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.

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