Success Strategies for the Artist

Success Strategies for the Professional Artist in the Digital Age

Professional Artists

by the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, and sponsored by Frost Brown Todd

Wed., Nov. 6, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
NKU College of Informatics, Griffin Hall, Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY (Greater Cincinnati)
3.0 general hours to be applied for in KY, OH & IN

Register online now!  General Public: $145; Alumni: $125; Artists (no CLE): $25; Academics & Students: no charge

Program Description

Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” For many in the creative arts, these words are both motivating and largely empty. In an age dominated by social media and digital distribution, creative artists are required to navigate self-promotion, online contracting, sophisticated financing and a host of challenges that pull the artist away from the creative process and into the fast-paced world of digital commerce.

“Success Strategies for the Professional Artist in the Digital Age” helps lawyers and their creative artist clients understand the modern business practices for digital exploitation of their work. The topics will include a range of business and legal practices such as:

  • Crowdsourcing for resources and distribution
  • Crowdfunding through gifts and pre-sales
  • Crowdfunding through capital investment and financing
  • Strategies for legal investor financing of creative projects beyond Kickstarter
  • Rights acquisition agreements
  • Music licensing for film and video games
  • Fair use and transformative works
  • Mash-ups, composites and derivative works
  • Do-it-yourself distribution through social media
  • Gallery and venue agreements, including online galleries
  • Insurance coverage
  • Stock photography agencies
  • Understanding licenses from iTunes, Amazon and others
  • Trends to watch

Panels of expert attorneys will discuss these and many audience questions on how best to maintain one’s profession in a world of easy access to online content and a rapidly changing economic model of media distribution. The three panels will feature robust conversations among the panelists and Q&A with the audience. Register online now!

Pablo Picasso's Three Muscians


4:30 p.m.    Welcome

Jon M. Garon, director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute

4:40 p.m.    Legal and Business Strategies for Local Film Production

Todd H. Bailey, of counsel with Frost Brown Todd

Dennis Greene, professor of law, University of Dayton

Chris Strobel, professor, NKU College of Informatics

5:40 p.m.    Exhibiting, Licensing, Publishing and Promoting

Jon M. Garon, director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute

Stephen E. Gillen ’80, partner, Wood Herron & Evans, LLP

Jennifer Kreder, professor of law, NKU Chase College of Law

Jill P. Meyer ’96, memb

er-in-charge of the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd

6:45 p.m.    Intermission

7:00 p.m.    Crowdfunding and Project Financing: Getting the Professional Paid

Chris Gulinello, professor of law, NKU Chase College of Law

Thomas E. Rutledge, member, Stoll Keenon Ogden

Barbara Wagner, assistant professor of law, NKU Chase College of Law

8:00 p.m.    Reception

Pablo Picasso's Three Musicians

More about Chase College of Law and Art Law

“The art law field involves not only litigation but it also involves international law; it can touch upon copyright, trademark.  It can involve issues dealing with Native American tribes, protection of endangered species.  So the range of interest impacted by art law is tremendous.  And my particular specialty … I focus on history.”

Jennifer Kreder
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Thank you to our generous Institute sponsor, Frost Brown Todd. Sponsors play an essential role in building the program. Our continued growth will only be assured through the generosity of our sponsors.

Frost Brown Todd

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