These Guidelines set out the steps of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options under the ADR service provided by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law’s ADR Service).
Public art commissions create exciting opportunities for artists, allow Australians to enjoy aesthetically beautiful environments, and stimulate community engagement with the arts. Learn how to get the most benefit to yourself as an artist, your council and your community.
This information sheet covers the most important issues that a person should consider and possibly address in a contract when engaging a website developer to create a website.
This sample Supplementary Copyright Agency Agreement Between Artist and Art Centre should be used when there is a current membership agreement between the art centre and its member artists (either written or unwritten) which doesn’t clearly give the art centre authority to act as the artist’s agent for
This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Festivals and Performances should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to all festivals or performances involving traditional forms of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural traditional expression and knowledge which are hosted or staged…
This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Academic Research should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to any research conducted by a individuals or institutions external to the community which seeks access to the Art Centre or its member artists, whether…
This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Media, Filming and Photography should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to any filming or photography at the art centre. It applies to all filming and photography whether by visitors such as tourists or…
This sample Cultural and Intellectual Property Policy for Indigenous Stories should be used by an Indigenous Art Centre as a best practice policy in relation to the recording or transcribing for any purpose of traditional stories told by members of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island language group. It is…
Volunteers play an important role in nearly every collaborative art project whether making films, organising festivals or putting on a major exhibition. A written agreement is important to ensure the volunteer understands his or her responsibilities and the policies and protocols that must be respected. This is particularly important if…
Corporate sponsorship is assuming an increasingly important role in the arts. This guide outlines the different forms of sponsorship that an artist or arts organisation may need to seek from a commercial organisation and what should be included in a sponsorship agreement.
This checklist provides an overview of some of the most important issues you will need to consider when organising a festival. It can be used as the basis for putting together a business plan or your own checklist to be used when putting together the festival.
This resource includes information on partnerships, including key issues to be considered within a partnership agreement, and a checklist for business partnerships.
Arts Law's Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan details our commitment to achieving justice and recognition for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is pleased to comment on the Productivity Commission Issues Paper.
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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.
We advised an Indigenous artist who was commissioned to paint a large mural on the suitability of the agreement they had been given to sign.
Jason Passfield contacted Arts Law when he believed a design he had created had been used in circumstances that went beyond the scope of the permission he had originally granted to the Queensland Government.
Deborah Mills contacted Arts Law to determine what kind of agreement would be suitable to have in place with external artists for short-term exhibitions. We advised her on this issue and helped her prepare an effective agreement.