Arts Law celebrates the announcement by the Western Australian government of its commitment to amend its intestacy laws and launches its Artists in the Black intestacy kits for families of Indigenous visual artists.
The past few months have been a busy and exciting time for Solid Arts, a project funded by the Cultural Ministers Council, which is focused around creating a suite of resources on Indigenous Intellectual Property. The project has two main aims: firstly, to make arts-specific legal information more accessible to Indigenous artists and secondly, to increase awareness about Indigenous Intellectual Property amongst the general community, and consumers and commercial operators of Indigenous art. Stage Two of the project has seen the development and dissemination of a range of new materials directed at meeting these objectives. This project formally concluded in 2012 and has been merged with our Artists in the Black project.