Setting Up A Professional Practice

Date: Monday, November 4th, 2019
Location: The OCAD Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 115 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1G1
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Legal Intersections is a four-part series addressing legal issues of importance to artists, designers, and cultural workers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

​This fourth and final installment in the Legal Intersections series will focus on how to set up a professional practice. Speaker Vandana Taxali will cover topics including:

· Legal Structures – Advantages & Disadvantages
· Setting Up Your Business Considerations
· Definition of Artwork in the Copyright Act
· Tax and accounting considerations
· How to enforce invoices from clients that don’t pay your invoices
· + More!

For this installment in the Legal Intersections series we recognize the generous support of the Neighbourhood Arts Network; a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation.

Speaker Bio: Vandana Taxali (B.A.Sc., J.D., LL.B) is a legal professional and business lawyer (media, technology, software and entertainment) with over a decade of experience in intellectual property (copyright, trademark), licensing, contracts and entertainment law practising at Entcounsel. She is also the founder of Artcryption, a platform that protects intellectual property on the blockchain, namely art and creative assets.

Vandana licensed in the Province of Ontario. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy Law School. She has a B.A.Sc. from McMaster University. Vandana has mentored various start-ups including at OCAD University incubator, George Brown’s digiFest and The Community Innovation Lab in Oshawa. She teaches intellectual property law at OCAD University’s continuing studies. She is also active in the arts and sits on the Board of the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mural Routes and has served on the committees for The Power Plant, ONEXONE, Toronto Art Fair and Canadian Art.

Twitter: @medialegal


Nov 04 2019


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
OCAD University


OCAD University
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1W1