Business Topics for Artists: A Three-Week Workshop / Professional Development

Start Date / Time: October 13, 2022 6:00 pm

End Date / Time: October 27, 2022 7:30 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Price: Sliding Scale $25 - $200


Thursdays, October 13, 20, and 27, 6– 7:30 p.m.
Registration closes on Wednesday, October 11 at 10 a.m.

About the Workshop
This three-part workshop is led by Attorney Benjamin David Kerr of the Kerr Law Firm based in Seattle, WA. This series of talks will address topics related to the business side of an art practice. Artists will be led through important discussions related to running an art-focused business and will gain a deeper understanding of how to protect your practice, advocate for yourself and set your business up for success!  Topics include artist contracts, intellectual property (specifically copyright) and business entity formation.  

About the Instructor
Benjamin David Kerr, Esq. has been practicing law for 18 years and has extensive experience advising clients in a wide variety of practice areas including contract drafting, negotiation and review; entertainment law; business formation; intellectual property; real estate; landlord/tenant law; corporations and partnerships; and wills and estates. He has represented individuals, small businesses  and corporate entities in state and federal courts, and arbitrations on a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation matters. He has litigated claims in state and federal courts and in multiple arbitration venues. 

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $15 million in individual artists through grant programs and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at 

Have Questions?
Email Program Manager Grace Nakahara 


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