The College Art Association announced that Nick Pozek has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Committee on Intellectual Property starting in February 2020. 

“The CAA has always set the bar for ethical standards and best practices in the fields of art, art history, and design. It is a tremendous honor to be selected, among many of my esteemed colleagues, to guide the field through the rapidly changing landscape of intellectual property.” Pozek says. 

Founded in 1911, the College Art Association is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts, promotes these arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners.

CAA includes among its members those who by vocation or avocation are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. Over 12,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, critics, collectors, educators, publishers, and other professionals in the visual arts belong as individual members. Another 2,000 departments of art and art history in colleges and universities, art schools, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships.

CAA’s Professional Committees represent the constituent interests of the organization’s membership and address issues, practices, and standards in the professions represented by individual and institutional members. Committees supervise ongoing projects and may recommend to the board the initiation of programs and the adoption of formal statements and guidelines that further CAA’s goals.

The Committee on Intellectual Property (CIP) monitors and interprets copyright legislation for the benefit of CAA’s various constituencies. In so doing, it seeks to offer educational programs and opportunities for discussion and debate in response to copyright legislation that affects educators, scholars, museum professionals, and artists.