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The program will focus on obligations, renewals and more.
Contract workshop for creative fields May 6
Professionals in music, the arts, film, design will benefit
Leah Jackson

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Creative and Performing Arts will present a workshop entitled “Contract Negotiation for Creative Professionals” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6 in art lecture room (Room 206) of the Fine Arts Annex, 140 Central Avenue. The program is targeted to individuals who work as professionals in music, literary/visual/culinary arts, theatre, film or design.

The cost is $10. The instructor will be attorney Mark Davis. The agenda is as follows.

¥ Contract basics: What is a contract? 

¥ What do you want? What do they want?

¥ Obligations

¥ Relationship

¥ When does a contract start?

¥ Mileposts

¥ Payment schedule

¥ When does a contract end?

¥ Contract renewals

¥ Drafting & boilerplate clauses

¥ What if something goes wrong?

¥ Can it be salvaged?

¥ Arbitration & mediation

¥ When to walk away

¥ When to sue

¥ Participants will role-play & negotiate sample contracts

¥ Analysis & feedback

Participants can register in advance at or pay at the door.

For more information, contact Debbie Hollis, director of Works in Progress Louisiana at, (318) 751-8540 or visit