Arts Law’s AITB program endeavours to provide Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists, communities and arts organisations with access to our full range of services. Arts Law gives legal advice to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists and arts organisations all over Australia on a wide range of arts-related legal and business issues. To submit a legal query, click the link below and fill out the details.
Due to high demand for our services and a shortfall in funding, our legal query form is normally open between Monday 9am to Friday 5pm and may close temporarily within those times if demand is too high. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep this page updated with new information regarding the re-opening of the service. If your query is related to copyright you may wish to contact the Australian Copyright Council for assistance.
If you have already logged a query we are dealing with all queries in the order we received them. Please be aware that we are currently experiencing lengthy delays in the turnaround time for legal advice but we will keep you posted via email as to the status of your query. Please check this page for updates to our legal advice service.
By subscribing through Artists in the Black you become a subscriber of Arts Law which gives you further access to advice and information on law and the arts and keeps you informed about legal issues affecting the arts in Australia. You can subscribe here.
If we are unable to offer you legal advice ourselves we can refer you to a private lawyer for assistance. We are also able to refer you to suitable accountants and insurers if that's what you need. To find out more click here.
Arts Law can arrange mediation to assist you in resolving your dispute with another party. To find out more click here.
In certain circumstances we may be able to advise arts organisations, local councils or other agencies who work with artists about making their artist contracts fairer. We call this 'Best Practice' advice. For more click here.
Want to know more about how we help Indigenous artists?
For more information about eligibility and guidelines for our services, please click here.