Category: Events

Review of Australian Designs System - Options Paper Released

5th December 2014

On 4 December 2014, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) released an options paper concerning the review of the Australian Designs System. The registered designs system in Australia is concerned with protecting the visual appearance of a manufactured product and has not been reviewed since the commencement of the Designs Act in 2003. 

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Upcoming Education Sessions November/December 2014

18th November 2014

Arts Law has a range of education sessions across several art forms coming up in November and December. Click the links below to register or for more information. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Website, Facebook Twitteror LinkedIn.

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Could Australia have a right to privacy in future? Watch this space!

18th September 2014

Could Australia have a right to privacy in future? Watch this space!

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Building Stronger Organisations - workshops and legal clinic for arts workers and arts organisations

18th September 2014

The Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Victorian Arts Law Consortium present 'Building Stronger Organisations', free workshops and legal clinic for arts workers and arts organisations in Melbourne on Tuesday the 28th of Victoria.

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Arts Law’s Birthday Gala: Celebrating 30 years of empowering artists

10th September 2014

On Wednesday 3 September the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala fundraiser dinner at NSW Parliament House.  The dinner, featuring art, performances, and tributes from staff, presidents, clients and supporters was a true celebration of the achievements of Arts Law in its 30 years of assisting Australia’s artists.  The evening also was a financial success raising funds for Arts Law and its service for Indigenous artists, “Artists in the Black”.

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Arts Law 30th Birthday speeches

10th September 2014

Read the speeches of Executive Director Robyn Ayres and Director of Boomalli Bronwyn Bancroft at Arts Law's 30th Birthday.

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Arts Law’s Aboriginal Art Auction - Live Now

20th August 2014

The artworks in Arts Law’s 30th birthday art auction have been ethically sourced from Aboriginal art centres from regional and remote communities around Australia. Arts Law has built relationships with these centres through the outreach work of the Artists in the Black service.

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Arts Law presents “Copyright: The International Agenda”

11th August 2014

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) together with the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc (IPSANZ) and this year joined by the Commercial Bar Association, are pleased to present our annual joint seminar. This year we are privileged to have Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), as our guest speaker who will speaking about “Copyright: The International Agenda”.

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Aboriginal Art Auction for Arts Law’s 30th Birthday Celebrations

11th August 2014

As part of Arts Law’s 30th Birthday celebrations we are holding an online auction of high quality ethically -sourced Aboriginal artworks. The auction, which will be live from this week, will run in the weeks leading up to our gala-fundraising dinner and will conclude with a live auction at the dinner on the 3rd of September. The money raised from the auction will not only go towards Artists in the Black, our legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, but will also go directly into the pocket of the artists who have created these works.

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Save the Date for Arts Law’s 30th Birthday Gala Dinner on 3 September 2014

9th July 2014

This year Arts Law is celebrating 30 years of empowering Australia’s artists. In recognition of this important milestone Arts Law is holding a 30th Birthday Gala Dinner on 3 September 2013.

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Better Get Yourself a Lawyer! A free workshop on music and law

2nd July 2014

An evening of discussion and information from Australia’s most successful music industry lawyers, representatives and advocates.

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Arts Law recognises valuable pro bono contributions to the Australian art community

6th June 2014

On Wednesday night at Artspace in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) held their annual Pro Bono Awards, recognising the enormous contribution that volunteers from across the country make to Arts Law.

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Arts Law in Alice Springs

30th May 2014

The Arts Law Centre is heading to Alice Springs to present workshops and clinics for artists and arts organisations in the region on the 10th and 11th of June, 2014.

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The Artists in the Black service receives crucial funding from the Federal Government

27th May 2014

Artists in the Black, a critical service providing legal advice and support to Indigenous artists across Australia can continue thanks to funding from the Australian Federal Government.

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‘In the Frame’ FREE film workshops in Alice Springs

22nd May 2014

Are you or your organisation considering creating a recording of a performance, people, a story? Or maybe you are an emerging film or multimedia maker wanting to learn the legal basics? The Arts Law Centre of Australia is presenting two FREE film workshop in Alice Springs.

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Free one-on-one legal advice clinic in Alice Springs

19th May 2014

Arts Law is presenting a free legal advice clinic for artists and art organisations in Alice Springs on Tuesday June 11.

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‘Artist rights and the law’ series of workshops in Marrickville

13th May 2014

Arts Law and Marrickville Council are presenting a series of FREE workshops designed for artists to gain legal perspectives and practical advice.

