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March 2017

2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Tax Strategies (6 of 6)

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Session 6 - Tax Strategies Wednesday, March 22, 2017  7PM - 9PM     Presentation and Q & A with Benjamin Takis and Benjamin Grosz "Pursuing your art as a business can be daunting, and one of the biggest challenges is understanding the tax laws. Between the many types of federal and state taxes that apply to your business, it is easy to make a mistake that can set back your business for years. The presenters (who both have active experience in…

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April 2017

2017 WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series @ VisArts at Rockville: Grants and Leases (5 of 6)

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Session 5 - Grants and Leases Originally scheduled for March 15, has been RESCHEDULED to April 5, 2017. 7PM - 9PM     Presentation and Q & A with: India Pinkney - General Counsel, National Endowment for the Arts So now what? You are ready to get up and running. You are starting to look for a business or operating location and you are also ready to begin work. Let’s start. Whether you are completely new to the process or seasoned, have…

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Incubators as a Driver for the Creative Economy

April 6 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Artomatic returns to Crystal City for its signature art event!  This year features over 600 artists, performers, musicians, and creatives of all stripes showcasing their talents on 7 floors. WALA is proud to once again join forces with Artomatic to present the “Artists in the Reframed Space” Legal Education Series.  This 6-part series explores relevant historical legal issues for artists in the reframed context of the present. Thursday, April 6 7:00 to 8:30 pm Workshop 3 (3rd Floor) Roundtable Discussion: Incubators as a…

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WALA Walk-in Legal Clinic @ Artomatic

April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Saturday, April 8 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop 1 (6th Floor) WALA Walk-in Legal Clinic Have a legal question? Talk to a lawyer during a 20-minute question and answer session with one of WALA’s volunteer Attorneys. Arrive early to sign up for a time slot! ______________________ Artomatic returns to Crystal City for its signature art event!  This year features over 600 artists, performers, musicians, and creatives of all stripes showcasing their talents on 7 floors. WALA is proud to once again…

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Artomatic@YourCommunity

April 15 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Saturday, April 15 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop 1 (6th Floor) Artomatic@YourCommunity Learn about what is involved in licensing to organize an Artomatic festival in your local community. Presented by Laura Possessky  Laura Possessky is a Senior Business Affairs Attorney with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her current position, Laura was a partner of Gura & Possessky, PLLC, where she represented creative entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations on a range of legal matters relating to content development and project management. During her two…

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Forming, Governing, and Maintaining a Section 501(c)(3) Organization

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, 1201 17th Street NW
Washington, 20036 United States
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Thinking about starting a non-profit corporation? This workshop serves as a basic guide! WALA Monthly "Basics" Workshop Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7pm - 9pm "Forming, Governing, and Maintaining a Section 501(c)(3) Organization" Facilitator: Sharon Nokes This workshop will provide soup-to-nuts guidance for launching and maintaining a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Topics to be covered will include: Forming Your Organization: incorporation, the first organizational meeting, securing an employer identification number, setting up Understanding the Pros and Cons of 501(c)(3) Status:charitable contributions, public…

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Latest in Copyright & Visual Arts

April 22 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Saturday, April 22 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop 1 (6th Floor) Latest in Copyright & Visual Arts Hot topics in copyright law, to include the Visual Artists Rights Act and what it aims to do, fair use, and recent trends and cases as applied to different media. Presenters: Alyssa Reiner - AOL Clinton J. H. Leite - Smithsonian George Koch - Chair Emeritus for Artomatic, Inc. Alyssa Reiner is an Assistant General Counsel with AOL Inc., specializing in technology and content development,…

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Shared Spaces & Entity Formation

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Thursday, April 27 7:00 to 8:30 pm Workshop 3 (3rd Floor) Shared Spaces & Entity Formation This panel will discuss legal issues for artists in shared spaces, relevant contracts, how to join one, rights ownership, and business entity formation for how to form a shared space. Presented by Laura Possessky and Hardeep Grover Laura Possessky is a Senior Business Affairs Attorney with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Prior to her current position, Laura was a partner of Gura & Possessky, PLLC, where…

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State of the Arts

April 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Artomatic 2017, 1800 S. Bell Street
Crystal City, VA 22202 United States
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Saturday, April 29 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Workshop 1 (6th Floor) State of the Arts An interactive lecture and discussion about strategies for increasing the public perception of the value of the arts and what kinds of persuasion have the best chance of working with decision makers. Historical efforts will provide context for challenges in today's environment. Attendees will learn from national experts how to use information and how to create an action agenda for effective advocacy. Presented by Jonathan Katz…

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May 2017

WALA Basics Workshop: “Trademarks”

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 655 15th St NW
Washington , DC 20005 United States
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WALA Basics Workshop: "Trademarks" (Brown Bag Lunch Session) Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 12:00 PM (EST) Are you interested in learning more about trademarks? What exactly are trademarks? What is their function? How can you use your trademark? What's the difference between a registered and unregistered trademark? What is a service mark? Can you register a sound, smell, color? Come to this session and bring your questions! Presentation and Q & A session. Kirkland & Ellis LLP 655 15th Street…

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