Freebie Friday: Interview with Cinnamon Stephens

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You know what day it is!

Today’s freebie is an interview we did with Cinnamon Stephens, an attorney and arts advocate, whose 20-year career in working with artists legal issues provides us with a bounty of advice and resources. She imparts some tips on the mysterious, and sometimes daunting world of Art Law, including, the importance of contracts, copyrights, having or starting a relationship with a lawyer, as well as low budget ways to get legal resources.

She stresses that as an emerging artist, of any discipline, it’s always worth the investment to make sure you are set up legally and that you protect your work.

Here are some Resources and Links from our enlightening conversation.

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If you find this helpful or interesting, we have more interviews and other content on, where you can enroll in our online course, Artist Resources and Tools, or better known as ART School. Or, if you are specifically interested in learning about creating your best portfolio and application, we made a short program called Great Applications. Check it out!

What’s happening at Starry Night?

We are so glad you asked! Our team is welcoming residents for the summer session at the Starry Night Residency. You can find out more about the program, and apply here.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs and resources, please reach out to us at or visit

Also, if you are not a member already, please join the ongoing conversation in our Starry Night Artists group.

What questions do you have that involve Art Law, let us know in the comments below.

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