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The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County, in conjunction with the Preservation Society of Newport County, will present two FREE informational seminars geared toward members and practicing artists in Newport County.

Both seminars will take place at the Preservation Society’s office, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport.

1 – Trademarks & Copyrights for Artists

Tuesday, November 17, 9-10am

Intellectual property rights give musicians and artists control over their artistic works (music, sculptures, photographs, etc.) as well as their name and brand. Copyright laws protect creative works, whereas trademark laws govern the naming rights and goodwill in the brand.

• Trademark & Copyright Attorney, Cheryl Clarkin, Esq. of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC
• Award-winning Graphic Designer & Brand Specialist Tom Roskelly of Roskelly Inc.

Presented by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County & The Preservation Society of Newport County.

2 – E-Marketing Essentials for Artists

Tuesday, December 8, 3:30-5pm

In this day and age, electronic marketing is vital when it comes to generating more business. What’s the best way to get the word out without spending a year’s worth of profits? Join us for this presentation with tips from the experts. Learn how to make the best use of the world wide web.

• Meredith Nordhem, Marketing Manager,Newport Film
• Jennifer Sunderland, Executive Director, Four Corner Arts Center

Presented by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County & The Preservation Society of Newport County.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Email to signup.

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.