Legal Issues

Sometimes, what may seem like a small issue that’s easy to overlook can later become a large legal issue that puts a business and career at risk. These resources help artists be better prepared on the legal front while also offering some options when legal conflicts arise. Use the links above to view the various categories of legal issues.

Note: The resources on these pages are listed by priority, with top-rated items appearing first. For more information on the listings and how to submit recommendations for listings, please see the note at the end of Artists' Career Resources.

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Dealing with Post-Disaster Legal Issues

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When faced with a disaster situation, you may find yourself in need of a lawyer to answer questions and just generally have your back. Here are some guidelines to help you determine when you need to seek professional advice and if so, whom you should call.

Joan Mitchell Foundation’s CALL Resources for Artists - Estate Planning Guide

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| Joan Mitchell Foundation

CALL (Creating a Living Legacy) Resources includes an Estate Planning Workbook for Visual Artists. This guide is designed to be a practical tool for artists and/or their supporters to use when carefully assessing and identifying the unique estate planning needs and concerns specific to the visual arts. CALL Resources also includes a career documentation guide described elsewhere in these listings. CALL is an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation begun in 2007.