How to Network in Artist Communities

Artist communities help you build support, collaboration and connections. These tips for networking will help you reach your highest potential and give back.

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Getting a Gig: Reaching Out

Getting a Gig: Reaching Out

How do you make your connections? Get clients to see your work by knowing how to write the emails, how to respond, and how to organize who you are contacting.

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When Do My Angry Statements Become Defamation?

When Do My Angry Statements Become Defamation?

Whenever an artist or writer portrays a living person in an unflattering light, they are likely to receive a letter or angry phone call saying things like “I am going to sue you for defamation” or “you’ll be hearing from my lawyer,” along with plethora of swear words....

Who Owns Works Created by a Freelancer?

Who Owns Works Created by a Freelancer?

As a general rule, when an artistic or literary work is created, the author is the one that holds the copyright. Nobody can copy, distribute, or display the work without the author’s permission.  When a painting is sold, the buyer owns the painting itself, but does...

Copyright for Architectural Designs

Copyright for Architectural Designs

It is a common misperception that you cannot copyright a building design. That is probably because, before 1990, there wasn’t much protection for building designs. At that time, anyone could reproduce buildings that looked identical to those created by others, as long...

Need a Trademark?  Here are some tips.

Need a Trademark? Here are some tips.

Picking a name for a business or product is one of the first steps for any new venture. However, many companies don't register their trademarks during the start-up phase, usually waiting until a later time when sufficient cash is available if registered at all. That...