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The Business of Art
November 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about and share with your peers the ins and outs of art entrepreneurship—navigating the business side of your art practice and the legal knowledge and tools needed to succeed—in our artist-led community legal drop-in session!

This virtual event is intended to provide a relaxed space for artists to learn both from each other and from our expert facilitators—Melanie Yugo (artist, policy researcher, and educator), Sarwar Qureshi (chartered professional accountant), and Vandana Taxali (art-tech entrepreneur and intellectual property lawyer). Designed as a community-led session, participants are encouraged to bring and share their questions, experiences, struggles, and successes with their peers and facilitators. Potential topics for discussion include: types of business structures; considerations related to setting up a business; navigating negotiations; understanding basic copyright and intellectual property laws; when and how to use different agreements/contracts; protecting your rights as an artist; and better accounting and tax practices, including bookkeeping and invoicing tips.

This session is open to artists working in all disciplines; however, focus will be on issues relevant to independent and/or collective visual and media artists. If you are an arts worker and/or arts organization, we ask that you join only with the intention of better understanding how to improve services and resources available to artists.

Date: November 15th
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm ET
Virtual via ZOOM
This session will not be recorded.
ASL interpretation and auto-captioning will be provided. Additional access accommodations can be requested at registration.

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We acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario et le gouvernement de l’Ontario, et la Ville de Toronto par l’intermédiaire du Conseil des arts de Toronto de leur soutien financier.

Organized by

CARFAC Ontario ⋅ (416) 340-8534 ⋅

November 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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2695 Everts Ave
Windsor, N9E 2T9 Canada

Phone: 5199992314