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Artists can improve their business practices with MOCA-hosted seminar

Published March 14, 2013 2:56 pm

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Utah Lawyers for the Arts (ULA) and Dance Theatre Coalition (DTC), in partnership with Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), will present a one-day seminar to help artists improve their business practices on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UMOCA (20. S. West Temple).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

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