Business of art class: Copyright and trademarking for artists with Ashlye Keaton
Time: Saturday, June 9 from 10am-12pm
Instructor: Ashlye Keaton
Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street
ABOUT THIS CLASS
Anyone who wants to have a successful career in the arts needs to be able to protect and distribute their work. Join Ella Project Co-Founder and Supervising Attorney Ashlye Keaton as she discusses:
- What copyright does for you
- How to register your copyrights
- What is (and isn’t) copyrightable
- Do you need a trademark?
- What’s the difference between copyright and trademark?
This is a multi-disciplinary workshop, covering musicians, visual artists, performing artists, filmmakers, writers, and all other creatives.
No previous experience is required. Enrollment is limited to adults age 18 and older.
The Ella Project was honored to participate in this year’s Music Cities Think Tank, hosted by Sound Music Cities at SWSW in Austin. This two day think tank brought together
music policy leaders from across North America to discuss issues including developing music friendly municipal policies, new revenue streams for musicians, the evolving role of non commercial radio, and more.
We’re excited to continue these conversations to bring the most progressive, music forward
public policies to New Orleans. Along with Austin, we met with music policy experts from:
- Washington Dc
- San Antonio
- Victoria, BC
- Portland, OR
- London, ON
- Fort Collins, CO
See more about the Think Tank here.
The Ella Project is bringing its Visual Artists Business Boot Camp to all nine regions of Louisiana. This 15 hour weekend intensive workshop takes visual artists through the aspects of launching or enhancing their arts career, and addresses topics such as
- How and why people buy art
- Grass roots marketing and branding
- Effective use of social media
- Working with galleries, festivals, and public art
- Copyright and Trademark
- Basic Finance
- Developing a Career Plan.
Starting in Monroe
on February 23-24th, then moving to Alexandria,
in March and ultimately throughout the state, this workshop is led by Ella Project Co-Founder Gene Meneray, with further instruction provided by attorneys Mark Davis and Ashlye Keaton, marketering pro Andrew Gaiennie, and gallerist and social media maven Katie Odell.
Monitor our social media channels for announcements of further workshops, and email us
i f you are interested in bringing this workshop to your community.
The Ella Project would like to thank the State of Louisiana’s Office of Cultural Development, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Ella West Freeman Foundation for supporting this project, as well as our other supporters
for making this work possible. Please add your support today
to further our mission to support the creative community of Louisiana.