‘Arts Mean Business’ to Focus on Copyright Law

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The third session of the 2015 series, “Arts Mean Business,” will take place Oct. 7 at the McDonough Museum of Art on the Youngstown State University campus.

This session, next to last of a four-part professional development series designed to help artists thrive, is “Copyright and Contracts for Arts Professionals.”

The program will be presented by Denise Glinatsis Bayer, an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell Ltd. and founder and executive director of The Legal Creative. She will provide an overview of copyright and intellectual property laws and issues and dispell common myths such as the “poor man’s copyright.”

The session will cover basic contract essentials that every artistic professional should insist upon before entering into any business agreement, and negotiation skills will be addressed as well. Additionally, this session will teach artists how to protect their intellectual property by reviewing common contractual clauses and uncovering their meanings and cover copyright issues, contract basics and licensing issues.

“The Arts Means Business Series provides information from experts meant to help artists succeed in the business world,” noted Dr. Michael R. Crist, interim dean of YSU’s College of Creative Arts & Communication. “The true entrepreneurial nature of the arts requires that artist stay up to date on all aspects associated with making a living with their art.”

The College of Creative Arts & Communication and the community arts and cultural group Power of the Arts are presenters of the series, with additional support from The Raymond John Wean Foundation.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Wick Avenue M1 deck for a nominal fee. To register, call Cary Wecht at 330 941 2337 or visit this website.

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