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Legal Intersections: Intro to Artist Contracts

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115 McCaul Street, Level 3

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Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This next instalment in the Legal Intersections series will feature a panel discussion about contracts for artists. Topics will including:

  • What is an agreement?
  • The relationship between parties to an agreement
  • Exhibition rights
  • Assigning work(s)
  • Commissions
  • Employment agreements / consultants

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Paul Sanderson
Barrister and Solicitor, Owner Sanderson Entertainment Law

Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1983, Paul has been in private practice and has practiced entertainment and arts law exclusively. He is currently a sole practitioner in the firm Sanderson Entertainment Law. Paul is the author of the legal texts “Musicians and the Law in Canada” (Carswell Legal Publication), now in its fourth edition, Music Law Handbook for Canada Volume I and II (Seraphim Editions) and Artists' Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists (CARFAC Ontario) now in its 3rd edition. As a visual artist, Paul began photographing after receiving his law degree in 1981. He has studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University with Henry Gordillo and Peter Lindsay has photographed throughout Canada, U.S., the Caribbean and Europe.

Panelists be announced closer to the date of the event.

Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a non-profit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian Centre for Research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

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