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Become A WALA Member

Invest in protecting your art. You'll be glad you did.

  • Artist
    Artist
    $40

    Per Year

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    • Access to Members Only areas on website
    • Free admission to monthly "Basics" classes and Creative Entrepreneur Series"
    • Participate in WALA Legal Clinics at no extra cost
    • Legal referrals through WALA's listserv to our volunteer attorneys. *This includes pro bono referrals for those that qualify
    • Discounted admission to other programs
    • Invitations to arts, cultural and social events throughout the year
    Full-Time Student
    $20

    Per Year

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    • Same benefits as Artist Member
  • Attorney
    Attorney
    $100

    Per Year

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    • All attorneys are invited to join WALA as Attorney members of the organization to help support WALA's programming in service to the Washington, DC area arts community.
    • Access to Members Only areas on website
    • Free admission to monthly "Basics" classes and Creative Entrepreneur Series"
    • Discounted admission to other programs
    • Invitations to arts, cultural and social events throughout the year
    Angel Attorney
    $250

    Per Year

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    • Many of WALA's attorney members are involved with other arts organizations as founders, board members, and patrons.
    • Access to Members Only areas on website
    • Free admission to monthly "Basics" classes and Creative Entrepreneur Series"
    • Discounted admission to other programs
    • Invitations to arts, cultural and social events throughout the year
    • Provide an Organization membership for the non-profit arts organization of their choosing (or you can let WALA choose a deserving organization)
    • Receive individual recognition on our sponsors page
  • Organization

    For existing 501(c)3 non-profits

    We are pleased to be able to offer a Partner Organization membership for those organizations who would like to offer the benefits of WALA membership to their own members. Partner Organizations receive all the same benefits of Organization members, and in addition, each of the Partner Organization’s members will receive the benefits of WALA Artist Membership (a $40 value). That means that each member is eligible to attend WALA’s Basics workshops and clinics at no additional fee, and if they require further legal assistance they will be referred to a pro bono or a fee attorney, depending on their individual income level. Partner Organizations will receive recognition on our sponsor page and printed materials. Please contact us for more information.

    Organization
    $150

    Per Year

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    • Access to Members Only areas on website
    • Free admission to monthly "Basics" classes and Creative Entrepreneur Series"
    • Participate in WALA Legal Clinics at no extra cost
    • Pro bono referrals for small non-profits (under $250,000 annual budget); fee referrals for larger organizations
    • Discounted admission to other programs
    • Invitations to arts, cultural and social events throughout the year
    Partner Organization
    $150

    Per Year

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    • +$10 per organization member (based on prior year membership)
    • Same benefits as Organizations
    • Each member will receive the benefits of Artist membrship
    • Recognition on our sponsor page and printed materials
  • Law Firm
    Law Firms
    Tiered

    Per Year

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    • Law Firm membership is based on the number of attorneys in the firm's Washington-area offices
    • 10 or fewer attorneys in the DC office - $500
    • 11 to 25 attorneys in the DC office - $1000
    • 26 to 100 attorneys in the DC office - $2500
    • More than 100 attorneys in the DC office - $5000

    • Attorneys within member law firms receive all the benefits of Individual Artist members
    • Pro Bono Coordinators of member law firms receive notice of WALA's pro bono opportunities and art, cultural and social events to share with their attorneys
    • Recognition on our sponsor page

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
    Partner
, 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
    Teacher
  • 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