Contact: Michael Duffy at 831-250-8004 or at www.montereystudiotour.com
Perhaps the best way to start is to explain what the Bill of Rights for Artists is and why it was created. The Bill of Rights is -
an ethical set of standards for the protection of your rights in your creative works (e.g. photographs, poems, paintings, music, stories, etc.) when you submit them to competitions, and it was created to -
provide the foundation for a campaign to combat the exploitation by private and public sector organisations of your exclusive rights in your creative works.
When you create a work of art, such as a painting, a photograph, music, a story or poem, etc., the law gives you the exclusive right to control how it may be used, published or performed. This right enables you to require payment from other persons or organisations who wish to use, publish or perform any of your works.
Rights to use works created by you have an economic value regardless of your profession. There are countless organisations world-wide who want to have the rights to use any works created by you. Most don't want to pay you for permission to use them.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The Artists' Equity board and staff are committed to supporting and advancing the arts in Monterey County without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, military status, political opinions, national origin, or disability status.