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 CAFTA@cbca.org and reference the case # in the subject line.

Available CAFTA Matters

Updated September 15, 2021

#21053 [Entity Formation and Guidance] NEW

Client currently has a for-profit business for drumming and percussion lessons and workshops. Client would eventually like to create a culture center to grow their percussion program, and showcase Peruvian culture, dance, visual arts, and community events. Client is also in the process of securing commercial property to house their percussion school and eventually the culture center. Client is interested in turning a profit on their services, as well as making their services available on an equitable basis. Client is seeking assistance to understand what their options are to achieve their goals – setting up a non-profit, partnering with an existing organization. If they need to set up their own nonprofit, client is seeking assistance in structuring the nonprofit to align with their existing for-profit organization.

#21056 [Copyright Registration] NEW

Client is a Denver-based painter. Client has created paintings as well as greeting cards, which are a digital version of their paintings. Client is seeking assistance with copyrighting her work.

#21041 [Copyright Dispute] 

Client designed and fabricated a dining table. Last year, client was notified that another fabrication company based in Toronto, Canada began making an identical table and selling it on various sites. Client has been in contact with the fabrication company, but was unable to get them to stop producing and selling the table. Client received a referral from a colleague to a Seattle-based attorney who recommended the client file a DMCA claim to remove images of the table and to have the Client’s table copyrighted. The Client’s application for copyright registration was denied. After the Client filed a DMCA notice, they received a letter from the fabrication company that they would pursue a defamation of character claim if the Client continued to share about the issue publicly. Client is seeking legal assistance to have the fabrication company cease production of the table and remove all images of the design from their webpages.

#21047 [Nonprofit Formation Guidance] 
Client is an art collection for a now deceased artist. Client is looking to create an arts foundation to continue the legacy of the artist. Client is seeking assistance in understanding their options for creating and building a foundation and the legal considerations they need to make.

*This client’s income exceeds CAFTA’s threshold for pro bono assistance.

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