How to Interact (or Not) with the Political Process

What is the difference between campaigning, lobbying, and advocating for a certain policy position and on which of them, if any, should a nonprofit arts organization spend time and resources? As always, consult an attorney for legal advice, an auditor for the reporting requirements, and take the following as a starting point to those conversations. Campaigning Campaigning, broadly, is an effort to influence voters in elections. This includes messaging for or against a particular candidate ...

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Should Your Work Be Protected By An LLC?

Recently Observer posted on a topic well worth considering – artists forming limited liability corporations (LLC) to shield their personal assets from being subject to lawsuits. By separating personal assets like home, car, personal bank accounts, etc., from the entity controlling the ownership and production of professional work, the personal assets are protected from lawsuits due to injury due to a sculptural piece falling, claims of copyright violations, breach of contract etc. Similarly, personal assets ...


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Important Financial Management Elements of a Guest Artist Contract

It’s spring, so your artistic operations team might be in the thick of drafting and sending contracts to next season’s guest artists. Regardless of your contracting cycle or when you read this article, here are four important elements of a guest artist contract that your finance team will appreciate having included. Disclaimer: What is a blog post about a legal or financial topic without a disclaimer? This is not legal advice. You should not be ...

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