Artists in the Black produced a series of new educative animations to help artists understand copyright, moral rights, wills, Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property and resale royalty in partnership with CAAMA. Browse through all the animations in the playlist below!
Arts Law helps all sorts of artists at every stage of their careers. Here, artist Alexia Sinclair, writer Robert Drewe and The Lovely Days give an insight into the importance of knowing your rights and getting all the legal stuff sorted.
Eddie had an agreement to sell a hundred hand painted boomerangs to an art dealer. But what happens when the dealer cancels the order?
Let the Indulkana Tigers (as painted by Vincent Namatjira) teach you about contracts, why it's good to have one and how they help you.
Learn about contracts in Arrernte.
Learn about contracts in Kriol
Learn about contracts in Pitjantjatjara
Learn about contracts in Tiwi
Learn about contracts in Warlpiri
Learn about contracts in West Kriol
Learn about contracts in Yolngu Matha
What is copyright and how does it affect my art?
Do you know how copyright works? And what it means for your art? Watch this animation and learn all about it!
Learn about copyright in Arrernte
Learn about copyright in English
Learn about copyright in Kriol
Learn about copyright in Pitjantjatjara
Learn about copyright in Tiwi
Learn about copyright in Warlpiri
Learn about copyright in West Kriol
Learn about copyright in Yolngu Matha
Sasha Titchkosky is a director of Koskela, an Australian homewares and lifestyle company. She discusses the processes involved in establishing a collaborative project with Galiwin'ku artists from Elcho Island Arts to create unique lightfittings. Their collaboration is called Yuta Badayala (In a New Light).
Things you need to know when organising a festival.
Learn about festivals in Arrernte
Learn about festivals in English
Learn about festivals in Kriol
Learn about festivals in Pitjantjatjara
Learn about festivals in Tiwi
Learn about festivals in Warlpiri
Learn about festivals in West Kriol
Learn about festivals in Yolngu Matha
Learn about ICIP in Arrernte
Learn about ICIP in English
Learn about ICIP in Kriol
Learn about ICIP in Pitjantjatjara
Learn about ICIP in Tiwi
Learn about ICIP in Warlpiri
Learn about ICIP in West Kriol
Learn about ICIP in Yolngu Matha
Rachael Maza, actress and artistic director of Ilbijerri Theatre Company, discusses protocols for developing scripts and performance for Indigenous theatre.
Actress and Artistic Director Rachael Maza talks about Ilbijerri Theatre and the potential complexity sometimes involved in negotiating a fair contract between artists involved in the production of a performance work.
Learn about contracts in English
Artist Mandy Davis talks about her experience of copyright and moral rights infringement in her work.
What are moral rights?
Learn about moral rights in Arrernte
Learn about moral rights in English
Learn about moral rights in Kriol
Learn about moral rights in Pitjantjatjara
Learn about moral rights in Tiwi
Learn about moral rights in Warlpiri
Learn about moral rights in West Kriol
Learn about moral rights in Yolngu Matha
Trisha Adjei, Indigenous Communications Coordinator from the Copyright Agency, discusses information relating to the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act (2009) that was introduced in 2010 including what this new law means for Indigenous artists' and the art trade.
Writing a will as an artist is very important. Watch this short animated video on how having a will protects your art and protects who will benefit from your art in years to come.
Deputy Director of Arts Law Delwyn Everard discusses wills and how important a will is for Indigenous artists in managing how their art and property will be distributed after passing away.
Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, discusses what the World Intellectual Property Organisation is doing within the context of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property. Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action, Australia and Marisella Ouma, Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board also talk about the importance of the worldwide protection of Indigenous traditional knowledge and cultural expressions. WIPO is working to address these issues for all Indigenous artists.
Curtis Taylor and Monique La Fontaine from FORM's Canning Stock Route Project talk about the development of the collection, which forms the basis of the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: the Canning Stock Route, which includes around 130 artworks, involving 110 Aboriginal artists and contributors from 10 art and culture centres across 17 remote communities in the Goldfields, Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley. The collection was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in December 2008. These videos discuss a number of legal issues involved with this project including ICIP, Moral Rights, Copyright and Licensing. Click here to read a written case study about this project.