St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts NEWS – January 22, 2016

ARTIST AS BOOKKEEPER Monday, February 1, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Accountant Eric Hansen will guide you through the tax maze and offer suggestions that could save you money and a lot of aggravation. As part of our Every Artist Insured campaign, you’ll also find out how the tax-related provisions in the Affordable Care Act will affect your 2015 and 2016 tax returns. CROWDFUNDING SCHOOL Monday, February 15, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Learn how to bring your creative idea to life. First, Jamey Stegmaier, president and founding partner, Stonemaier Games, and author of A Crowdfunders Strategy Guide: How I Kickstarted My Dream Company, will share helpful tips. Next, we’ll take a more detailed look at the anatomy of a successful campaign with Alvaro Aro (filmmaker), Eric Christensen (STL Up Late), Mike McCubbins (graphic novel author) and Susan Stang (photographer). Finally, Attorney Benjamin Siders, Lewis Rice, will discuss crowdfunding legal issues. COPYRIGHT CLINIC Monday, February 29, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Do you have pressing questions about copyright? Here’s your chance to learn the basics from Prof. Yvette Joy Liebesman, Saint Louis University School of Law. Then you’ll have an opportunity to spend 15 minutes talking to a volunteer lawyer. Consultations will be scheduled in person that evening and may not be available if you do not register in advance. Business Edge workshops are held in the Regional Arts Commission’s building, 6128 Delmar. Free parking behind the Pageant or in the MetroLink lot. Tuition: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Registration form. If you need a scholarship, please contact us.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) serves the arts community by making referrals to lawyers and accountants; mediating arts-related disputes; publishing concise how-to guides; sponsoring seminars and public forums; providing guest speakers; maintaining a content-rich website; collaborating on arts advocacy initiatives; and facilitating access to the national volunteer lawyers for the arts network. VLAA is supported by the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts 6128 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63112 314/863-6930; [email protected] www.vlaa.org