Utah Lawyers for the Arts

Contact: Sarina Ehrgott | sarina.ehrgott@utahmoca.org | 801.328.4201
www.utahmoca.org | 20 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Tuesday – Thursday and Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM | Friday 11 AM – 9 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 13, 2013

 

Utah Lawyers for the Arts, Dance Theatre Coalition, and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Present a Business Workshop for Artists.

Salt Lake City – Utah Lawyers for the Arts (ULA) and Dance Theatre Coalition (DTC) in partnership with Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) present a one-day intensive seminar to help artists improve their business practices on Saturday, April 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at UMOCA.

The career development workshop is designed to help artists learn more about how to run their business and how to use laws to protect their rights. The day will be divided into three parts: 1) the ins and outs of contract negotiation. This session is aimed to give artists a better understanding of standard contractual terms and how to protect themselves and their work. 2) Break down the professional writing process. This session will teach artists how to use professional writing skills to promote themselves and their work and 3) editing help for those craving feedback from a knowledgeable outside eye. This session is created to give artists hands-on practice to improve their writing skills.

Artists working in all disciplines of visual, performing, media, and literary arts are welcome. Participants can attend the full-day program or choose to attend any single session.

Heather Sneddon, the workshop presenter, is a shareholder at Anderson & Karrenberg and has years of experience in the art-related area. She serves on the Boards of Trustees for the ULA and the Board of Directors for the DTC. Sneddon has expanded her law practice to include local and national artists, having represented individuals involved in installations and performances at the University of Utah and The Leonardo.

“We are very pleased to partner with Utah Lawyers and the Arts and Dance Theatre Coalition to offer such a rare and important program,” says Sarina Ehrgott, Marketing Director at UMOCA. “UMOCA is always looking for ways to reach out to our local talent and grow their careers.”

For registration and more details, please visit www.dancetheatrecoalition.org/Career_Development.html

About UMOCA

The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; a $5 donation is appreciated. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org