rights that purchasers and licensees reasonably need to have? The Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is the 300+ page compendium that addresses these rights and interests in every conceivable transaction. Artists, agents and lawyers can find all the questions and answers in this one book. Every working artist and arts attorney should get a copy.”
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist | Book
Please contact Diana.Cervera@calawyersforthearts.org for any questions or additional information