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WALA Events & Workshops

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WALA Events

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 21

    2023 WALA Holiday Party!

Artists     WALA

  • Congratulations to WALA and all the wonderful people who contribute time and talent to make WALA the celebrated success it is!

    David C. Gryce, CIPP/US
, Arent Fox LLP
  • 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.

    Ayla Hurley
    Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra
  • 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.

    Debra Ambush
  • 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.

    Hanna M. Kebbede
    Electronic Media and Film Department, Towson University

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Active WALA Members have access to past event resources.

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