We’re excited to announce a new program series we’re calling Adult Education Illustrated.
Here’s the idea: find experts with knowledge to share and put them in a room with people who need access to that knowledge. Illustrate the conversation. In real-time. Publish illustrated educational pamphlets following each workshop. It’s all based on the idea that the best knowledge is knowledge shared. In March and April we’re so happy to be partnering with Friedman Iverson law firm and Intermedia Arts to present the first Adult Education Illustrated volume on the theme of Creative Law.
As we’ve continued to navigate the ins and outs of making work and collaborating with others, we quickly reached the limits of our knowledge about things like intellectual property, contracts, and legal terminology. David and Blake at Friedman Iverson have been extremely helpful answering our questions and providing advice in a language we can understand. When they suggested that we work together on a public program, we were pretty jazzed.
ADULT EDUCATION ILLUSTRATED // CREATIVE LAW
Join art & design studio Works Progress & Friedman Iverson law firm for this free series of workshops exploring legal issues that artists and other creative entrepreneurs often face. Each workshop will begin with a broad theme, but will be tailored to the unique experiences and questions of participants. Curious about legal issues, but don’t know how to talk to lawyers or where to begin? This is your chance to get to know the legal landscape in the fun and supportive environment of Intermedia ArtsHub! Adult beverages and otherwise will be available!
I Fought the Law // Creative Law Crash Course
March 20th, 2012 from 4-6PM
In this installment of Adult Education Illustrated, we’ll hear an overview of legal issues and terminology with specific attention on those areas of the law that artists and other creative entrepreneurs commonly encounter. You’ll learn some basic information about writing contracts, protecting intellectual property, liability issues and insurance, and tax status. This will be a small group workshop with plenty of opportunity to share your thoughts and questions.
Get it in Writing // Legal Contracts 101
April 3rd, 2012 from 4-6PM
Many of us work with other artists and organizations all the time, relying on handshake agreements and verbal confirmations. But what are the benefits of putting your agreements in writing? How do you even do that? We’ll review examples of common situations where legal contracts can be helpful, and will learn the basics of writing contracts that can protect both parties. This will be a small group workshop with plenty of opportunity to share your thoughts and questions.
Protect Yourself // Intellectual Property Basics
April 17th, 2012 from 4-6PM
If you’re an artist or designer, you probably work in the realm of intellectual property, even if you’re not sure what that means! Copyrights, trademarks, patents - this workshop will help you sort it out! Whether you’re interested in protecting your own work, or getting proper permission to use the artwork of others, some basic info on IP can be helpful. This will be a small group workshop with plenty of opportunity to share your thoughts and questions.
All workshops will be held at Intermedia Arts on 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis 55408. All workshops are free, but space is limited! RSVP using this form.