FREE Legal Advice!

We serve artists, creatives, and arts and cultural organizations throughout Manitoba!

Our Clinic is operated by law students at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.

We are the only clinic in Manitoba that provides free legal information and services tailored specifically to artists and arts organizations.

We Can Help You

Contracts

Independent Contractors
Exhibition Agreements
Lease Agreements

Intellectual
Property

Copyright
Trademarks
Licencing

Sale of Goods

Electronic Commerce
Sales Tax
Interprovincial Trade

Business
Structure

Incorporation
By-laws
Organization

Technology

Privacy
Social Media
Data

Other

Negotiations
Business Structure
and More!

Let's Work Together

A note from the creator of our logo

A visual identity and logo are outward expressions of the personality and energy of the brand they represent. Manitoba Legal Clinic for the Art’s mission is to grow and champion sustainable and successful careers in the arts, which is of mutual benefit to the students studying law at the U of M so that they can put their practical skills to use.

As an artist, having access to an individual who understands law and can answer questions with solid legal advice is invaluable. The majority of my clients work in music and other artistic fields, and I will certainly be recommending this service whenever it comes up. I know that for musicians, authors and other creatives navigating contracts and other legal documents can feel overwhelming, and having someone sort through these things without the hefty price tag is a welcome service.

Manitoba has a unique arts community, perhaps due to our long winters, or relatively small population or due to the fact that the cost of living is a lot less expensive than in other major Canadian hubs, our creative community seems to be constantly putting out world class Art.

This logo represents the reciprocal relationship between the law students and Manitoban creatives, it shows the two interacting to create a wheel, a dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship that serves both groups. Because the program is run through University of Manitoba, we have taken the blues from the main logo as well as the fonts used in this logo. We have added our own shades of blue to compliment the monochromatic design.
I think after this brand is launched it will be a very valuable resource for both the arts community as well as the legal students. Creatives will be able to access quality advice without the typical costs associated with legal help and the law students will get real life experiences interacting with real legal documents and clients. A win-win for all involved!

Roberta Landreth

Traditional Territories Acknowledgement

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Anisininew, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of Reconciliation and collaboration.

We are proud to be an organizational member of Creative Manitoba.
We are committed to supporting and promoting the value of the arts.

Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries.

Its entrepreneurship training and mentorship opportunities teach artists how to sustain themselves creatively and financially.

Its arts specific management training increases productivity and profitability in arts and cultural organizations.

We are a proud member of the National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts:

A network of regional hubs providing pro bono legal advice to artists and arts organizations across Canada.

Are you a lawyer interested in volunteering to help Manitoban artists succeed?
We have a lot in common!

As law students, we appreciate that time is limited and a precious resource. To learn more about how you can make an impact by contributing to inspiring the next generation of problem solvers and empowering change through the form of a donation.

We acknowledge the generous support and funding from: