Examines the legal foundations of artistic creation including copyright, freedom of expression, public domain laws, and contract negotiation.
This course can be applied towards:
LEAP 600 (Arts Policy and Advocacy).
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- An Introduction to Legal Reasoning - w/New Forward, 2nd Ed. (2013)
- Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle (2014)
- Crimes Against Art (2010)
In addition to managing arts organizations, Constance DeVereaux has worked as an arts management consultant, arts advocate, and researcher. She brings both applied and philosophical dimensions to the program, and is an international expert in arts and cultural policy. She served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in both policy and management at universities in Finland, South Africa, and Romania. DeVereaux created the arts management master's program at Claremont Graduate University and the arts management minor at Northern Arizona University, and is the former director of the arts administration program at Shenandoah University. She also lectures internationally on arts management and policy topics and is a frequent presenter at international conferences. Her research interests include cultural citizenship and the arts, culturally sustainable entrepreneurship, arts management practices, and everyday aesthetics. In addition to her academic pursuits, DeVereaux is an award-winning feature reporter for public radio.