Arts and Law Conference - The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

Co-hosted by Visiting Arts,
23 August 2017, Scotland

Returning for a second year, Visiting Arts and Anderson Strathern bring together professionals from the arts and legal sectors for a lively and informative event during the Edinburgh Festivals, addressing the legal implications of international work and collaboration, intellectual property, and the digital landscape.

For 2017 we explore the theme of festivals and discuss how to create the perfect balance of an inspiring and memorable programme with the right measures in place to support the smooth running for both organisers and participants.

Meet and connect with professionals in both fields, and have the opportunity to ask any burning legal questions you have on the topic!


9.30 Welcome introduction

9.40 Preparation and Promotion - Fiona Killen, Parliament & Public Law, Anderson Strathern

10.00 Employment Status: Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors - Barry Nichol, Employment, Discrimination & Equality/Education, Anderson Strathern

10.20 Break

10.40 The Fringe Society: Open Access and Freedom of Expression - Lyndsey Jackson, Head of Operations, Fringe Society

11.00 Sonica Festival - Cathie Boyd, Artistic Director and Founder, Cryptic & Claire Moran, Producer, Cryptic

11.20 Panel open discussion with audience questions

Stay for networking with drinks and nibbles after the event.


About our sponsors

Anderson Strathern provides a complete range of specialist legal services delivered by highly skilled professionals. Their aim is to help their clients realise their ambitions. The firm’s approach is fuelled by passionate commitment, progressive thinking, and a belief in placing client priorities at the heart of their work. Anderson Strathern is trusted and chosen by private individuals, companies, government departments, education establishments, public sector bodies and commercial decision makers of many different kinds. The Arts is a core part of the firm’s Creative & Future Industries Sector group.

Anderson Strathern’s approach and ethos is also shaped by the ambitions of their own people. The firm’s exceptional and supportive working environment is reflected by its Investors in People Gold and Investors in Young People Gold ratings.

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