Join us for an April 11 copyright conversation: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Who Owns Public Art?

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Who Owns Public Art?
Thursday, April 11, 2019 (6:00–8:00pm)
Location: HCMA Architecture + Design (#400-675 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC)
FREE! Register HERE

Artwork created specifically for public spaces is inherently accessible, often encouraging viewers to interact and engage with the work and blurring boundaries of ownership. Glass artist Victoria Balva with Calgary-based collaborative artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett take part in a moderated conversation about the complexities of copyright in relation to public art and architecture. What is the role of the artist, the architect, the public in relation to public art? Who is the owner? Moderated by HCMA partner Melissa Higgs.

Attendance is free, but space is limited and RSVPs are required: Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited; if tickets are sold out please add your name to the waitlist. Additional tickets will be released near the event date.

This conversation is presented by Artists’ Legal Outreach in partnership with HCMA Architecture + Design, as part of ALO’s series Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO copyright conversations 2019.





Upcoming events in the Yours, Mine, and Ours series:
Film, the People, and the Public Domain | Saturday, May 4, 2019 (5:45–6:30pm, following film screening 4:15–5:45pm)| Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). Admission: $13 Students/Seniors/Low Income; $15 General Admission. $2 membership fee also applicable. Tickets and details here.
Filmmaker Nettie Wild discusses the repatriation of her film A Place called Chiapas to Mexico in 2019. A talkback following a screening. Presented in partnership with DOXA as part of the 2019 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Much Ado about Something (When Storytelling and Copyright Collide) | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | SFU Woodward’s Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (149 West Hastings St, Vancouver). Admission: $10 (subsidy available) or free to conference attendees.
Theatre artists Erin Pike and James Long, 
both of whom experienced the complexities of navigating art, copyright and the threat of legal action, join in conversation with Martha Rans (Legal Director of Artists’ Legal Outreach). Presented in partnership with the GVPTA as part of the 2019 Making A Scene Conference); co-hosted by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs

So You Think You Can Take It | Friday, June 14, 2019 7:00–9:00pm | 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Join us for a parody cabaret featuring a performance by Veda Hille and the Fits, and a conversation with lawyer Kohel Haver from Portland, Oregon.

Get more details about these Yours, Mine, and Ours events and register for the sessions above here.


ALO acknowledges that these events are held on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Financial assistance for the Yours, Mine, and Ours series is provided by the City of Vancouver Cultural Services and CreativeBC. Additional support provided by McMillan LLP, Vancouver.