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Sunday, January 6, 3-4 p.m.
- International Partnerships, Presenting International Work In the U.S.: Deirde Valente, vice president, Lisa Booth Management, Inc. and general manager, Center Stage US.
Sunday, January 6, 3-4:30 p.m.
- Marketing: Ivan Sygoda, consultant, South Arts Dance Touring Initiative.
Sunday, January 6, 3-5 p.m.
- Long-Range Planning: Jonathan Katz, consultant and former CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
- Organizational Management Consulting and Individual Career Coaching: Baraka Sele, consultant.
- Stage Technology Solutions: Eric Wenocur, principal, Arts Technology Partners.
- Cultural Policy, Engaged Planning: MK Wegmann, interim executive director, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.
Sunday, January 6, 5-6 p.m.
- Taxes & Touring to Canada: Richard Dermer, attorney and owner, RAM Management-Attorneys at Law.
- Marketing Assessment, Agent/Presenter/Artist Relationships, Booking, Coaching, Curation, and Mediation: Rachel Cohen, executive director, Cadence Arts Network.
- Fundraising and Capacity-Building for Small and Mid-size Organizations: Kevin Duggan, development consultant.
- Management Consulting: Lisa Mount, director, Artistic Logistics.
- Management, marketing, and touring for small, mid-sized and artist-driven organizations: Jane Jung, director of planning and operations, Ping Chong + Company.
- Emergency Preparedness and Recovery, Operations Planning, Network Building: Amy Schwartzman, consultant.
GG Arts Law Consultations
Arts attorneys Brian Taylor Goldstein and Robyn Guilliams of GG Arts Law will be on hand throughout the conference for individual, one-on-one appointments. Their areas of expertise include immigration, tax and other issues involving foreign artists; management of arts-based businesses and non-profit organizations; contractual issues; copyrights and licensing; artist and arts management; and new media and technology. To schedule an appointment with Brian or Robyn, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "APAP Consultation" in the subject line, indicate your topic and availability, and GG Arts Law will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Consultants: Brian Taylor Goldstein (BTG) and Robyn Guilliams (RG)
- Saturday, 8-9 a.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Saturday, 4-6 p.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Sunday, 8-9 a.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., BTG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Sunday, 4-6 p.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Monday, 8-9 a.m., RG, Hilton, Concourse F
- Monday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., BTG & RG, Hilton, Concourse F
GG Arts Law Info Sessions
Navigating a World of Confusion PART I: Visas for Foreign Artists Touring the U.S.
Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F
While presenting and touring foreign artists in the United States brings many rewards, it also involves coordinating enormous logistical and legal challenges. In a lively session that will focus on current developments and practical skills, this workshop will cover a review of basic visa concepts and procedures, including visa exceptions and the latest updates on the process. We will also address insurance available for foreign tours and performers, suggested planning and procedural timelines, and resources for further information.
House Rules! Minimizing Risk at your Performing Arts Center
Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F
Whether you own or lease your company’s performance space, the potential for problems in operating a venue are numerous. Are we liable if a patron slips and falls in the lobby? Do we need an ASCAP or BMI license? How do we protect our online box office system from hackers? Is our space ADA compliant (and what is the ADA??) This session will cover all of these topics and more, and provide guidelines for minimizing the risk of liability.
Navigating a World of Confusion Part II: Tax Issues for Foreign Artists Touring the U.S.
Sunday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F
While presenting and touring foreign artists in the United States brings many rewards, it also involves coordinating enormous logistical and legal challenges. In a session that will focus on current developments and practical skills, this workshop will cover a review of tax obligations of foreign artists and those who hire them. Topics will include tax treaties, tax forms, central withholding agreements, tax withholding requirements and filing obligations for foreign artists. We also will address updates on travelling with musical instruments, including those containing ivory and other banned materials, as well as suggested planning and procedural timelines and resources for further information.
Fair Enough: A Practical Guide to Fair Use and Public Domain
Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m., Hilton, Concourse F
Whether you are seeking to protect your own creations or seeking to use, perform, promote, or present the images, music, designs, or works of others, understanding rights and permissions—including when you do and do not need to obtain licenses—is essential for artists, managers, agents, and presenters. This workshop will cover basic concepts and practical considerations in the areas of copyrights and licensing, with a special focus on public domain and fair use for education and non-profit purposes.
Law & Disorder: Live
Monday, 9:30-11 a.m., Hilton, Concourse F
From contracts, copyrights and licensing; to visas and taxes; to profit and non-profit business organization, practices and management; bring your questions and concerns to this lively forum with the authors of Musical America’s popular blog Law and Disorder: Entertainment Division.