US Immigration Options for Artists from Abroad

2pm: US Immigration Options for Artists from Abroad

Moderator: Sharon Brenner, US Immigration Attorney, Surowitz Immigration, PC

Every year artists from around the world come to the US to pursue their dreams. However, as even some of the biggest international artists know, the legal realities of working in the US are sometimes not so clear. This workshop will review the US immigration processes for artists.  Employers of artists and US-based art-industry professionals are also welcome. We will discuss the procedures, timelines, expenses, red flags and strategies, as well as hear from some local artists about their experiences of having gone through the process. The artists on the panel will be, Cléa Massiani, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Yagmur Uyanik.