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Forming a Non Profit VLA Class

July 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

The Roxbury Arts Group has partnered with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to sign up interested artists and organizations to their workshop Forming a Non Profit at no cost to Delaware County residents. Sign ups for this class must be completed before June 1st.

Workshops will be held via Zoom on June 15th from 2:00pm-4:30pm or July 18th from 2:00pm-4:30pm. If an attendee is interested in taking part and needs assistance in accessing this class contact Samantha Nick at community@roxburyartsgroup.org.

Registration for this class is funded by the Delaware County Arts Grant is for Delaware County artists and organizations only and students will be expected to provide proof of part or full time residency in order to sign up for the class. Artists must sign up below and not directly through VLA. Once accepted artist will be sent a coupon code to receive 100% off the class.

Location: Zoom Webinar

This workshop provides valuable information about forming an arts-related non-profit organization!

In addition to learning about what a non-profit is, learn how and why to form one, as well as the legal, ethical, and financial obligations associated with this type of organization. This program is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start or learn more about running a non-profit organization. This workshop is also helpful for those trying to figure out whether this type of organization is right for them.

Topics Covered:
State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying.

This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific to non-profit tax-exempt organizations; insurance; and employment issues. The Fiscal Sponsorship model will be addressed as an alternative to forming a non-profit organization.

This class will be taught by Amy A. Lehman, Esq., VLA Director of Legal Services.

This opportunity is made possible with funds from the Delaware Country Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.

About the New York State Council on the Arts
NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York State an exceptional place to live, work and visit. The Council upholds the right of all New Yorkers to experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic development, and quality of life. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, NYSCA is awarding record funding in Fiscal Year 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts.

NYSCA further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit http://www.arts.ny.gov, and follow NYSCA’s Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.

Free with sign up
5025 Vega Mountain Road
Roxbury, NY 12474 United States