Progressive Law Interviews VLPA Director Casey Summar writer Tami Kamin Meyer sat down with Executive Director, Casey Summar, to get the scoop on the legal and educational services offered by ABC’s Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts Program. The article also features leaders from our sister VLAs in Cleveland and Colorado. Click the link below to learn more about the… Read more »

The October Issue of Nashville Arts Magazine is Here!

Be sure to check out this month’s Arts & Business Council column exploring the fair use doctrine! Author Suzanne Kessler, Of Counsel at Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, discusses artists’ use of pre-existing, copyrighted materials owned by third parties in context of the fair use doctrine. Be on the lookout for future… Read more »

Americana CLE Materials!

For all Americana CLE Symposium attendees, please find supplemental materials for our panels in the Google Drive at the following link: Please email if you have questions or trouble with the link. Thank you for attending! We hope to see you around the conference 🙂

Don’t miss Americana Entertainment Law CLE Symposium next week!

Don’t miss 12 hours of CLE plus a full conference registration for only $225 using ABC’s discount code! We are proud to partner with the Americana Music Association to offer 12 hours of CLE-approved entertainment law panels from some of the nations’s leading subject-matter experts. Topics will include Music Licensing in Today’s World, The New Crowdfunding Laws for… Read more »

$7,500 Awarded to Artists before Sell-out Crowd at the Periscope Pitch!

Painter, sculptress and author chosen by notable Nashville judges and crowd voting for top honors at the Periscope Pitch On Tuesday night, we named the winners of its 3rd annual Periscope Pitch Event at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in front of a sold out crowd and awarded $7,500 in cash prizes. After six weeks of intensive… Read more »

Join us for the Periscope Pitch!

Tuesday, September 6 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Nashville Entrepreneur Center Our talented artist entrepreneurs will put their training to the test when they take the stage in September to pitch their arts businesses to the community at this capstone event for the Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training program. Throughout the evening, Periscope artists will share… Read more »

Need a new board member for your arts nonprofit? Apply to Arts Board Matching!

Arts Board Matching equips business participants for board service and success in the arts. The program consists of 4 half-day workshops that equip business professionals to serve on arts nonprofit boards. Each session wraps with a tour of a Nashville arts institution, and the program culminates in a speed-dating style match event where class members… Read more »

Applications Open for Arts Board Matching! Due Aug. 15th

Interested in serving on the board of an arts nonprofit, but not sure where to start? Arts Board Matching may be just the ticket! Arts Board Matching promotes dynamic leadership in the arts community by helping business leaders cultivate the skills needed to be effective, engaged board members and making matches between vibrant business professionals… Read more »