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Free Workshop for Visual Artists in Katherine

6th May 2014

The Arts Law Centre of Australia presents a workshop on legal issues for visual artists on Tuesday the 13th of May 2014 in Katherine, NT.

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The Arts Community Pro Bono Award 2013

5th May 2014

It’s your turn to nominate a lawyer who has assisted your Arts organisation through their pro bono services.

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Three free seminars to help demysitfy legal issues for ACT artists

23rd April 2014

Arts Law Centre of Australia will deliver three free legal seminars at Gorman Arts Centre in Canberra on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 April.  

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Free Workshops for Filmmakers in Darwin in May

11th April 2014

The Arts Law Centre of Australia and Artists in the Black are presenting two free workshops for filmmakers in Darwin on Mond12th of May.

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Laughs for Arts Comedy Fundraiser Raffle Winners

9th April 2014

Arts Law drew the winners of our raffle at the Laughs for Arts comedy fundraiser, last night the 8th of April.

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RIGHTNOW Campaign in support of the Artist’s Resale Royalty Scheme

31st March 2014

Arts Law is one of the supporters of the RIGHTNOW Campaign and Exhibition, supporting the Artists' Resale Royalty Scheme.

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Free Workshops for Indigenous Visual Artists

24th March 2014

Arts Law will be holding two Artists in the Black workshops for visual artists on the Wednesday the 9th of April at the Central Institute of Technology in Perth with Deputy Director Delwyn Everard.

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Hearts for Arts Law - Comedy Fundraiser Night!

17th March 2014

Hearts for Arts Law is proud to announce their inaugural Comedy Night!

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Raffle Winners

12th March 2014

Arts Law drew the winners for our raffle last night, the 11th of March at the conclusion of the Simon Tedeschi concert.

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Free Legal Advice Clinic in Perth

5th March 2014

The Arts Law Centre is holding free legal advice sessions for artists and art organisations in Perth on the 28th of March.

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Free workshop for filmmakers, multimedia artists and games designers in Hobart

26th February 2014

The Arts Law Centre of Australia will deliver a free workshop in Hobart for filmmakers, multimedia artists, games designers and other creators and arts organisations on the basic legal issues arising for creatives working in both traditional formats and across multiple digital platforms.

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Hobart Legal Advice Clinic

13th February 2014

Delwyn Everard, Deputy Director of Arts Law is holding FREE one on one legal advice sessions for artists and art organisations in Hobart.
 

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The Arts Law Centre Fundraising Concert with Simon Tedeschi

6th February 2014

Please join us for a fundraising concert featuring the extraordinary musical talent of pianist Simon Tedeschi. Proceeds from this event will support the essential work done by Arts Law Centre of Australia,helping Australia’s artists.

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New Information Sheets for 2014

28th January 2014

The Arts Law Centre has just created a range of useful new info sheets for the start of 2014

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Australian Copyright Council National Seminar Program 2014

22nd January 2014

The Australian Copyright Council will be holding a range of seminars throughout Australia for 2014.

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The Arts Law Centre of Australia receives Major Funding from Australia Council for the Arts

17th December 2013

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is pleased to announce triennial funding from the Australia Council for 2014-16. In 2014 Arts Law will also receive an additional $200,000 through the Australia Council’s Unfunded Excellence program.

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Launch of new Pro Bono Service, National Indigenous Art Registration Service

29th November 2013

Earlier this week Arts Law and Gadens launched a new Pro Bono program, the National Indigenous Art Registration Service. This service will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in ensuring that their artworks are correctly registered under the Personal Property and Security Register.

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Classification and Legal Advice for Game Developers Seminar

11th November 2013

Anika Valenti will be discussing legal issues for game developers next Tuesday the 19th of November from 7pm at Qantm College, Sydney.

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Arts Law Conference - ‘How the Law Can Help not Hinder Your Creative Practice’ at Sound Summit 2013

22nd October 2013

As part of Sound Summit 2013 The Arts Law Centre of Australia's Senior Solicitor Suzanne Derry will be presenting a conference on legal issues for musicians on Saturday the 9th of November.

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Art Without Borders

14th October 2013

Arts Law and Nava's partnership forum investigating the politics of freedom of expression in mainstream discourse.

When: 16th October, 6pm-8pm

Where: ACCA 111 Sturt St Southbank Melbourne

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Hearts for Arts Law fundraising screening success

3rd October 2013

Last Tuesday 24 September 2013 marked the very first Hearts for Arts Law fundraiser event; a special screening ofthe acclaimed documentary “The Crossing” at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington.

