Legal Intersections #3 | Intro to Artists' Contracts


Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

 
DateWednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Website

https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca

Location

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street

Legal Intersections: Intro to Artist Contracts

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: OCAD University, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Register:  https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca 

This next instalment in the Legal Intersections series will feature a panel discussion with art administrators and legal experts to talk about topics including:

  • What is an agreement?
  • The relationship between parties to an agreement
  • Exhibition rights
  • Assigning work(s)
  • Commissions
  • Employment agreements / consultants

Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

ALAS will be collecting PWYC donations (with a suggestion of $10) to support their free services to the arts community. Feel free to ask questions and discuss challenges you have faced as a creator in the GTA.  

Panelists

Paul Sanderson
Barrister and Solicitor, Owner Sanderson Entertainment Law

Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1983, Paul has been in private practice and has practiced entertainment and arts law exclusively.  He is currently a sole practitioner in the firm Sanderson Entertainment Law. Paul is the author of the legal texts “Musicians and the Law in Canada” (Carswell Legal Publication), now in its fourth edition, Music Law Handbook for Canada Volume I and II (Seraphim Editions) and Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists (CARFAC Ontario) now in its 3rd edition. As a visual artist, Paul began photographing after receiving his law degree in 1981.  He has studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University with Henry Gordillo and Peter Lindsay has photographed throughout Canada, U.S., the Caribbean and Europe. 

Naomi Johnson, Associate Director, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Naomi Johnson is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has had several years’ experience as a curator, arts administrator, professional artist, and community arts facilitator. Naomi has a BFA hons, Visual Arts from York University and a diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. From 2013 - 2017, Naomi served in a leadership position as Artistic Director and then in 2018 as Co-Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre programming exhibitions, festivals and performance art events annually. In 2019, Naomi accepted a position as Associate Director with imagineNATIVE, she looks forward to continuing her work supporting Indigenous talent within the film and media arts industry.

Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a non-profit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian Centre for Research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

DateWednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Website

https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca

Location

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street

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Legal Intersections #3 | Intro to Artists' Contracts
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Legal Intersections: Intro to Artist Contracts

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: OCAD University, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Register:  https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca 

This next instalment in the Legal Intersections series will feature a panel discussion with art administrators and legal experts to talk about topics including:

  • What is an agreement?
  • The relationship between parties to an agreement
  • Exhibition rights
  • Assigning work(s)
  • Commissions
  • Employment agreements / consultants

Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

ALAS will be collecting PWYC donations (with a suggestion of $10) to support their free services to the arts community. Feel free to ask questions and discuss challenges you have faced as a creator in the GTA.  

Panelists

Paul Sanderson
Barrister and Solicitor, Owner Sanderson Entertainment Law

Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1983, Paul has been in private practice and has practiced entertainment and arts law exclusively.  He is currently a sole practitioner in the firm Sanderson Entertainment Law. Paul is the author of the legal texts “Musicians and the Law in Canada” (Carswell Legal Publication), now in its fourth edition, Music Law Handbook for Canada Volume I and II (Seraphim Editions) and Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists (CARFAC Ontario) now in its 3rd edition. As a visual artist, Paul began photographing after receiving his law degree in 1981.  He has studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University with Henry Gordillo and Peter Lindsay has photographed throughout Canada, U.S., the Caribbean and Europe. 

Naomi Johnson, Associate Director, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Naomi Johnson is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has had several years’ experience as a curator, arts administrator, professional artist, and community arts facilitator. Naomi has a BFA hons, Visual Arts from York University and a diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. From 2013 - 2017, Naomi served in a leadership position as Artistic Director and then in 2018 as Co-Executive Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre programming exhibitions, festivals and performance art events annually. In 2019, Naomi accepted a position as Associate Director with imagineNATIVE, she looks forward to continuing her work supporting Indigenous talent within the film and media arts industry.

Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a non-profit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian Centre for Research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Level 3, 115 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://legalintersections.eventbrite.ca
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