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Legal Assistance

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester provides a legal assistance resource list for eligible artists and non-profit organizations on a variety of issues.

Assistance is available on a wide range of issues including intellectual property, non-profit incorporation, federal tax-exempt status, contract review, and more.

To obtain our resource list of specialized attorneys you must be a current subscriber of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Organizations seeking legal assistance must have a current-year operating budget of no greater than $600,000.  Individuals must have a household income no greater than 200% of the federal poverty guideline, as established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  For the most current federal poverty guidelines, please visit: and click the appropriate link.

The Arts & Cultural Council periodically offers workshops that address common legal issues in the field of arts & culture (fees may apply).

For more information, please call (585) 473-4000.

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Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-4000