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Hearts For Arts Law Raffle Winners

25th September 2013

Congratulations to all our raffle winners who were drawn at last night's Hearts for Arts Law Film Fundraiser. 

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Official Launch of Arts Law’s Licensing Toolkit

6th September 2013

If you are at Desart Mob Symposium today please come along to the launch of Art Law's licensing toolkit a new resource for Indigenous Art Centres at 2.25pm.

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The Artists in the Black program survives following the Attorney-General’s announcement of funding

2nd September 2013

On the 2nd of September the former Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC announced the Arts Law Centre of Australia will receive $480,000 over the next four years to help continue its Artists in the Black outreach program providing legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and their communities.

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FREE Brunch and Workshops to launch new resources for Art Centres

28th August 2013

Are you going to Desart Mob this year?

If so please make time to attend Arts Law’s FREE brunch and workshop sessions on Sunday the 8th of September, starting at 10am. We will be discussing two new resources developed specifically for art centres  at Witchetty’s, Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs.

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Hearts for Arts Law invites you to a fundraising screening of “The Crossing”

13th August 2013

Hearts for Arts Law invites you to a special fundraising screening of the acclaimed film The Crossing, on the 24th of September at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington.

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Copyright Moral Rights Seminar

6th August 2013

Robyn Ayres, Director of Arts Law, is presenting a FREE interactive and online seminar on Copyright and Moral Rights for Artists.

When: Monday 2 September 7pm

Where: IMA Screening Room Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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Torres Strait Workshops for Artists

9th July 2013

Two days of workshops and talks where artists can discuss and learn more about the legal issues surrounding their artforms with Arts Law's Delwyn Everard and Donna Carstens

Dates: 23rd of July 9am - 3pm & 24th of July 10.30am - 12pm

Venue: Torres Strait Regional Authority, Torres Haus, 46 Victoria Parade

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Film Workshops

2nd July 2013

The Arts Law Centre of Australia have been running law workshops for filmmakers and screen practitioners around Australia and now they are heading to Brisbane for a free two day workshop. 

Date: 25th of July 6 - 9pm and the 26th of July 9.30am - 12pm

Venue: QPIX, 22 Warwick Street, ANNERLEY Qld 4103

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Free Legal Advice Sessions

1st July 2013

FREE one-on–one session with Delwyn Everard of the Arts Law Centre. If it’s a contract that needs explaining or tweaking, or a copyright issue, or a problem with a creditor, this is your opportunity to get some legal advice!

Date: Friday the 9th of August 2013

When: 9am - 4pm

Where: Arts NT conference room, AXA Building, Level One, 9-11 Cavenagh Street, Darwin

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22 Competitions closing in July 2013 checked

25th June 2013

Arts Law has checked the terms and conditions of 22 competitions closing in July 2013 and rated them out of 5 stars for fairness to artists.

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Don’t Delete - Freedom of Expression Seminar

18th June 2013

Arts Law and NAVA present the first of 3 national seminars on artistic freedom of expression

WHERE: Metro Arts, 109 Edward St Brisbane

WHEN: 6pm Wednesday 19th June

TICKETS: book online at foeqld.eventbrite.com or call (02) 9368 1900

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Australian Copyright Council - Working with Copyright seminar series

27th May 2013

The Australian Copyright Council will be running a series of national seminars throughout 2013.

DATES: 

Sydney: 17 – 20 June

Canberra: 25 – 26 July

Melbourne: 19 – 22 August

Perth: 16 – 18 September

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The Arts Community Pro Bono Award

22nd April 2013

Each year, Arts Law honours the lawyers who have made an outstanding contribution to the arts community, on a voluntary basis. Thirty lawyers will be presented with awards at our annual Pro Bono awards.

It’s your turn to nominate a lawyer who has assisted your Arts organisation through their pro bono services.

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Arts Law launches a new pro bono initiative for art centres: Adopt a Lawyer

22nd April 2013

At the Revealed Conference in Perth on 15 April 2013, the Arts Law Centre of Australia launched its “Adopt a Lawyer” pro bono program which will partner Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Community Arts Centres with a single law firm for a three year partnership. This program is designed to streamline the existing Artists in the Black support of art centres by facilitating a strengthened relationship between an art centre and a single law firm. The art centre can contact pro bono lawyers at one firm directly for advice on issues and lawyers  will develop a more detailed understanding of the art centre’s operations which will  position it to provide relevant commercial and timely advice.

