This checklist is designed to help you, the maker, have better and more complete contracts with the people or businesses who commission you, and is a starting point for dealing with some of the key issues to be aware of when being commissioned to make pieces/works/designs for a
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.
Information sheet outlining how you can protect your designs under the copyright regime and the design regime.
This sample Indigenous Art Centre and Art Gallery Consignment Agreement should be used when an Indigenous Art Centre provides works of art to a third party gallery for exhibition and sale.
Developed as part of Arts Law’s Black Fashion Project (with thanks to Arts Queensland), this sample agreement can be used where an Indigenous artwork is reproduced onto fabric. See also the Indigenous Collaboration Agreement – Fashion and Furnishings.
This sample INDIGENOUS COLLABORATION AGREEMENT should be used when a designer in the fashion, textile or home furnishing industry, or a business that is involved in the production of articles for the fashion and furnishing industries (the Designer) wishes to work together with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island visual…
This sample Copyright Licensing Agreement should be used when a person who owns the copyright in creative content wishes to give permission to another person to use their content (whether a visual artwork, text, music, film or other content) in a particular way. This agreement is based on the assumption…
This sample Image Reproduction Licence for Merchandise should be used when a visual artist agrees to licence an existing visual image (such as a painting, a print, a drawing, a photograph or a still multimedia image) for multiple reproduction (such as on greeting cards, posters, t-shirts or a CD-ROM or…
If you are owed money and it hasn't been paid, the first step is to send a letter of demand. This is a template which you can adapt. It is free for Arts Law for subscribers.
A contract is an exchange of promises ("something for something") that is legally enforceable. Contracts can also be called "agreements".
This comic is about the importance of respecting and protecting Indigenous cultural property.
This comic provides information about what to do when someone infringes your copyright.
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 resource includes information on partnerships, including key issues to be considered within a partnership agreement, and a checklist for business partnerships.
In the January/February edition of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Arts Law solicitor, Anika Valenti, and Arts Law intern, Tom Häkkinen, discuss the need for review of the designs system in light of the international trend towards joint protection under both the copyright and design law and
Some people just never can say "no". This seems to be Charles Alexander's predicament when the Arts Law Centre of Australia asks him for assistance, for example to provide legal advice to a client within the scope of its document review service. Meet one of Arts Law's devoted
A look at some of the rewarding pro bono work provided by Allens Arthur Robinson for an Indigenous visual artist through Arts Law.
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Yuta Badayala (In A New Light) is a collaborative project between Indigenous weavers from the Galiwin'ku Elcho Island community and Mapuru and Koskela, an Australian design company. This case study looks at the processes involved in establishing a collaborative project, the protocols and the possible agreements to put in place.