WALA Events & Workshops
Learn. Connect. Excel.
WALA offers workshops to help navigate the complex convergence of arts and law. A volunteer faculty of some of the most accomplished attorneys in arts, entertainment, and media law provides instruction at more than 50 regularly-scheduled courses each year.
WALA offers The Basics Courses – monthly workshops on copyright, trademarks, licensing, and forming a 501(c)(3) organization. These workshops are free to WALA members.
Our popular six-week Creative Entrepreneurship Series is offered several times a year, teaching young and emerging artists the fundamentals of art entrepreneurship.
WALA partners with leading arts organizations to produce Advanced Seminars on discipline-specific legal topics. Partner organizations include the THEARC, DC Independent Film Festival, Art-O-Matic, VisArts Rockville, Hillyer Arts Space, Touchstone Gallery, 202 Creates, DC Shorts, Google DC Music Summit, American Film Institute, Roundhouse Theater, Dance Metro DC, The Copyright Alliance, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and many others.
WALA Networking Events are great opportunities to connect with our community and build lifelong relationships with like-minded individuals.
Feb 21WALA 501(c)(3) Basics: Governance Requirements and Best Practices Workshop
Mar 07WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series: Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use
Mar 14WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series: Business Entities Formation
Mar 21WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series: Tax Strategies for Artists & Creatives
Congratulations to WALA and all the wonderful people who contribute time and talent to make WALA the celebrated success it is!
We've been thrilled with WALA's services. Aside from assistance finding legal services, we've attended two of the workshops which helped us kickstart two major goals- obtaining 501(c)(3) status, and ensuring our copyright situation was sound.
I am extremely appreciative of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts and their efforts to support the arts through the years. In my 36 years of teaching I know first-hand what your support means to generations of children and aspiring arts educators. Thank you so much for all you do.
I sent (our WALA Volunteer Attorney) the Memorandum of Understanding, and within a short period of time, he gave me feedback on what else might be helpful to include in the MoU and after our discussion, he edited the MoU and sent me a more extensive version of an Agreement. (They) gave us top legal counsel. We appreciate the pro bono assistance.