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Revealed

10th April 2013

Arts Law's Deputy Director, Delwyn Everard, will be speaking at 'Revealed' in Perth, WA. 'Revealed' features emerging Aboriginal artists from WA. As well as a three day, art exhibition, there will be a professional development program for artists and those working in the art industry.

DATE: Monday 15 April 2013

TIME: 9am-10.30am

WHERE: Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen St Northbridge

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Answers for Artists Seminar - Alice Springs

10th April 2013

Arts Law will be hosting a general artists’ rights seminar in Alice Springs.

This seminar will deal with issues such as copyright, moral rights,
licensing and contracts, putting work online, the new PPSA legislation,
prizes and competitions!
 

DATE: Friday 17 May 2013

TIME: 9.30am-12pm

WHERE: 27 Hartley Street, Alice Springs, NT.

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Answers for Artists Seminar - Darwin

10th April 2013

Arts Law will be hosting a general artists’ rights seminar in Darwin.

This seminar will deal with issues such as copyright, moral rights,
licensing and contracts, putting work online, the new PPSA legislation,
prizes and competitions!
 

DATE: Monday 20 May 2013

TIME: 9am-11.30am

WHERE: Arts NT conference room, AXA Building, Level One, 9-11 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT.

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The Big Picture - getting your rights right!

9th April 2013

Arts Law understands that the legal issues involved in making a film are just as layered as the creative process needed to produce a film! This Arts Law seminar will inform you of the legal basics all film makers should know.

DATE: Thursday 16 May 2013

TIME: 4-6pm

WHERE: The Old Courthouse, Cnr Hartley and Parsons Streets (entry via Parsons Street), Alice Springs

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Film Law and Business Essentials Workshop

8th April 2013

Everything you need to know about the business of film

DATE: Saturday 4 May 2013, 10am - 5pm

WHERE: Iris Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Are you a filmmaker in Adelaide?  Arts Law, in partnership with the Media Resource Centre, will be conducting a 1 day film law and business workshop in Adelaide.

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Playing with the facts

7th March 2013

Arts Law session hosted by Writers Victoria

18 March 2013, Melbourne

 

Join the Arts Law Centre’s Deputy Director Delwyn Everard, barrister Stephen Rebikoff and lawyer Serena Armstrong as they debate the legal issues of writing about real people and real events.

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Working with Indigenous Artists - Perth

5th December 2012

Workshops are being held on:

5 December 2012, Perth.

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Working with Indigenous Artists

5th December 2012

14 December 2012, Adelaide.

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Arts Law nominated for the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW 2012 “Pro Bono Partnership Award”

3rd December 2012

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) and Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) were honoured in November in the “NSW 2012 Justice Awards” as nominees in the Pro Bono Partnership Award category. The ceremony was held at Sydney’s Parliament House, the event organised by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW celebrated the various contributions in improving access to justice in NSW.

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Arts Law - Answers for Artists in Brisbane

18th October 2012

Wednesday 24 October Forum – Arts Law Centre Australia

Join us at JWCoCA Fortitude Valley to hear about the latest information on copyright laws and other arts law issues.

  • Copyright –issues in digital environment
  • Resale royalties –how does it work?
  • Personal Property Securities Act – what do you need to do?
  • Prizes and competitions – the good and the bad

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Arts Law congratulates WetlandCare Australia on the National Art and Photography Competition!

17th October 2012

Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch over contractual obligations and terms and conditions of competitions and prizes for artists in Australia and internationally.  Art Law often contacts the sponsors of these competitions and prizes urging them to amend their terms and conditions to be fairer to entrants, especially where copyright and moral rights are affected.

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Working with Indigenous Artists - Brisbane

17th October 2012

On Monday 22 October 2012, a workshop to help understand and implement best practice will be conducted

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Working with Indigenous Artists - Sydney

3rd October 2012

On Monday 15 October 2012, a workshop to help understand and implement best practice will be conducted

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Working with Indigenous Artists - Alice Springs

19th September 2012

On Friday 5 October 2012, a workshop to help understand and implement best practice will be conducted

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Working with Indigenous Artists - Victoria workshops

19th September 2012

On Tuesday 2 October 2012, a workshop to help understand and implement best practice will be conducted

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Working with Indigenous Artists

18th September 2012

A workshop to help understand and implement best practice

Do you work with Indigenous artists and creators or use their work in your resources, products, promotional material etc?

Arts Law will be conducting a workshop for people in Government, the educational sector, libraries, museums, galleries and other institutions whg with Indigenous creatives.

