TALA matches low-income artists and small budget arts nonprofits with volunteer attorneys and accountants to assist with arts-related legal and financial matters.

Legal Services for Artists and Arts Nonprofits

  • Non-Profit Arts Organization Incorporation
  • Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Review
  • Estate Planning for Artists
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • IP Licensing
  • Arts-Related Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Demand Letters
  • Dispute Resolution / Arts Mediation

Accounting Services for Artists and Arts Nonprofits

  • Financial Reviews

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Financial Statements
  • Annual Budgets
  • Application for tax exempt status
  • Employment Taxes

Cases Not Handled Through TALA

  • Family Law (Child Custody, Divorce, etc)
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • 1040 Individual Tax Return
  • Audits

Please be advised that TALA is not staffed to provide emergency legal or accounting assistance, nor does TALA provide representation to individuals or organizations before courts, arbitration panels, administrative proceedings, or other governmental bodies.

To be matched with a volunteer through TALA, you must be:

  • A resident of the state of Texas or organization established in the state of Texas, AND
  • An individual artist with a combined annual household income less than $50,000 OR an arts nonprofit organization with annual gross revenue less than $200,000 AND less than $500,000 in assets.

If you meet the qualifications above, you are eligible to be matched with a volunteer.

First, become a member of TALA.

Then, fill out a Request for Assistance Form: 

All Individual Artist Members please use the Individual Request for Assistance.

All NonProfit Organizations please use the  Organization Request for Assistance.

All individuals and organizations requesting assistance must current members of TALA. Renew or join TALA as a member.