Omaha Creative Institue Launches Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts-Nebraska Program
As part of Omaha Creative Institute’s (OCI) (omahacreativeinstitute.org) ongoing commitment to strengthening Omaha’s arts community, they are pleased to announce the launch of OCI’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts-Nebraska (VLA-NE), effective April 16.
VLAs are formal networks of lawyers with backgrounds in issues that affect artists directly that exist in major metropolitan areas across the country including New York City, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Denver, just to name a few. They come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but are commonly bound by an ethos of supporting working artists and creatives with access to pro-bono legal services.
A free service to anyone living in the state of Nebraska with an arts-related legal issue, OCI’s VLA-NE is the bridge between the creative community and lawyers dedicated to providing pro-bono legal assistance. Committed to equipping working artists with the tools they need to build more sustainable careers, OCI’s VLA-NE pairs qualifying applicants with a volunteer lawyer to aid in the resolution of their legal issue. OCI’s VLA-NE is also a platform for access to legal resources, publications, and public programs that address arts-related legal issues.
The Omaha Creative Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide artists with the training and opportunities they need to build an economically sustainable career in the arts. They do this by providing professional development, offering grants to individual artists, and connecting artists and patrons. For more information, visit omahacreativeinstitute.org or contact Andrew Saladino at (402) 982-4397 / Andrew@omahacreativeinstitute.org.