Alison Bergblom Johnson, Artist
A photograph of Alison Bergblom Johnson, a white woman with short, asymmetrical blonde hair wearing a shiny, pink shirt in front of a light tan background.

Business Skills Classes for Creatives

This series covers contracts, vetting partnerships, and negotiations for creatives. Suitable for people who work primarily within either the non-profit world or who partner with for profit companies, business skills for creatives prepares participants to rock their partnerships.

Contracts for Creatives

How does having a solid contract makes for a stable partnerships? Artists may ask:

  • What even goes in a contract?
  • Does it cover my intellectual property?
  • I'm just an artist, not a lawyer, and I'd rather just make good art.

In a sales process, we might call those objections. Contracts often feel stuffy, can feel exploitive, and can feel very outside of the creativity and give and take of a creative process. The good news is that a good contract helps you stay in good relationship with those you do business with, and, if it's working right, be simple.

Presented by a working artist who isn't an attorney, you'll leave this workshop with information about what a contract is for, what it can include, what you might most want in yours, and tips on when - and how - to seek legal advice.

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