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Business Workshop

We've got workshop number two coming your way! Kathryn Adams is a part of the nook collective, with a reputation that precedes her. She teaches business and entrepreneurism for visual artists at both OCADU and Sheridan College in the Illustration BAA programs, and her consulting services for freelance contracts, business plans, self promotion, entrepreneurial pursuits and fee negotiations are sought after by her peers in the illustration industry.

This workshop, detailed below, is the first in a series of workshops (dates to be announced shortly) that will take place throughout the fall. 

Contract & Licensing Terminology - Wednesday, 21 September, 2011  |  7pm - 9pm  |  156 Augusta Ave

Kathryn will discuss hot topics such as: stock, work for hire and moral rights.  What does in-perpetuity mean? Ever been asked to do spec work? Do you understand the meaning of the term liability?

Whether you are a seasoned pro or an emerging freelancer, a brush up on the various copyright and rights licensing terms that appear in licensing contracts is vital to your business.

In the ever changing world of who owns what, it is imperative that you understand how to protect your images.


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Reader Comments (2)

hello, this is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting in your blog especially on how to determine the topic. keep up the good work.

September 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersimjen

Great points! If an artist strives for excellence in their work, economic rewards proportionate to the value that work delivers should be attached. Artists having stable finances means they can then safely create other forms of value that may not pay well like: raising awareness for good causes, spreading joy and making their neighbourhood a nicer place to live.

Sometimes markets exploit artist's work and pay far less than what they get. This value can be hard to quantify but clients can make an effort to determine the effects and reward artists accordingly. On the flip side, artists can over time see this value and simply raise prices. The assumption that subsistence living should be a requirement to do good work actually creates a context for market imbalances which undermine the stability of artists. It's a powerful myth to many but ultimately counterproductive.

Artists are capable of creating great work even in dire conditions. But living in a constant state of self imposed emergency is not a healthy long term way of being. Feeling like you have no influence on your financial affairs is also bad. Taking responsibility for all aspects of our careers and conducting them with the highest degree of integrity and learning to be better at business are important factors to implement. May artists everywhere have long, happy and productive lives.

September 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen Weeks

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