Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa (ALSO) is thrilled to announce a full-day arts law conference in celebration of its 5th anniversary.
The conference will be geared to different genres of arts (i.e. fine arts, music and media arts), and will include sessions on artist-specific issues relating to succession planning, taxes, and employment law. There will also be mentoring sessions for attendees and a networking reception to build bridges within our artistic community, as well as with lawyers.
The conference will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm at the recently renovated Arts Court at 2 Daly Avenue in Ottawa. The networking reception will follow from 4:30pm – 6:00pm.
Panelists will include local artists such as JUNO Award winner Kellylee Evans and filmmaker Maxwell McGuire, as well as Ottawa professionals and lawyers including Karine Dion and Adam Tracey of Nelligan O’Brien Payne. Penny McCann, Director of SAW Video and Media Artist, will provide a keynote address. The event is sponsored in part by the City of Ottawa.
Registration is now open and tickets are $25. Lunch is included in the ticket price. Register now, as spaces are limited.
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ALSO is a not-for-profit organization established in 2012 and is dedicated to sharing legal information with artists in the National Capital Region to fill an access to justice need, often overlooked for artists. The group is run completely by volunteer lawyers and artists. For the past 5 years, ALSO has hosted numerous educational panels annually on themes relating to artists’ legal rights and issues.