Planning Your Legacy: Legal Advice For Artists

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Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council says
While we all would probably prefer to avoid thinking about our death, death is inevitable. Consider what happened to the musical legacy created by Prince, one of music's most celebrated and savvy artists. It appears that Prince died without making arrangements to preserve and protect his musical legacy. Sadly this oversight adds to our loss as it could limit our future enjoyment of his musical genius.

Artists face unique legacy planning issues. Recognizing that your heirs may not understand your Art or the Art world, we want to make sure they can handle and protect your legacy of art work. Legacy planning is particularly important for visual artists but all artists will find this workshop valuable.

Local estate planning attorney, Jennifer Rose of the Julian Gray law firm, will explain the unique challenges facing artists in making plans for their creative property as well as provide suggestions you should consider when preparing a will and estate plan.

Please be aware that YOU WILL NOT COME AWAY FROM THIS WORKSHOP WITH A WILL but a better understanding of the things you can do. You will however get a copy of a workbook that you can use, along with your attorney, to begin to plan how to manage your artistic legacy. The workbook was created by the Boston chapter of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with funding from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

How can we help you fully participate?

GPAC is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation or service (i.e. ASL; Open Captioning; Audio Description; digital, large-print or Braille materials, etc.) to fully participate, please contact Maggie ( mnegrete@pittsburghartscouncil.org or 412-391-2060 x230) at least 2 weeks prior to the event. If an accommodation would be helpful and the lead time is less than two weeks, please let us know so we can make every effort to help you fully participate. To learn more, check out our Accessibility at GPAC page.

GPAC's offices and Big Room event space are wheelchair accessible including elevator service and accessible restrooms. GPAC also welcomes all visitors with assistance dogs.
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By: Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

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