The Legal Creative, Inc. is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to The Legal Creative are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization on January 10, 2013. The Legal Creative is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve the local artist community.
"Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major milestone for The Legal Creative," remarked Executive Director and Founder, Attorney Denise Glinatsis Bayer. "This opens many doors for us to expand fundraising activities and fully realize our goals as a charitable, educational arts organization supporting the professional development needs of artists.”
In support of its mission to provide artists with the educational, business, and legal resources they need to make a living from their art, The Legal Creative has developed seminars such as Copyright for Creatives, Contracts for the Artist Entrepreneur; and workshops such as Help Me Grow: Business Plans for the Budding Artist. Their most successful program to date is the pro bono Legal Referral Service for the Arts Community, which places income-eligible artists with volunteer attorneys. Pop-up legal clinics and community supported art projects are in the works as well.
“We are currently searching for a physical space in the heart of downtown Youngstown,” says Attorney Bayer. “A welcoming space for artists to drop by and research an issue, connect with a mentor, or sign up for a seminar.”
The Legal Creative’s Tax Identification Number (EID) is 46-1759720. The IRS letter granting The Legal Creative its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. Donation inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Legal Creative:
The Legal Creative, Inc. is the area’s first and only community and economic development organization that caters exclusively to the artists. The Legal Creative builds the economic relationship between artist and community, so that artists are active, engaged, organized, and valued for the contributions they make.