The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) recently released terms and conditions for the 2012 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Competition that it is running. After looking at the terms and conditions of entry, Arts Law contacted the NCPIC to discuss some of the conditions which we thought were unnecessarily onerous for entrants who did not win anything after entering their song. The NCPIC were really receptive to the feedback and want to create a fairer set of terms and conditions. They are working with Arts Law to improve these. We’ll keep you posted on when the new and improved terms and conditions are released.
Resale Royalty payments pass $400,000 – Arts Law congratulates the Copyright Agency!! Copyright Agency Limited has announced that the resale royalty scheme, which was launched last year has been a great success. The number of eligible resales had exceeded 3,600 at the end of March 2012, and over $400,000 in royalties has been paid to artists. The Arts Law Centre of Australia encourages all artists to register with the Copyright Agency, so that they might be contacted when any of their works are eligible for a resale royalty.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia is proud to announce the establishment of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation. Through its Artists in the Black pro bono casework service, a new company has been set up to run the Fair with a board chaired by the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery Franchesca Cubillo and key representatives of the Indigenous arts sector. It represents a significant new stage in the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair’s development and growth. This year’s fair will take place at the Darwin Convention Centre from 10-12 August, 2012.
The long-awaited Mabel King exhibition will be held at the Japingka Gallery, Fremantle from 4 May until 6 June 2012. King was a respected Ngarinyin Elder who painted at the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Sadly, in 2006 she passed away intestate. Following negotiations between the Arts Law Centre of Australia and the WA Public Trustee, the remaining paintings have now been released for sale. We are excited to see these beautiful works, which offer a bold expression of her cultural story. This work was undertaken as part of the Artists in the Black pro-bono casework service.
Federal, State and Territory Arts and Cultural Ministers met in Melbourne last week to discuss the development of the National Cultural Policy.
On 24 March 2011, Attorney-General Robert McClelland referred the National Classification Scheme to the ALRC and asked it to conduct widespread public consultation across the community and industry.