All artists and cultural professionals across all arts can find help with everyday issues of mobility at the Czech infopoint CzechMobility.Info run by The Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI). The Fair Art Association provides the contemporary visual-arts artists with legal expertise and legal counselling associated with their artistic activities. In cooperation, they organise Fair Art Festival, which, through its speakers, sets legal matters in arts in a global context.
This long-lasting cooperation of CzechMobility.Info and Fair Art gave origin to the international Fair Art Festival, focusing on law in arts, on cultural mobility and art business and market. The festival brought up a series of presentations and workshops with speakers from abroad who dealt with topical issues in the arts, and in 2019, the first edition of the festival hosted Luca Guidobaldi, an expert in intellectual property rights from Rome, who spoke about authorship, artistic freedom and Artificial Intelligence in arts; Matthew Covey, a US lawyer, with his workshop on specific issues connected with entering the US market, and Kathryn E. Wagner who introduced us to the organisation called Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York and how it works.
The second edition of the Fair Art Festival had to be adjourned due to coronavirus pandemic to spring 2021. Nevertheless, we believe that this edition will be even more attractive than the preceding one. Make your wait shorter and watch a video featuring the key moments of the preceding year festival. "Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Fair Art associations are key for the artists’ career because they need the legal support and help so that they can focus on their art," says Kathryn E. Wagner in the video. "I think that the challenges that the artists face are twofold. There is the challenge that they do not know what their rights are, and the other one is that the artists do not believe they can afford the help," she acknowledges the efforts of all the stakeholders to provide the contemporary visual artists legal awareness and legal assistance in connection with artistic activities.