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Two Free Workshops on Legal Issues

Friday, September 19, 7:30 to 9:00 PM - For Videographers and Photographers

Saturday, September 20, 1:30 to 3:00 PM - For Visual Artists and Artisans

Culture PEI is delighted to offer two free workshops on legal issues for PEI Cultural Professionals. The first workshop on September 19 is targeted to the particular needs of Videographers and Photographers. The second on September 20 is for Visual Artists and Artisans and will focus primarily on copyright. The workshops will be presented by Noémi Westergard and Alayna Kolodziechuk from the Artists' Legal Information Society.

Artists' Legal Information Society

Artists' Legal Information Society (ALIS) is a not-for-profit organization which provides free legal information to artists in Atlantic Canada. ALIS is run by a Board of Directors of lawyers and law students. ALIS supports artists in their roles as entrepreneurs by providing legal education on how to both protect and promote their creative works.

Noémi Westergard

After spending several years working in the film industry, Noémi Westergard went to law school and became a lawyer. She joined the ALIS board of directors in August 2011 and has been an active member since. She volunteers with the Halifax Refugee Clinic as volunteer legal counsel. She is on the board of Directors of Heat Theatre, a new theatre company in Halifax. When she's not working, you'll find her backpacking through South America, or hanging out in her vegetable garden.

Alayna Kolodziechuk

Alayna Kolodziechuk is a corporate and commercial lawyer at Patterson Law with interests in Charities Law, Cooperative Law, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Alayna is not only a long-standing supporter of the arts, but has been working in the theatre industry for more than ten years as a writer, director, producer, and actor. She is most well known in Halifax for her productions of The Men Who Killed Me and The March by Badac Theatre. Access to justice is very important to Alayna and she is committed to providing legal services to support the rights of artists.

You can find out more about the Artists' Legal Information Society at

Intellectual Property Law for Videographers and Photographers

Friday, September 19

7:00 - 8:30 PM

PEI Crafts Council Pop-Up, Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown

This workshop is to help videographers and photographers understand their rights with respect to intellectual property. It will cover copyright, assignment of rights, privacy and releases.

Copyright for Artists and Artisans

Saturday, September 20

1:30 - 3:00

PEI Crafts Council Pop-Up, Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown

This is an open session for all artists and artisans. It will focus primarily on recent changes to copyright legislation and how they impact your work.



For more information on the workshops or to let us know you're coming, please contact

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