Contract workshop for creative fields May 6

NSU-contract workshop
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