Here is the list of arts-related pro bono opportunities that are currently seeking a referral through Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA). Thanks for your interest in providing legal assistance to support Colorado’s artists, performers, cultural organizations and creative businesses.

If you are interested in taking on one of the CAFTA matters below, please contact and reference the case # in the subject line.

Available CAFTA Matters

Updated May 19, 2023 

#23032 [Real Estate] 

Client is a 501c3 nonprofit dance performance and education organization. Client is seeking legal assistance regarding terms of their current studio lease. Client signed a lease last year but their move-in was delayed due to construction. Client believes they may still be owed a few months of free rent as a result of the move-in process. Client is seeking an attorney to review their lease and amendments to confirm if they have depleted all of the free months.


#23036 [Nonprofit Employment] 

Client is a 501c3 nonprofit that promotes and produces public art murals. Client is seeking legal assistance on if and how the organization can contract with current board members to paint murals, as well as other best practices for working with contract mural artists.


#21036 [Expungement] 

Client is a glass artist and formerly incarcerated individual currently living in Colorado. Client is looking for legal assistance to file civil expungement paperwork in St. Louis so that he can work as an artist in Colorado. Client is seeking attorney assistance to review the paperwork before he submits it.


#23002 [Music Contract Breach] 

Client is a musician. Client signed a contract with a record label last year to distribute a remix of her original song on vinyl and digitally. Client is seeking legal assistance because she believes there may be several breaches to this agreement. Client has not received sales sheets or payment. Client also believes the label released the song digitally before it was supposed to be officially available.


#23030 [Contract Drafting] 

Client is a visual artist. Client has been approached by a book publisher to illustrate a children’s storybook. Client is seeking legal assistance to draft the contract for this illustration commission between the Client and the book publisher.


#23014 [Music Copyrights] 

Client is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that arranges and performs rock/pop music with a 50-person orchestra. Client is seeking legal assistance to obtain permissions to make their arrangements of these rock/pop songs. Client currently produces two shows a year, each with about 15-17 songs. Client has already arranged approximately 40 songs for the orchestra in the past year.


#23009 [Employment & Termination Issue] 

Client is a theatre producer and artistic director. Client is seeking legal assistance with a claim of wrongful termination. Client was hired by a Colorado arts organization in July 2021 and moved to Colorado to take that position. When the former executive director who hired her left that organization, her treatment at the organization shifted. In December 2022, she was let go from her position. The organization did not provide a reason for the termination and has not provided any severance. Client believes she may be due severance or a settlement due to her treatment, termination and being originally lured to Colorado from out of state for this position.
*Client’s household income exceeds CAFTA’s threshold for pro bono eligibility. In March 2023, client moved to Minnesota to take a new job, but still requires an attorney practicing in Colorado to resolve this matter.


Check out CAFTA’s Description of Pro Bono Services to learn more about the referral process and expectations for volunteer attorneys.