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 22, 2022

#22067 [Employment Issue] NEW and URGENT

Client is a 501c3 nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center offering adult and youth classes in theatre, music, dance and visual art, as well as youth performances. Client learned about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct between two contractors with the organization. The incident happened a few years ago and it did not happen on the Client’s property or during their programming. The Client would like to sever ties with the alleged perpetrator. Client is seeking legal assistance to negotiate this situation and ensure the alleged perpetrator is not able to engage with the organization as a participant or contractor in the future.

 

#22065 [Contract Negotiation] NEW

Client is a musician. Client has one album signed by a very small record label for the master and publishing rights. Client does not believe the record label is fulfilling its obligations stipulated in the contract and is overall dissatisfied with the relationship. Client is seeking legal assistance to review this contract and negotiate separating from the label, regaining her rights and promoting the album on her own.

 

#22054 [Non-Payment and Contract Review] NEW

Client is an LLC art services business that focuses on art installation and consulting. Client provided art services to some people and they are not paying. There was no written or signed contract. Client is seeking legal services to resolve this dispute and get paid for the services provided. In addition, Client has a positive, long-standing partnership with a municipality for art installation services. Client is also hoping an attorney can review that contract and explain some of the legal terms.
*Client’s household and business income exceeds CAFTA’s threshold for pro bono eligibility.

  

#22061 [Business Formation]NEW

Client are two queer and disabled artists that are starting a brand new performing arts company. While they have begun creating and showcasing work, they haven’t put anything in place to formalize the new business. Client is seeking legal guidance on the formation on their new performing arts business.
*Client’s household income exceeds CAFTA’s pro bono eligibility. It would be up to the Client and potential attorney to negotiate the arrangement. 

 

#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.

  

 

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