Category: Indigenous issues

Artwork Licensing Toolkit for Indigenous Art Centres

This information sheet explains how art centres can systematically manage copyright licensing requests for the use of artists’ work. It describes the various sample agreements contained in the Art Centre IP Licensing Toolkit. It can be used in conjunction with the suggested Copyright Licence Fee Schedules (available for separate purchase).

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Business Structures

This information sheet explains the difference between incorporated and unincorporated groups and some of the other issues you need to consider when looking at what business structure would suit you or your group.

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Certificates of Authenticity

The authenticity of an Aboriginal artwork is important not only for ethical and legal reasons but because it has significant value in the art market. The problem facing Aboriginal artists and communities is how to protect authentic artwork from rip offs made by non-Indigenous people.

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Contracts

This information sheet gives you an understanding of what a contract is and how to protect yourself when making contracts.

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Copyright

This information sheet describes what copyright is and how you can use it to protect your artistic work.

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Copyright in music and lyrics

This information sheet explains copyright in music and lyrics as it relates to musicians.

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Glossary: What do the words mean?

This information sheet explains the meaning of some important legal terms.

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Governance

Governance is about how to run a healthy organisation. This information sheet describes the fundamentals of good governance and provides links to further resources.

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