Colorado Attorneys for the Arts
“The image of the starving artist is real,” says Dave Ratner, founder of the Creative Law Network. This is why numerous Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) organizations have emerged all across the United States. VLAs seek to connect artists with the resources they need in order to understand and navigate through the business element of their work, as highlighted by the Progressive Law Practice. Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is Colorado’s own pro bono VLA, which connects limited-income artists with volunteer attorneys and, in turn, strengthens Colorado’s creative economy. Dave Ratner worked with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) to form CAFTA and encourages everyone to help spread the word about this valuable resource!