Art can get messy.
The Artists’ Legal Outreach can help.
The Artists' Legal Outreach (ALO) is a non-profit society consisting of a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. The ALO offers resources, workshops, and clinics where artists can meet confidentially with an experienced lawyer. Every artistic discipline is welcome, all for the price of a donation.
The ALO began as a pilot project of the Alliance for Arts + Culture, called the Arts and Performers Legal Advice and Workshop Series (APLAWS). APLAWS was the creation of the late Burt Harris, a friend and colleague to many in the arts, who for many years tried to get a legal advice clinic for artists off the ground.
Visit artistslegaloutreach.ca for a calendar of ALO's upcoming clinics, toolkits, a database of legal information for artists and cultural workers, and to complete an intake form for receiving legal assistance.