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NYFA: Art Law: Contractual Terms

January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Register Now | Art Law: Contractual Terms


Anyone with an internet connection can register and participate in this online workshop on Tuesday, January 15.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to participate in its upcoming “Art Law: Contractual Terms” workshop, which will feature the expertise of lawyer John Wierzbicki. The workshop will take place online on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM EST. 

Workshop Description
This workshop seeks to empower artists by guiding them through the general meaning of terms that they will likely see in contracts throughout their practice. Topics include copyright and other ownership rights, “reasonable efforts” clauses, risk of loss, indemnification, termination, and morality clauses. Wierzbicki is a lawyer in the publishing industry who has conducted workshops on copyright, contracts, and negotiation to artists and art students on both coasts. He has presented at several NYSCA/NYFA Artist As Entrepreneur Programs in New York State and at NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Oakland. An entertaining and evocative speaker, Wierzbicki makes complicated concepts comprehensible.

Title: Art Law: Contractual Terms
Program Date and Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM EST*
Location: Online and anywhere you have Internet access
Cost: $25
Registration: Please register for the program here.
Questions: Email learning@nyfa.org

*This workshop will be recorded and shared with all previously-registered participants after the session concludes. It will be available for viewing up to six months after the workshop date.

John Wierzbicki has conducted workshops on law, contracts, and negotiations to artists and art students throughout New York state; in the Washington, DC area; and in California. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, the University of Virginia, and Georgetown University Law Center, Wierzbicki practiced law in California before moving to New York state. He helped found the author contracts and relationship group at Thomson Reuters’ Legal Publishing Division, which he led for nearly 10 years. Wierzbicki is currently the Co-Director of the Witkin Legal Institute in San Francisco, and is a member of the board of directors at the Flower City Art Center in Rochester, NY.

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs.


January 15, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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