Cleveland Public Library is offering free workshops for creative artists in music, publishing, TV & film, digital media and the visual arts. This series of ten workshops provides artists with a better understanding of the legal and business aspects of five creative disciplines and empowers them to monetize their art. This program is being coordinated by Leah Lewis, of Three Butterflies Entertainment, LLC.
June 2: Business & Legal Affairs- Katie Steiner, Esq.
June 9: Creator- Steven Day, Esq.
June 16: Business & Legal Affairs- Kim Sadler
June 23: Creator-
June 30: “Reality Is Her Canvas: Opportunities and Liabilities in the Digital Arts”
With an an unprecedented array of expressive technologies at their disposal, digital artists have never been freer to shatter the line between fantasy and reality as they bring their imaginations to life. But with great power comes great liability. Art should provoke, but not lawsuits, and digital mediums present unique concerns about ownership and censorship. First Amendment Lawyer Patrick Kabat will discuss the use of digital raw materials, appropriation art, and digital manipulation. It is intended that digital artists will leave better-informed to avoid costly disputes, and also to stand firm on their expressive freedoms.
July 7: Creator- Prof. Jared Bendis
TV & FILM
July 14: Business & Legal Affairs- Janell Coles-English, Esq.
July 21: Creator- Ricky Volante, Esq.
July 28: Business & Legal Affairs- Anna Kelberg Kim, Esq. & Andrea Liguore, Esq.
August 4: “Artist Development in the Music Business”
Professor John Latimer helps prepare music artists for their career launch. In the music business, many artists will face two types of development in their careers–Artist Development, or the pre-release creating, planning and preparing, and Product Development, or the implementing and producing. Learn how art is no less important than commerce for today’s developing musician.