Lunch and Learn: Understanding Artist Contracts / Workshop

Start Date / Time: September 22, 2022 12:00 pm

End Date / Time: September 22, 2022 1:00 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Price: Free with registration


Registrations close the day of at 10 a.m.

About this Workshop
Understanding contracts is vital for you as an artist. Contracts protect you and your work, prevent disagreements, and outline responsibilities, timelines and compensation. They can also be dense, confusing and filled with legal jargon. In this workshop, attorney Benjamin David Kerr provides an overview of contracts, key components, and basic terms. He will discuss legal requirements, licensing agreements and other important issues for artists to consider. This workshop is open to artists of all disciplines.  

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 $10 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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