Art + Law: Telluride

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) and Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) are partnering with Telluride Arts to bring you a full day of legal and professional workshops for artists, creative professionals and cultural organizations. Engage in interactive presentations on contracts, copyrights and marketing to grow and sustain your arts business. In between, we’ll enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and networking with your regional creative community.


10:00 – 10:30 am Setting the Stage: Forming Your Creative Business

10:30 – 12:00 am Anatomy of a Contract

12:00 – 1:00 pm Catered lunch featuring “alpine flamenco” music from John Kirk Drogsvold

1:00 – 1:15 pm Info Session about CBCA, CAFTA and Partners

1:15 – 2:30 pm Protecting Your Creative Work: Copyright Basics

2:30 – 4:00 pm Leveraging Your Brand: Marketing for Artists

This event is hosted at the Telluride Transfer Warehouse, which is an open-air event space. Attendees will be spaced six feet apart and necessary sanitizing, health and safety protocols will be strictly followed.

About the Speakers

Dave Ratner

Principal, Creative Law Network

Following a career in the music and entertainment management businesses as a tour manager, publicist, band manager and founder of his own management agency, Dave Ratner is now the principal of Creative Law Network, a boutique Denver law firm specializing in entertainment, intellectual property, and business law. Dave’s clients include creative individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Denver College of Law. Dave is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law, co-chair of the Entertainment & Sports Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and Advisory Committee Chair of Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.

Kathrine Warren

Public Information Officer, Town of Mountain Village

Born and raised in Colorado, Kathrine is a communications professional with a passion for the arts and non-profits. After studying journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she found herself in Telluride where she has been a reporter and music columnist and worked for six years as the PR/Marketing Director for the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Sheridan Opera House. She is now the Public Information Officer for the Town of Mountain Village and remains very involved in Telluride’s arts community sitting on Telluride’s Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Event (CCAASE) and working or volunteering for several arts organizations.

Thank You to Our Partners