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Interested in what Obamacare means for you?

fracturedatlasFractured Atlas created a blog post about the recent changes in Health Benefits.  Check out their blog to read through flow chart called, “Obamacare and You: What’s an Exchange”

http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/blog/2013/08/15/obamacare-and-you-whats-an-exchange/

This article was writted by Jean Ann Douglass, who is the Program Director for Insurance at Fractured Atlas. Since joining the Fractured Atlas team in 2011, she has helped thousands of artists and organizations navigate their way to affordable property, casualty, and health insurance, and is striving to demystify the insurance process for the artistic community.…

Is Appropriation Theft?

KaySmith_zinnia-300x201Check out this article from Glasstire (a Texas-based Visual Art blog) about Kay Smith, an artist who found her paintings appropriated on T.J. Maxx pillows.

Artists Who Steal Art: When is Appropriation Simply Theft? 

by PAULA NEWTON

Kay Smith, an artist from Big Springs, Texas, was having a down day when she decided to cheer herself up by visiting the new T.J.Maxx in Midland. Perusing the decorative pillows, she found a zinnia floral pattern that looked freakishly familiar. It was slightly cropped, but it was definitely her work.…

KCVLAA – Ask a Lawyer – July 13

KCVLAASaturday, July 13, 2013

Ask the Experts – One on One with an Attorney

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED

UMKC School of Law Solo & Small Firm Incubator, 4743 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110

The lawyer is in! Make an appointment to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your arts-related legal issue for thirty minutes. Attorneys can assist with general questions related to contracts, copyrights, business formation, employment issues, and more. You must make an appointment to attend!…

Check out Eleanor Whitney’s new book, Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job!

Grow CoverGrow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job! is a practical field guide for creative people with great ideas for independent projects that shows the way to success and sustainability on one’s own terms. Whether their projects are based in independent publishing, music, food, art, craft, activism or community work, Grow enables readers to clarify their project vision, get organized, set goals, create a plan, raise funds for, market, and manage their do-it-yourself project.…

KCVLAA – Ask the Experts – One on One with an Attorney

KCVLAASat, April 13, 2013

9:00AM to 1:00PM

UMKC School of Law Solo & Small Firm Incubator
4743 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110

The lawyer is in!  Make an appointment to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your arts-related legal issue for thirty minutes.  Attorneys can assist with general questions related to contracts, copyrights, business formation, employment issues, and more.  You must make an appointment to attend!  For more information and to make an appointment follow this link: http://kcvlaa.givezooks.com/events/ask-the-experts-one-on-one-with-a-lawyer-4-13-2013

KCVLAA: Non-Profit Formation Workshop

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Non-Profit Formation Workshop – With the Kansas City Artists Coalition

6 – 8 p.m.

201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64105

This workshop is for artists and arts groups who want to form non-profit organizations, and who have worked through the KCVLAA’s non-profit formation workbook. In this workshop, you’ll learn the filing, reporting and administrative requirements for arts non-profits, as well as strategies for preparing an effective Form 1023. Don’t have a KCVLAA Non-Profit Formation Workbook yet? Email info@kcvlaa.org and ask for one.…

KCVLAA One-on-One with an Attorney

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Ask the Experts – One on One with an Attorney

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED
UMKC School of Law Solo & Small Firm Incubator, 4743 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110
The lawyer is in! Make an appointment to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your arts-related legal issue for thirty minutes. Attorneys can assist with general questions related to contracts, copyrights, business formation, employment issues, and more. You must make an appointment to attend!…

Ask the Experts – One on One with an Attorney

Saturday, January 12, 2013 : 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED

 

UMKC School of Law Solo & Small Firm Incubator, 4743 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110

 

The lawyer is in! Make an appointment to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your arts-related legal issue for thirty minutes. Attorneys can assist with general questions related to contracts, copyrights, business formation, employment issues, and more. You must make an appointment to attend! You must register and make an appointment.…

KCVLAA: Accounting for the Non-Accountant: December 6

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Accounting for Non-Accountants – Small Business Taxation & Sales Tax
If you plan to make your art a business (even if you sell artwork through a gallery), tax issues surround everything you do. In this seminar, you’ll learn the basics requirements for reporting sales tax in Kansas & Missouri, and learn some basics for reporting the income from your arts business to taxing authorities. So many artists and arts organizations get themselves into trouble because they do not know how to take care of their bookkeeping needs on their own and are afraid that they cannot afford professional help.

Ask the Experts – One on One with an Attorney

Ask the Experts – One on One with an Attorney

Saturday, July 14, 2012 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED

UMKC School of Law Solo & Small Firm Incubator, 4743 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110

The lawyer is in! Make an appointment to sit down with a lawyer and discuss your arts-related legal issue for thirty minutes. Attorneys can assist with general questions related to contracts, copyrights, business formation, employment issues, and more. You must make an appointment to attend!…

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