Below are some of the frequently asked questions about LegalArt. If you have specific questions not addressed here, please contact us for assistance.
What is LegalArt?
LegalArt is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has dedicated itself to providing artists with affordable legal services, grants and educational opportunities. By empowering artists with access to legal and professional support, resources and information, LegalArt creates opportunities and protections for Miami’s art community; fostering a generation armed with the skills to legally protect their creations. All LegalArt programming helps artists by creating a community both dedicated to and invested in their success.
What is a SeminArt?
SeminArts are professional education programs provided by LegalArt covering a wide variety of topics including legal issues for artists, how to launch your writing career, documenting your work, business issues for artists, bookkeeping and taxes, web 2.0, and portfolio reviews. For more information please check out our events page, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, and/or join our email list by filling out the form on the right.
I think I need to talk to an attorney. Is this the right place?
Yes, LegalArt provides artists with legal referral assistance through LegalLink. The attorneys who participate in the LegalLink program assist artists on a pro bono, reduced rate or barter basis. LegalLink partners with the Dade County Bar Association’s “Put Something Back” program which credits participating attorneys with pro bono hours. We connect artists who need legal assistance in areas as diverse as estate planning, family law, immigration, contracts, business law, real estate, taxes, copyright and trademark with members of Miami’s legal community. For many artists this program has been a vital resource in their attempts to protect their work and empower their careers.
LegalLink also partners with the University of Miami’s School of Law for one-day clinics during which Miami attorneys and law students work to provide artists and arts organizations with one time consultations.
See below for how to schedule a consultation.
I am an artist and I need to talk to a lawyer or schedule a consultation, how do I do that?
The first thing that you need to do is fill out this Artist Registration Form to give us a little information about your issue or concern. You can also contact us in our contact page, or sign up online to become a member.
I just found out about LegalArt, how can I get more information?
Please join our mailing list by filling out the form on the right to receive information about upcoming programs, news and opportunities. You can also become a Fan of LegalArt on Facebook and follow LegalArtMiami on Twitter for live updates on opportunities and events in the cultural and arts community, including LegalArt news.
How did LegalArt get started?
Caroline Jayaram and Lara O’Neill were two University of Miami law students who saw a need for artists to have more support in the form of legal assistance and professional education. An exciting semester project evolved into a flourishing organization.
How do I apply for the Live/Work Residency?
Applications for the Live/Work Residency are all available below.