Legal Links and Resources
COVID related resources: Lawyers for the Arts: Recent events arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in challenges to Indiana artists and arts organizations. Galleries are having trouble paying their rent. Artists have questions about unemployment eligibility. Arts organizations are concerned about liability issues should they re-open and how to access pandemic relief funds. Pro Bono Indiana’s Lawyers for the Arts project is designed to provide legal resources to answer these and other legal issues. Artists and small arts organizations with limited funds may qualify for pro bono legal assistance. Others with greater resources can be referred to attorneys with the expertise to assist with their concerns. To see if you qualify and to obtain help, please call the number below:
Intake number: 812-402-6303 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. central time)
Support provided by the Indiana Bar Foundation
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a national organization with offices in many major cities. This website offers many helpful resources and links as well as information about obtaining legal services.
A Guide to the Visual Artists Rights Act - Prepared by Cynthia Esworthy, NEA General Counsel
Copyright Registration Law and Your Art - A helpful guide from ArtBusiness.com