Understanding Contracts and Legal Issues for Public Art

One element that distinguishes the field of public art from other artistic endeavors is the amount and complexity of the agreements involved in a robust public art practice. This webinar uses a hypothetical public art commission to discuss and explore the various legal questions that a public artists might encounter over a career. We introduce topics that include copyright, VARA, vendor agreements, warranty and liability issues, incorporation, and photographer agreements. This webinar is a discussion between Jessica Fjeld, Contracts Manager at WGBH, and Jim Grace, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.