Best practice advice

Artists in the Black and Arts Law have an 'artist-first' policy. Sometime organisations (councils, festival organisers etc.) call Arts Law for advice when working with Artists, such as the terms and conditions of competitions. However Arts Law cannot advise on these matters, as providing legal advice on these issues would mean that we would be unable to provide legal advice to an artist related to the same agreement. This is because this would be a potential conflict of interest.

Despite this, in seeking to enhance the rights of artists, Arts Law can sometimes offer best practice advice to organisations, instead of legal advice. For example, helping an organisation improve the standard of their contracts and ensure fair conditions for artists.  For more information on best practice please click here.