Contracts for Creatives with Katherine de Vos Devine

  • Thu, Mar 16, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Weaverville Community Center

    60 Lakeshore Drive
    Weaverville, North Carolina 28787
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Contracts for Creatives with Katherine de Vos DeVine

Thursday, March 16th | 2-4pm

Weaverville Community Center, Weaverville | 60 Lakeshore Dr, Weaverville, NC 28787

In Person

Contracts help us establish expectations when sharing our work and collaborating with others. A good contract can help you form lucrative partnerships, license your artwork, hire your first employee, negotiate a gig, or publish your book. But contracts can be so hard to understand. What is a “force majeure” clause? Why is “choice of law” important? What does “ indemnification” mean, anyway?

Join lawyer Dr. Katherine de Vos Devine to explore the how, when, where, and why of contracts for creative businesses. This presentation will help you understand the elements of a good contract, know when you need a contract, and improve your contract negotiation skills. 

Katherine de Vos Devine is a lawyer and art historian based in Asheville, NC. Her firm, de Vos Devine Law, PLLC provides creative entrepreneurs with holistic legal services that meet their specific needs.


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Refund Policy:

Class registration requires payment in full on or before the first day of class. If you have paid for a class and must cancel your registration, you may choose to hold a credit or receive a refund according to the following: a) Cancel more than 1 week prior to class start date: 100% refund b) Cancel within 1 week of class start date: 75% refund c) Cancel on or after class start date: No refund. Credit in the full dollar amount for use with a future class must be used within 6 months of original class date.

This workshop series is for Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Craft Trails artists, galleries and cultural organizations, and provided through a partnership with Craft Your Commerce, a Mountain Bizworks program for creative entrepreneurs, and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Funding is provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

COVID Policy

To minimize risk during in-person sessions, all participants must agree with the following requirements:

  • Respect your fellow participants’ social distancing needs
  • Do not attend if you are sick
  • Contact Robin immediately if you or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 within two days of the event

Masks and hand sanitizer are available for participants use. 

Individuals (including staff and participants) must not come to any in person session if they—or anyone in their household—are displaying any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4F or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed, we ask that you do the following:

  • Take a test (either a home test or PCR)
  • If the test is negative but you have symptoms, please wear a mask in class
  • If the test is positive, do not attend in person regardless of whether or not you have symptoms
  • If you are unable to take a test and have symptoms, do not attend in person

Please refer to the CDC’s quarantine guidelines to determine when it is safe for you to attend in person again.


We are not requiring proof of vaccination at this time. However, we strongly urge you to get vaccinated and stay current based on the CDC’s vaccination guidelines so that we can continue to keep our community healthy and safe.


If you’re from a high risk area, we ask that you please do your part in protecting the community by wearing a mask. Prior to arriving for an in-person event, class or meeting please check the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels and be prepared to wear a mask if your county is determined to have a High level (red). 

At all times, Craft Your Commerce and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area reserves the right to require masking and make modifications to all COVID safety policy as circumstances and public health guidelines change.  

In the event you must cancel due to covid we will offer a refund or a class credit.

Date & Time

Thu, Mar 16, 2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Weaverville Community Center

60 Lakeshore Drive
Weaverville, North Carolina 28787 Weaverville Community Center
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