Arts Ed Contractor or Employee? What You Need to Know

A webinar with

  • Nancy Ng, Executive Director, Creativity & Policy, Luna Dance Institute
  • Kyle Kate , Assistant Director, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Jean Johnstone, Executive Director, Teaching Artists Guild

AB5, a new CA law which goes into effect January 1, 2020 has profound consequences for our field, effectively shifting many independent contractors to employees. What are the ramifications for Arts Education organizations and for teaching artists? We explain the new law itself, explore its intent, and likely ramifications. Then we look at an example of an arts organization which successfully shifted its model to hire teaching artists as employees, how they did it, and how it is working for them now.