Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

Creative Entrepreneurship Series

Join AHCMC for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts' Creative Entrepreneurship series in Montgomery County! This program is just the ticket for working artists/scholars who need to know how to start and run a successful arts-business as well as established arts managers looking to brush up on best practices and industry standards.

For a limited time, receive a discounted WALA membership and FREE ACCESS to the entire series through AHCMC! Details below.

Hosted over six weeks at VisArts in Rockville, the series offers:

  1. Business Entity Formation, Feb 15, 7pm - 9pm
  2. Copyright/Trademark Protection and Use, Feb 22, 7pm - 9pm
  3. Contracts and Licensing, March 1, 7pm - 9pm
  4. Negotiation Strategies, March 8, 7pm - 9pm
  5. Grants and Leases, March 15, 7pm - 9pm
  6. Tax Strategies, March 22, 7pm - 9pm

Whether you’re an individual artist filing taxes independently, a private limited liability company (LLC), or a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, this 6-part series will help answer many of your critical business questions, provide you with the information and resources that you need, and offer you the opportunity to ask WALA's attorneys your burning entrepreneurial questions.

This series is highly recommended for both novice entrepreneurs just starting out and established arts managers looking to brush up on best practices and industry standards. While attending all of the workshops is encouraged, it is not required; you may choose to attend only the workshops that work best for you and your business.


Brought to you by a collaboration of The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA), each of the workshops is FREE FOR WALA MEMBERS or $20 per workshop for the general public. Individuals can register for a WALA membership through AHCMC for only $30 and organizations can register for only $100! Organizational membership extends member benefits (including free workshop registration) to all staff members and board members.

If you're not a WALA Member and would like to join, CLICK HERE* to get your discount membership through AHCMC! (instructions for discount below)

*Once at the WALA website, select "Other_____" and type in the discounted annual membership amount that applies to you.  $15 for Students (normally $20), $30 for Individual Artists and Scholars (normally $40), and $100 for Organizations (normally $150). If you use the pre-selected amounts, the discount will not be applied.


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