Legal resources

Arts Law publishes a range of legal resources including:

  • Frequently asked questions drawn from Arts Law lawyers experience answering over two thousand requests for legal advice yearly on a broad range of issues from copyright to moral rights to contracts and name protection.
     
  • Information sheets on a wide range of legal issues and arts practices.
     
  • Sample agreements created to assist low income creators and organisations in drafting contracts suitable for their needs.
     
  • Checklists and guides which provide a brief overview of the legal issues artists should be aware of and consider in specific situations.
     
  • art+LAW is Arts Law’s flagship publication providing up-to-date information on the legal world as it relates to the arts.
     
  • The articles page collates a selection of articles written for ART+law and other publications that have continued relevance for artists.
     
  • Fantastic resource books available for purchase.
     
  • Artists in the Black (AITB) is a legal service for Indigenous artists, communities and arts organisations. It was established by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) in 2004 in response to the needs of the Indigenous arts community.
     
  • Creative enterprise hubs in NSW, a suite of documents prepared by Arts Law at the request of Arts NSW contains useful information sheets and sample agreements for setting up creative enterprise hubs in NSW by using empty space.
     
  • Raw Law is a resource created in partnership with Arts Access Victoria to provide accessible legal information for people who experience major barriers to participating in the arts.
     
  • Edited transcripts or reports on seminars held by Arts Law provide information on various topics.

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