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Layered like a good film

16th August 2012

The Arts Law Centre of Australia supported by Screen Australia, Screen Territory and Film and Television Association of the NT (FATANT) present a seminar covering 'law basics' for filmakers on Friday 7 September 2012. Alice Springs, NT.

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Getting Up to Speed

3rd July 2012

Victorian Professional Development Day on Friday 27 July

Do you manage fundamental issues concerning: copyright, artist agreements, auspicing, governance and reporting, online protocols and much more? This vital and informative Professional Development Day addresses and provides resources to handle these arts business topics.

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Positions Vacant

25th June 2012

Arts Law is currently seeking candidates for the position of Solicitor (FTE).

Closing date 24 August 2012

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NCPIC’s new terms and conditions 10 May 2012

10th May 2012

The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has now released a new set of terms and conditions for the 2012 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Competition following feedback from Arts Law. Arts Law had contacted the NCPIC to discuss some changes which they could implement to make these terms and conditions more fair for the entrants. The NCPIC have made a number of these recommended changes. Importantly, the terms and conditions now do not require that non winning or finalist entries give up any of their rights in the songs they submit. If you are considering entering the competition and would like advice about the terms and conditions before you do so, please get in touch with Arts Law to use our document review service.

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The National Cultural Policy Postponed!

9th May 2012

The National Cultural Policy Postponed!

It’s nearly 20 years since the release of Paul Keating’s “Creative Nation” and the art sector had hoped that the Federal Government was releasing its new strategic vision for the arts with the Budget. It wasn’t. Apparently, as the Age reported last week, current fiscal constraints are such that  “there are no spare funds to allocate to a new arts policy” at the moment.  However, Arts Minister Simon Crean has assured the arts sector that the Policy will be finalised later this year and will take into account the findings of the recent Convergence Review and the forthcoming review of the Australia Council. Arts Law is a member of lobby group ArtsPeak which has made submissions on the draft policy.

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Arts Law Congratulates the WA Music Industry Association WAM Song of the Year Competition

9th May 2012

 

Arts Law Congratulates the WA Music Industry Association on the WAM Song of the Year Competition

Arts Law often contacts the sponsors of arts prizes and competitions urging them to amend their terms and conditions so that they are fairer to entrants and don’t result in a ‘rights grab’ from artists who don’t end up winning anything. We didn’t have to do anything when we looked at the WAM Song of the Year competition terms. It doesn’t take any more from the musicians entering the competition than it needs to. We couldn’t find anything unfair hidden in the small print. Rights are licensed only by the  category nominees who allow their songs to be posted online for public voting and category winners whose songs may be included on the compilation CD. Unsuccessful entrants don’t give up any copyright- not even a licence. Well done WA Music!!

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NCIPC to re-examine the terms and conditions of its Indigenous music competition

30th April 2012

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.

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Auburn Artists Network

30th April 2012

Auburn Artists Network invites you to attend a FREE guest presentation from Senior Solicitor Rebecca Laubi from the Arts Law Centre of Australia. The presentation will cover a number of legal topics relating to your practice as an artist. Legal topics include:

  • Copyright
  • Moral rigjts
  • Using copyright material belonging to others and allowing others to use your own copyright material

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Resale Royalty payments pass $400,000 – Arts Law congratulates the Copyright Agency!!

23rd April 2012

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. 

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ALCA is proud to announce the establishment of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.

23rd April 2012

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.

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Seminars on the Personal Property Securities Act

23rd April 2012

Arts Law are holding seminars during May in Sydney and Melbourne, on the impact of the Personal Property Securities Act on artists who deliver works on consignment to a commercial gallery or on loan for an exhibition.

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Mabel King exhibition to take place after agreement is reached with the Public Trustee

23rd April 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.

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Law of the Written Word

19th April 2012

Join Arts Law Centre of Australia Executive Director, Robyn Ayres, and guest practitioners Barrister James Samargis and Dr Mark Williams as they discuss a broad range of topical Arts Law issues affecting writers.

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System Upgrade

5th April 2012

Dear Arts Law Supporters,

We are currently doing a system upgrade. As a result, over the next couple of weeks our ability to answer your query as quickly as usual will be affected. We endeavour to get back to our usual response time as soon as we can. Your patience during this period will be greatly appreciated.

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Arts Law Pro Bono Awards

4th April 2012

Earlier this week on 2 April 2012 Arts Law held its annual Pro Bono Awards Night to celebrate the wonderful support it received from Australia's lawyers who volunteered their time to the arts community in 2011.

