Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

TALA was formed in 1979 to meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and art nonprofit organizations. Services include lawyer and accountant pro bono assistance for artists, patent pro bono assistance for inventors, dispute resolution services, and educational programs for the artistic and business communities. Programs are designed to help participants apply sound business practices to protect intellectual property, advance careers, and develop income.

Professional Assistance for Artists, Creatives, and Nonprofit Organizations

TALA provides Texas artists and arts organizations with legal and accounting assistance to enable them to maximize their potential, shape our cultural landscape, and contribute to the creative economy.

Patent Pro Bono for Inventors

COMING SOON!  At present TALA is not accepting new patent members.  The Texas Patent Pro Bono program is currently on a short hiatus while TALA works to transition the program from the Center for Innovation. 


TALA workshops and seminars provide valuable information to artists throughout the State.

TALA for Artists

TALA provides individualized volunteer legal and accounting services to financially qualified artists and arts nonprofits, hosts educational seminars and clinics, and produces educational materials to increase business knowledge in the arts.

TALA for Inventors

New at TALA! Through a partnership with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), TALA's Patent Pro Bono program is designed to assist financially under-resourced independent inventors in Texas and Louisiana. With the goal of advancing invention based economic development, the program matches patent attorneys and agents with inventors to assist in filing for patents with the USPTO.


Professionals withing to donate their time to an artist, arts nonprofit, or inventor, click here.


To make a donation to TALA, click here.

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