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Legal Basics for BIPOC and Native-Led Creative Businesses

Legal Basics for BIPOC and Native-Led Creative Businesses is a series of virtual workshops (on Zoom) presented by Anisha Murphy (Just Law LLC), Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts and Springboard for the Arts.

October 12, 2021 - Employment Law: Independent Contractors, Employees and Employers
November 16, 2021 - Intellectual Property Law: Protecting Your Property
December 14, 2021 - POSTPONED - Contracting Essentials
January 11, 2022 - Small Business Law: Forming Entities and Starting Your Business
February 8, 2022 - Real Estate Law: Landlord and Tenant Considerations
March 15, 2022 - Real Estate Law: Ownership and Diversity Ownership Models
April 12, 2022 - Cooperative Model for Long-term Economic Development. This workshop has been postponed. Please check this page again for details about rescheduling.

All workshops in this series are on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM Central Time.

These workshops are for artists and creative businesses led by individuals that identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) or Native. We use these terms to mean those who identify as: Black/African/African American, Afro Latino/a/x, Caribbean, Chicano/a/x, Mexican, Central American, South American, Middle Eastern/North African, Southeast Asian/Asian, Indigenous, American Indian, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan. We recognize that these descriptions and this language is ever-evolving and will always be inadequate. If this description resonates with you, we invite you to attend.

Registration: Free. To register, sign up through the form below. If you have questions, contact Andy Sturdevant at 651-294-0907 or

Online Platform: Zoom Meeting. Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance. This event can be attended for free using a cell phone or landline number and does not require videoconferencing equipment or an internet connection.

Breakout Rooms: Breakout rooms (smaller discussion groups that are separate from the main Zoom session) may be used during this event. Participation in breakout rooms is optional.
Recording: This session will not be recorded.
Captioning: This event will be captioned using AI generated live transcription.

Springboard Staff

Artist Resources Director