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 January 27, 2022

#22004 [Contract Review]

Client is an author in rural Colorado. Client received an option contract from a producer requesting the dramatic rights to her self-published historical fiction novel. Client is seeking legal assistance to review and negotiate this contract.

 

#21082 [Contract and Policy Drafting] 

Client is a nonprofit community arts council. Client is developing a new program to provide economically underprivileged youth in their area with free or highly discounted private music lessons. Client is seeking legal assistance to draft a Release and Waiver of Liability Form; Nondiscrimination/ Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure; and a Background Check procedure for this new program.

 

#21083 [Deed of Gift] 

Client is a photographer. Client has a collection of his own photographs, slides and negatives that pertain to his research and documentation on the emotional wounds of war. His collection also includes a variety of other materials, such as journals, memorabilia, personal objects and more. The Special Collections and Archives department of a university has verbally agreed to accept this collection and has presented the Client with a Deed of Gift. Client is seeking legal assistance to evaluate and negotiate this gift.
*This client’s income exceeds CAFTA’s threshold for pro bono assistance.

 

#21078 [Nonprofit Formation] 
Client is a grassroots organization providing resources and activism for diversity, equity, inclusion and access in the theater community. Client has been operating under a fiscal sponsor. Client is seeking legal assistance to file for their own 501(c)(3) status.

 

 #21073 [Contract Drafting]
Client is a nonprofit organization that facilitates traveling art exhibition for other nonprofit organizations. The organization is led by a disabled visual artist. Through the organization, this artist would like to offer an artist mentorship experience. Client is seeking legal assistance to draft an agreement between the organization and prospective mentees.

 

#21071 [Dispute Resolution] 
Client creates one-of-a-kind fused glass countertops. Client received a rush order from a homebuilder who asked her to install a temporary piece that was cracked in order to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. Client and the builder agreed that client would replace the defective piece once they passed inspection for their certificate. The builder has now refused to allow client to replace the piece, has demanded a full refund, and has threatened to sue the client. Client is seeking legal assistance to resolve this dispute.

 

#21065 [Nonprofit Counsel] 
Client is a 501c3 public charity that operates a state-certified Creative District. Client may receive a significant grant later this year. If these funds are granted, the Client is concerned that it will impact their status as a public charity and perhaps cause them to become a private foundation. Client is seeking legal advice on the potential implications of this funding and how to be prepared for it.

 

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