The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA works with Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia to assist them to be seen and heard, respected and represented. It provides professional support and development for art centre managers and artists, and advocate for the sustainability and viability of the centres.
The Aboriginal Artists Agency is a non-for profit organisation that operates a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create income from the reproduction of works of art. It arranges copyright clearance and licences for individuals wishing to use images of Indigenous artworks.
Ku Arts is an Aboriginal owned peak body for artists of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far northwest of South Australia.
Art Source is an organisation which helps visual artists and crafts practitioners.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) established the Artists in the Black (AITB) service in 2004, in response to the needs of the Indigenous arts community. AITB aims to increase access to advice and information about the legal rights of Indigenous artists, communities and arts organisations. Arts Law provides these services to Indigenous artists in a culturally appropriate way.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, is the national community legal centre for the arts. It provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business structures, defamation, insurance, employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations across all art forms.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia has a specialised Indigenous service, Artists in the Black. Artists in the Black aims to increase access to advice and information about the legal rights of Indigenous artists and organisations in a culturally appropriate way thanks to the help of Indigenous staff.
ArtsCareer is an online professional development hub for artists and educators to access up-to-date career development information from around Australia. ArtsCareer provides resources for artists and educators from all disciplines, including dance, music, visual arts, theatre, writing and inter-arts. Click on an art form category in the left hand menu to get started. The website has been developed by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) in partnership with the arts and educational peak organisations across the country.
Artworkers supports the people working in the visual art, craft and design industries in Queensland.
ANKAAA is the peak advocacy and support agency for aboriginal artists and art centres located in the regions of Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and Tiwi Islands.
The Attorney-General’s Department website provides some introductory information to copyright and intellectual property.
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.
The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.
The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Its mission is to advance the arts and the creative industries in Australia by promoting the value of copyright.
Art Trade is the national organisation for persons and organisations experienced in the business of Indigenous art. Members of Art Trade must adhere to a Code of Ethics.
Tax information for individuals, Companies and organisations, from the Tax Department of the Australian Federal Government.
The Black Book Directory includes more than 2,700 listings of Indigenous organisations and individuals working across 95 professions in the arts, media and cultural industries.
The Black Book Library is constantly evolving to include new artistic works by Indigenous people. It currently contains 2,000 works from the late 1890s until now.
BoardConnect, a resource for the boards of non-profit organisations, has been operating in Queensland, largely with arts and cultural organisations, since August 2008. It was an initiative of consulting firm, Positive Solutions and received initial financial support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. In June 2011, it won a contract with Arts Queensland to continue to provide these services for a further two years.
BoardConnect is now an independent non-profit entity and is extending its services beyond Queensland and beyond the arts into the broader non-profit sector.
Provides information about the classifications system and how to apply for a classification.
Community Legal Centres NSW Inc. (CLCNSW) is the peak body for CLCs in NSW. Community Legal Centres (CLCs) are independent community organisations providing equitable and accessible legal services. NSW CLCs work for the public interest, particularly for disadvantaged and marginalised people and communities.
There is a large network of community legal centres (CLCs) throughout Australia. Some CLCs will assist in the preparation of wills. The National Association of CLC's has a directory which gives information about the sort of work each CLC does.
A community legal centre specialising in financial services, particularly matters and policy issues related to consumer credit, banking and debt recovery. It provides free telephone legal advice to NSW consumers on credit, debt and banking matters.
CAL manages the copyright of authors, journalists, visual artists, surveyors, photographers and newspaper, magazine and book publishers to license the copying of their works to the general community.
NCOSS provides independent and informed policy development, advice and review and plays a key coordination and leadership role for the non government social and community services sector in New South Wales.
Craft ACT’s Craft and Design Centre provides a unique service to craft and design practitioners and audiences in Canberra and the region. Craft ACT has been delivering quality cultural programs and recognises the ongoing need of Canberra craft and design artists to have access to: a professional exhibition program; professional development opportunities; promotion and commercial services and; advocacy on behalf of the sector.
Craft Australia is the peak national advocacy organisation for Australian contemporary craft and design. It actively promotes and provides access to Australian contemporary practice through advocacy, communication and research.
Craft Victoria fosters creativity, experimentation and professionalism in contemporary craft and design. The organisation enhances awareness of Australian craft and design at state, national and international levels. As a membership based organisation, Craft Victoria provides support for established and emerging practitioners through professional development and promotional services.
Craftsouth develops and promotes South Australian craft, design and visual art, with particular emphasis on the professional practitioner.
Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. Its mission is to support Central Australian Aboriginal artists and art centres working together in a vigorous, ethical Aboriginal arts industry.
The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) is Australia's professional membership body for designers and design businesses. The DIA provides members with information on fee and salary conditions in the design sector.
Designed Objects Tasmania is Australia's longest running design collective.
IP Australia’s new resource, the Dream Shield project, features intellectual property (IP) success stories and tips for Indigenous inventors, designers and business owners. The Dream Shield project shows real examples of how to protect and grow your IP.
The Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Culture is the national body for community based Indigenous language programs in Australia.
FORM is an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to advocating for and developing creativity in Western Australia. Form has a specific Indigenous program.
Indigenous Art Code Limited is a public company established by the Australian Government to administer the Indigenous Art Commercial Code of Conduct (IACCC).
Provides links to resources on Indigenous art and the law.
iGEA is an industry association representing Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video game industry. Its mission is to advance the interactive games & entertainment industry.
IP Australia is the federal government agency that grants rights in patents, designs and trademarks.
MAV is a not for profit organisation promoting cultural diversity in the arts. MAV offers opportunities and support structures to artists and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
NAVA provides advocacy, advice and profession support to the visual arts, craft and design sectors.
Desert Knowledge CRC was a research institution which focused on creating useful outcomes, with commercial application for desert people, communities and partners. The work of the DKCRC continues under Ninti One Limited, management company for the new Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP).
NSW Fair Trading administers fair trading laws and looks after the rights of consumers. At the same time, NSW Fair Trading advises businesses and traders on fair and ethical practices. Free publications are available on their website providing information for consumers and traders of NSW.
Free publications to help employees and employers understand their rights and obligations under NSW industrial legislation. Has information about registering as an agent.
Information and resources to assist people from Queensland in their legal needs, such as databases of lawyers and legal organisations, legal information and pro bono legal assistance.
The University of Western Sydney has developed The Small Business Tool Kit that is full of useful information for people starting a business. The Small Business Tool Kit is a valuable resource to find information and interactive tools you need to start, run and grow your business. You can register for free to create a profile, build business planning documents and track your progress.
Terri Janke is a leading international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. Terri Janke and Company's website links to useful publications.
UMI Arts is the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. Its mission is to operate an Indigenous organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of cultural identity.
In addition to the development of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UNPFII has examined the issues of protection of Indigenous traditional knowledge through work of special rapporteur Michael Dodson.
UNESCO has developed the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural heritage and provides useful resources relevant to the convention including a kit on intangible culutral heritage.
Viscopy is the visual arts copyright collecting society. It licences the copyright in artistic works for its members, who are Australian and international visual artists and copyright owners.
WIPO has a Traditional Knowledge section which has been working on a range of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Programs including:
- Intergovernmental committee on draft provisions for the protection of traditional cultural expressions, traditional knowledge and genetic resources.
- Creative heritage project.
- Database of existing codes, guidelines, practices which contains examples of codes, guidelines, policies, protocols and standard agreements relating to recording digitising and dissemination of cultural heritage with an emphasis on intellectual property issues.