Webinars

Endangered Species and the Traveling Musician
Artists from Abroad: Overview of Visa and Tax Essentials Webinar

Artists from Abroad: The Visa Webinar

Artists from Abroad: The Tax Webinar


Endangered Species and the Traveling Musician

Special permits are required to travel internationally with certain musical instruments containing protected species, such as ivory, rosewood, tortoise shell, and other material. How can you know whether your instrument requires such permits? The League of American Orchestras, the American Federation of Musicians, The Recording Academy, and NAMM hosted a webinar on May 14, 2013, featuring experts from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the agency that implements the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in the United States. You may download a PDF of the slides, and access the complete archived presentation via the link below.

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Artists from Abroad: Overview of Visa and Tax Essentials Webinar

The League is offering a free webinar (available on demand) with the primary authors of artistsfromabroad.org, immigration and tax experts Jonathan Ginsburg and Robyn Guilliams. The webinar walks you through the new features of the site while Jonathan and Robyn share their top tips for approaching the visa and tax procedures. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the newly revised site or how to engage foreign guest artists, this will webinar is a great introduction.

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Artists From Abroad: The Visa Webinar

Learn to navigate the rules and requirements of the U.S. artist visa process from Jonathan Ginsburg, immigration attorney and author of the visa section of artistsfromabroad.org, and Andrea Floyd. Understanding the visa petition process can help you save time, money, and result in fewer sleepless nights! This webinar covers the basic procedures for successfully completing the visa petition process and consular interview requirements. If your organization engages foreign artists, you don’t want to miss this!

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Artists From Abroad: The Tax Webinar

The U.S. tax requirements for foreign guest artists are vastly different than the laws for U.S. residents. Do you have all the information you need to be in compliance with IRS requirements? Learn the essentials about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) withholding rules from attorney Robyn Guilliams, contributor to the Artists from Abroad web site, including insight into tax treaties, the latest news regarding U.S. tax identification numbers, and tips for planning ahead to avoid last-minute tax mishaps.

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These webinars are made possible by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MetLife Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., and National Endowment for the Arts, and are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.