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Licensing, Legal and Financial Assistance




License your art 
An art licensing tutorial for emerging artists, includes links to agencies that are accepting submissions. 
Global Licensing Information

Porterfields Fine Art 

Art Licensing Blog 


Licensing Basics



Legal & Financial Assistance:


Provides business services to artists and publishes Do-It-Yourself Quick-Fix Tax Kits, a series of tax and business guides designed for self-employed visual artists.

Copyright Help

The Estate Project 

Although the information was originally designed to assist artists with AIDS, all artists interested in estate planning will find this site helpful.

Find Legal Help  Lists resources in the U.S. by state.  Includes free services for low income individuals.

Law site with easy to understand answers to legal questions. It is free to post a question in the forum.

Submit a question to this forum and if it is accepted, an attorney will post an answer for free.  
Information to help people find free legal services in their area, learn about their legal rights, and find social service agencies, courts and other information.

Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts  
Over 40 articles on various law topics designed to help artists protect their rights before problems arise.

Pro Bono Partnership  
Provides nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York with free, expert business legal advice.


World Law Direct 

Tax Tips 

Strategies, links, and other useful information for artists, craftspeople, and small business owners.







Resources to help you find health care providers, low cost insurance, and other health related information.

A health insurance resource for artists, people in the entertainment industry, and other low income or uninsured workers.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund 

Fractured Atlas 
A non-profit organization that provides health insurance options to its members.

Freelancers Union  
A non-profit organization that represents independent workers though advocacy, service and information.

Graphic Artists Guild 

Find federally-funded health centers that offer health care to the uninsured. Pay what you can afford based on income.

HHS: Health-Related Resources 




Connecticut Dental Association   

Dental schools often offer services at a reduced rate. The CDA can provide information about local dental school clinics and dental assistance programs, and help you find a dentist in your area.

NIDCR: Finding Dental Care 
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers a list of local dental schools and federally funded community health centers.  A fact sheet for finding low cost dental care, information about clinical trials, Medicare and Medicaid services is also available.





Americans for the Arts 
The nationís leading nonprofit for advancing the arts in the U.S. Provides advocacy, public policy and research information.


Arts Edge  
Arts education research and program information


Connecticut Arts Alliance 
Statewide advocacy organization.



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