On this Give Nola Day, the needs of our city are massive, and The Ella Project is working at full capacity to use our skills to do our part to make our community whole. On March 13th, we held our last in person legal clinic, and by March 20th, had successfully transitioned to a virtual … Continue reading We’re proud to be an advocate, today we’re asking for your support.
Well, it wasn't the semester we envisioned back in January, but cheers to our Tulane law school volunteers for working with us as our Friday clinics transitioned from in person to conference call to video conferencing and not missing a beat. These Spring legal clinics provided direct pro bono legal assistance to 63 Louisiana artists … Continue reading Cheers to our Spring 2020 law student volunteers!
Do you have an invention that you’d like to protect, but don’t know where to start? Have you always wanted to learn more about the process? Then join patent attorney Mark Melasky of Intellectual Property Consulting on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:00 p.m. for a free webinar as he discusses: What do you need? Patent/Trademark/Copyright?How … Continue reading Applying for Patent Protection Webinar on May 27th
We are excited to be hosting a NOEW In Your Neighborhood event this March as a part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week ! Register to attend at bit.ly/NOEWInYourNeighborhood#NOEW2020 Presented by The Ella Project, Hosted by Lionheart Prints This workshop is led by attorney Bri Whetstone and will address copyright and contract topics relevant to visual … Continue reading Copyright & Contract Basics for Visual Artists workshop on March 23rd
The way people are accessing, consuming and listening to music has changed dramatically, and the laws and mechanisms for collecting royalties are still catching up. The Music Modernization Act was passed by Congress in 2018, and it’s supposed to make it easier for musicians to collect certain royalties. In order to maximize revenue streams, musicians … Continue reading Collecting Royalties in the Modern Age Workshop March 11th
The Ella Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Jackson to our Board of Directors. Julie has been a critical part of Ella since the beginning, serving as an original co-founder back in 2004 when we were a program partnership. Julie served for 28 years as Assistant Dean for Public Interest Programs at Tulane … Continue reading Julie Jackson joins The Ella Project Board
The Ella Project proudly celebrates Big Queen Rukiya of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indian tribe for her enormous achievement in having her amazingly intricate and profound artwork selected for exhibition at the Musee du quai Branly in Paris. We were happy to work with Rukiya on the legal mechanisms required to ensure she secured a … Continue reading Working with Queen Rukiya to get her work to Paris
The Ella Project has been approved for a $25000 Art Works grant to support our pro bono legal services and professional development for Louisiana artists. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, … Continue reading Ella Project to receive $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mark Melasky Do you have an invention that you'd like to protect, but don't know where to start? Have you always wanted to learn more about the process? Then join patent attorney Mark Melasky of Intellectual Property Consulting on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m... for a free workshop at LaunchPad as he discusses: What … Continue reading Bar Napkin Inventions: How to Apply for Patent Protection
Ella Project Co-Founder Ashlye Keaton will present on the work of the Ella Project on October 18th and how artists are empowered to protect their intellectual property via pro bono legal service providers like ours in Geneva, Switzerland. Joining her will be Walter Chia of the IP Office of Singapore, Olga Dubey of Switzerland's AgroSustain, … Continue reading Ashlye Keaton to speak at World Intellectual Property Organization