On March 10, 2017 from 2-5pm, the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC), through its Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) program, will host the first clinic of its new series: “The Creative Entrepreneur: Helping Young + Emerging Artists Navigate the Business World”
This business and tax law clinic, entitled An Artful Assessment: Tax Law For Artists + Makers seeks to help artists understand their tax and business responsibilities as the creative minds of Philadelphia. Artists of all kinds will have the opportunity to have 20 minute one-on-one counseling sessions with attorneys in the region regarding their particular business and tax law questions. Artists should take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask attorneys any business and tax related questions they have. Topics attorneys can offer guidance on are entity structures, taxes, forming nonprofits, activity licenses, business expenses, and many more!
The clinic will be held from 2pm-5pm at the Chamber of Commerce, located at 200 S Broad Street, Suite 700. The cost of the clinic will be $20 per person.Register Here
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rachael Nave, Manager of Legal Services, at (215) 790-3822 or RNave@artsbusinessphl.org
.About “The Creative Entrepreneur” Series
The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC), supported by a prestigious challenge grant from the National Endowment from the Arts (NEA), presents a series of three events designed to bring legal and business expertise to 100+ young and emerging artists in the Philadelphia region, including student communities at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance and Moore College of Art & Design. Each event will feature: (a) a panel of attorneys to educate artists on critical legal matters affecting their work and (b) a clinic component where volunteer lawyers provide on-site counseling to individual artists. These clinics are an amazing opportunity for artists in different fields to seek guidance on legal issues and learn what their rights are.Additional Events in “The Creative Entrepreneur” Series
Beats, Lyrics and Licensing: Legal Education for Musicians + Producers
Sartorial Security: Fashion Law for Designers and Brands @ Moore College of Art + Design, April 24, 2017About The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia
The Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC) strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener. ABC, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the business, legal and technology communities. About The Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
The Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) program provides pro-bono and low cost legal assistance, educational programs, and business counseling to the creative economy. PVLA was founded in 1978 as a nonprofit legal services organization. In March 2008 to broaden the legal assistance available to the cultural community, the services of PVLA were integrated into the Arts & Business Council. Over the years the PVLA program has recruited hundreds of attorneys from Philadelphia and the surrounding region to serve the arts. Volunteer attorneys work on projects such as negotiating performing contracts for actors, dancers and musicians; protecting copyrights, trademarks and patents; preparing by-laws for newly formed nonprofits; negotiating short- and long-term workspace leases and exhibition agreements; securing protection of artwork; and setting up new community-wide arts initiatives, to name a few.