legal & financial issues

• These resources provide advice on key legal/financial issues for artists.
• Find info on insurance, intellectual property, contracts, funding & more.

intellectual property & licensing

Understanding Copyright

Intro to Licensing

Key Issues for Art Licensing

Partial List of Art Licensing Agencies

Understanding Patents

how to write contracts

Contract Provisions Every Creative Needs to Know

Shake Law Free StartUp Legal Bundle

AIGA Standard Design Contract

Sample Contracts in Graphic Artist Guild Handbook

Shake Law Contract Creator

artist insurance

• Resources to understand the importance of artist insurance.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Insurance in the Arts Guides - Fractured Atlas

Studio Protector Artist Insurance Listings

legal, financial & tax resources

• Resources for understanding financial & legal concerns for artists.

Legal Guide for Visual Artists - Tad Crawford

Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists - Tad Crawford

The Legal Artist


IRS Tax Basics

SALT - Take Control of Your Finances

Artist's Professional Toolbox

volunteer lawyers for the arts (vla)

• VLA provides pro bono legal advice and services to low-income artists.

National VLA Directory

VLA Massachusetts

Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts

funding resources

• Learn about potential funding options for artists.

Crowdsourced Funding Resources

Craft Artist Business Resources

Artist Grants

State Arts Agencies Directory

Fulbright Grant