Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal and accounting assistance to qualifying artists and arts organizations from all creative disciplines. The ArtSmarts program provides seminars in arts law to help artists avoid common pitfalls in their professional arts careers.

About

KCVLAA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal and accounting assistance to qualifying artists and arts organizations from all creative disciplines. Programs and services include:

 

ArtSmarts

ArtSmarts is an ongoing series of workshops focused on helping artists, arts organizations and creative businesses learn how to better navigate potential legal issues. KCVLAA services enable arts clients to get their organizational “house in order” so that they can more effectively create and present their art.  See the ArtSmarts Calendar for upcoming workshops.

 

Formation Assistance

Many new arts related business think that a nonprofit corporation is the best business entity for them. Often, this is not the case. Let KCVLAA provide you with a nonprofit workbook and worksheets to review. After that, attend a nonprofit formation workshop. If forming a nonprofit is still right for you, KCVLAA can help you get started. Contact the organization for a nonprofit workbook and worksheets.

 

Pro Bono Legal & Accounting

If you or your organization meets KCVLAA financial qualifications, the organization will refer your arts-related case on to a qualified accountant or attorney.  Apply now.

 

Referrals

 

If you do not meet the financial criteria for free services, you can get a list of volunteers who specialize in arts-related areas of the law.  Contact KCVLAA for a list.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Lease Review

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Tax Services

  • Tax Preparation Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
Contact Information
Danielle Merrick
Address
P.O. Box 413199
Kansas City, MO 64141