LCA Stands in Solidarity
We at Lawyers for the Creative Arts stand with the individuals and organizations expressing their communal revulsion over the tragedy in Minneapolis. We join them in seeking ways to replace the systemic racism that led to the death of George Floyd, and of others in similar circumstances, with the rule of equal justice under law.
The arts and other non-profit groups have identified resources for those desiring to assist individuals on the frontlines of protest and to advocate for change. We’ve collected several of those resource listings below.
The arts have a unique role in expressing the deepest human feelings, including those arising from the crisis, protest, and societal trauma our country is now experiencing. The many murals and graffiti-style portraits of George Floyd that have emerged from the current protests are good examples*. LCA is proud to support all those in the arts in their too-often under-appreciated contributions to helping us get through difficult times and envision a better future.
Resources to Support and Advocate
*See: "...Street Artists Around the World Are Painting Murals to Memorialize George Floyd..."
Coronavirus Resources for the Arts Community
The economic effects of business closures are taking a harsh toll on the performing arts community. Lawyers for the Creative Arts is committed to helping the Illinois art community understand the legal issues arising from performance cancellations.
LCA's Brief Service Response Center gives individual artists and arts managers the ability to consult with an experienced attorney on COVID-19 related legal issues. The application form is short, and we will attempt to respond to you in a timely manner. We ask that you please be patient as we work through the requests.
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Coronavirus Resources List
Legal Referral Service
Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts—visual, music, dance, literary, digital media, arts education, and much more. We help individuals and organizations with business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks and many other legal areas.
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