Legal and Accounting Assistance
Our volunteers help photographers, painters, poets, musicians, playwrights, graphic artists, dancers, crafts groups, filmmakers, theatre companies, orchestras, neighborhood arts councils and others pursuing artistic endeavors. Problems that are not considered arts-related include traffic violations, personal injury, criminal and family law matters.
Not an artist or with an arts organization? Find legal service providers here.
To receive free assistance, you must be a Missouri or Southwestern Illinois artist with an arts-related problem and meet our income guidelines. Individual artists (all disciplines) with incomes less than $27,225 per year (+$9,550 for each additional member of the household) qualify for free assistance. This represents 250% of the federal poverty guidelines and is the highest allowable income for attorney pro bono services.
To receive free assistance, you must represent a Missouri or Southwestern Illinois arts organization with an arts-related problem and meet our operating budget guidelines. Nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 qualify.
New organizations requesting assistance with incorporation and applying for tax-exempt status should request a copy of our Nonprofit Incorporation Workbook and the accompanying worksheets, which must be completed before meeting with a volunteer.