Now more than ever: Towards a national network of legal clinics for the arts
The National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts is a group comprised of members of existing Canadian pro-bono legal clinics. As part of Phase 1 of their project, they put forth a needs assessment, surveying 1,150 Canadian artists, arts organizations, and legal experts working in the sector, finding that 94% of artists feel strongly they are facing unique legal needs and lack information and training on legal issues.
For Phase 2, they plan to gradually build hubs across Canada through our legal networks to fill the gaps found with their needs assessment in order to better assist creatives in Canada. Upon receiving funding, this will take place in early 2021. They are looking to connect legal services and artist organizations nation-wide so that artists can gain increased access and insights to exercise their legal rights.