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Tickets Still Available for GetSmART! Workshop

Arkansas Arts Council - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Get ready to learn to protect yourself and your artwork! Join us at our last GetSmART! workshop of the year and learn the fine art of using copyright and fair use laws.

“Our ‘Copyright and Fair use for Artists’ workshop is a wonderful opportunity for professional artists to learn about laws that affect, protect and serve creatives,” Director Patrick Ralston said. “One of our missions at the Arkansas Arts Council is to help artists develop, grow and thrive. This workshop is instrumental in keeping the careers of Arkansas artists healthy.”

Kim Vu-Dinh, assistant professor of clinical education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and director of the Business Innovations Clinic, will lead the workshop with two of her students from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Arkansas Heritage at 1100 North St. in Little Rock.

The hands-on workshop includes something for artists of all kinds. Artists struggle daily to make sure their work is not stolen, misappropriated or misused. The growth of the internet has made it easier than ever to steal photography, images of artwork and music. Billions of photos are stolen from photographers every day, musicians struggle to control how their music is used and plagiarism is on the rise. Even songwriters are struggling over copyright laws.

Attendees who bring laptops or tablets can get help registering one of their original creations on the U.S. Copyright website. For more information contact Robin McClea, artist services program manager, at [email protected] or at 501-324-9348. The workshop is in collaboration with the UALR Bowen School of Law Business Innovations Legal Clinic.

The GetSmART! Learning Series will kick off again in 2020 with workshops on grant-seeking and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. Make sure to keep up with all our workshops at www.arkansasarts.org.