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Our Mission

Center for Art Law is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that offers educational resources
and programming for the advancement of a vibrant arts and law community.

Created in 2009 as an online resource, the Center evolved into a go-to leader in the field that provides learning opportunities to a worldwide community. Today, the Center is the only independent art law entity in the United States dedicated to writing, gathering, and sharing law and visual arts information for the benefit of artists, students, lawyers, academics, and many more.

What we do

From its offices in DUMBO, Brooklyn and Zürich, Switzerland, the Center offers research and education in the field of art law.

Website

Our main outreach is through our website where we publish articles, provide insights, and aggregate art law resources, including law firms, educational courses, books, films, artists’ assistance, and bar associations. Our Case Law Corner provides summaries of recent and ongoing art law litigation. Since 2009, we have published over 1,000 articles and dozens of resource pages that have become a repository of information. Become a Member for full access to our resources.

Newsletter

Our monthly electronic newsletter, the “Art Law Blast”, is an engaging rundown of upcoming events, legal cases, recent news, publications, exhibitions, and more. Subscribe now or read the archives.

Events

The Center organizes virtual and in-person conferences, lectures, workshops, screenings, and studio tours. We work closely with law schools, student societies, law firms, arts organizations, and bar associations to plan events and to offer networking opportunities. Our Art & Law Auctions also provide exposure to artists in our community. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Programs

Throughout the year, we work closely with law schools, bar associations, law firms, galleries, and other nonprofits, and we participate in discussions about proposed legislation, such as the merits of instituting a federal resale royalty right in the United States and diversity in arts-related organizations.

Internship and mentorship program

since 2013

Art & Law Workshops
for visual artists

since May 2019

Visual Artists’ Immigration
Clinic

since January 2020

Art Law Lunch Talks
including "Some Like it Digital" Series

since July 2020

Artist Legacy and Estate
Planning Clinic

since Summer 2021

Artist-Dealer Relations
Clinic

since Spring 2022

How to get involved

Become a Member

for unlimited access to articles, case summaries,
and discounted events.

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Apply for an Internship or Fellowship

to join our team and experience the art law field
as one of the insiders

to join our team and experience the art law…

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Become a Corporate Sponsor

to support the work of the Center

to support the work of the Center

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Sign-up for the Newsletter

to read engaging and timely news on everything
that is art law

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Attend our Events

to learn and to review the various aspects of the
ever-growing and expanding field

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Donate

to make sure we can do it again and better

to make sure we can do it again and…

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We welcome all friends and fans of art law disciplines. Your participation and feedback allow as to continue improving our efforts and offerings.

Irina Tarsis, Esq.

Founding Director
Center for Art Law

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