Developing Income Streams for your Work

Developing Income Streams for your Work
'Licensing your work for visual artists, illustrators and designer makers'
Visual Artists Ireland in Partnership with Fingal Arts; the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Illustrators Ireland

Date: Wed 14 Oct, 2015 (10.00 – 15.00)
Venue: Project Room, Malahide Castle Visitors Centre, Malahide, Co.Dublin
Cost: €15/10 Fingal Artists and Members of VAI, Illustrators Ireland & DCCoI
Places: 60

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Following on from our session Towards Sustainability in Fingal in Oct 2014, which looked at developing and sustaining livelihoods, this session looks at ways and means of licensing the use of your images for various purposes. Aimed at visual artists, illustrators and designer makers this session is relevant to anyone who wishes to reproduce aspects of their creative output whether for commercial or fine art markets. With contributions from a gallerist, illustrator, artist, solicitor and visual rights expert and supporting contributions from DCCoI, Fingal Arts, Illustrators Ireland and VAI Staff.


10.00 Registration, Tea & Coffee

10.30 - Patricia Clyne-Kelly will facilitate a brief session on Costing & Pricing your time and your work giving guidance on entering negotiations with potential clients and establishing professional interactions and paper trails.

11.30 - Talks followed by Q&A with Steve Simpson / Illustrator; an Artist to be confirmed and Siobhan Riordan Managing Director Alan Ardiff Jewellery. Steve and Siobhan will provide varied and candid perspectives on how they have licensed creative work for different purposes and negotiated license rates and arrangements with varied clients.

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 – Brenda Tobin / Solicitor discussing copyright and intellectual rights relating to art work and designs as well as licensing agreements.

14.30 – Alex Davis / IVARO will talk about how IVARO collects rights on behalf of artists and their heirs looking at the RETURN right and Copyright in relation to visual works. There will be some discussion copyrights and intellectual property rights in relation to licensing; the licensing work undertaken by IVARO and insights on appropriation and fair dealing.
15.00 - Ends

Patricia Clyne-Kelly has 20 years’ experience working in the fine art, craft and design sectors as curator in Ireland and abroad; gallery owner; professional development trainer; mentor; project/product consultant; trade show stand designer and public art collection keeper and advisor. / /

Steve Simpson is a multi-award winning illustrative designer with 30 years experience applying his multi-disciplinary skills to creative projects for a diverse range of clients right across the globe. Steve's innovative approach to graphic design, typography and illustration is built on fresh thinking, traditional skills and dose of fun.

Siobhan Riordan / Managing Director Alan Ardiff Jewellery Designs Ltd. In 1998 I spotted the commercial potential that could be achieved by Alan Ardiff Jewellery Designs. As a result I set up the business and developed a strategy to achieve commercial success. Since this date the business has grown its’ sales both in Ireland and internationally. It is now one of the leading design brands in Ireland.

Brenda Tobin is an Associate Consultant solicitor with Media Lawyer and has particular expertise in media contracts and Intellectual Property work. Brenda worked for nine years in RTÉ as  part of their in-house legal team.

Alex Davis is Administrator and Resale Rights Manager of IVARO (Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation). IVARO is the Irish not-for-profit visual arts collecting society which promotes artists copyright and turns rights into revenue for visual creators and their heirs.