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Personal Property Securities

21st March 2012

Arts Law comments about the impacts of the Personal Property Securities Act and Register.

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National Indigenous Photo-Media Forum

27th January 2012

The Forum will present emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander photographers and photo-media artists with the opportunity to join key photo-media industry specialists, artists and educators from across Australia.

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Report on the development of the National Performing Arts Touring Framework

24th January 2012

Commissioned by the Australia Council to develop a framework for national touring, Harley Stumm and Rick Heath from Arts Strategy, Planning & Project Mangagement have talled with over 300 people from throughout the performing arts touring sector regading the development of the Australia Council's National Touring Framework.

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Copyright Agency’s 2012 Annual Seminar: Digital Publishing Today

19th January 2012

Copyright Agency’s 2012 annual seminar, Digital Publishing Today, will be held in Melbourne on Thursday 23 February at the State Library of Victoria.

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Australia’s Health 2012 Art Competition

23rd December 2011

Arts Law has recently become aware of a competition with some unfavourable terms and conditions for artist entrants, and would like to inform artists of the  consequences of these unfavourable terms and conditions so you can make a more informed decision about whether you wish to enter or not.

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Safeguarding Cultural Heritage - The Case of the Sacred Wandjina

20th December 2011

Delwyn Everard, Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia discusses the challenges Aboriginal communities face in protecting their cultural heritage.

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ALRC Classification Review Submission - November 2011

3rd November 2011

Arts Law's submission to the Law Reform Commission Classification Review.

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The Arts Law Centre of Australia’s 2011 Tasmanian Tour

26th September 2011

Arts Tasmania in partnership with The Arts Law Centre of Australia is pleased to invite you to a series of free information sessions with Robyn Ayres on issues concerning the law and the arts.

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It’s a cut - legal issues for Film Makers

13th September 2011

Are you a Film maker or budding Film maker? Know how to protect your rights! Multicultural Arts Victoria, Youthworx and Arts Law Centre of Australia (ALCA) present a workshop on 21st September 2011.

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Stay Tuned: legal issues for musicians

13th September 2011

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Music Victoria, APRA and Arts Law Centre of Australia present a legal information session for musicians on 21st September 2011.

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Walking a Tightrope – Rights and Risks in the Performing Arts

9th September 2011

Co-presented by the Arts Law Centre of Australia, Theatre Network Victoria, Ausdance Victoria and the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association, with a presentation by senior solicitor Rebecca Laubi. Issues to be covered include copyright and moral rights, online distribution and OHS (insurances etc). There will be Q and A and a facilitated discussion with the attendees.

THE WORKSHOP IS FREE

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Bush Band Business

6th September 2011

In conjunction with Music NT and Alice Desert Festival, National arts grant fund The Seed is proud to support the 2011 Bush Bands Business.

Bush Bands Business is a series of workshops for Indigenous musicians and technicians who are preparing for the Bush Bands Bash concert, a major live performance event held at the annual Alice Springs Desert Festival.

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2011 iNTune Alice Springs Music Conference – the second!

6th September 2011

As the sun sets on iNTune Darwin for another year, the Alice Springs music community gears up for its very own 2011  iNTune Alice Springs Music Conference – the second!

The three-day event promises even more music mentoring, masterclasses, panel discussions and flagship live n’ local music showcases.

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National Human Rights Action Plan

2nd September 2011

The Federal Government is developing a National Human Rights Action Plan to outline future action for the promotion and protection of human rights. Part of this Action Plan was the Baseline Study survey on the experience and protection of human rights in Australia. Arts Law contributed a submission identifying issues relevant to the arts.

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ICEbreaker #3 LAW FACTS - FREE

2nd September 2011

ICE Creative Hub presents

ICEbreaker #3 :: Law Facts

What do creative entrepreneurs, artists and cultural producers need to know about the law? Where do you access legal documents like contracts, releases, and collaborator agreements?

During your creative career you will come across all kinds of legal questions from what your business structure should be through to your moral rights.

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TOP 10 ISSUES AFFECTING INDIGENOUS ARTISTS

15th August 2011

Arts Law created Solid Arts as an online Indigenous intellectual property resource with free legal tools and practical advice to help Indigenous artists and those working with them to better understand legal issues relevant to Indigenous art and intellectual property.

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Film and Law Seminar - WA

1st August 2011

Arts Law will be presenting a Film and the Law seminar at the Film and Television Institute of Western Australia. Wednesday 17 August 2011 - FREE.

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