Law and Policy Reform

Arts Law aims to provide targeted, quality advocacy on law and policy reform for the benefit of the creative sector. This is done through:

  1. identification and prioritisation of legal issues affecting the arts community;
  2. research and making of submissions; 
  3. development of relationships with the government, media, arts sector and other relevant bodies; and
  4. lobbying to influence the decision making of government and other bodies.

Arts Law’s advocacy work is informed through being unique in the service we provide, straddling the worlds of both art and law and representing a large group of Australian artists.  In undertaking advocacy on law and policy reform, Arts Law’s goal is to increase the rights afforded to artists and promote their ability to access those rights. Information and submissions concerning Arts Law’s advocacy work in relation to specific issues can be found in the Category listings. 

Recent advocacy projects:

 
Arts Law & Artists in the Black go on Outreach Arts Law & Artists in the Black go on Outreach
24th April 2019

Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, and King & Wood Mallesons pro bono lawyers, John Swinson and Karen Litherland travelled to remote Northern Territory earlier this month to visit three First Nations art centres. Visiting the art centres of Jilamara and Munupi on Melville Island and Bula’bula Arts in... more

Review: 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards Review: 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards
15th April 2019

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards. This is an annual competition conducted by the Northern Territory Library (the “Library”), which consists of seven different awards. The deadline for this competition is Monday 29 April 2019 and entries are open... more

My Rode Cast 2019 Competition Review My Rode Cast 2019 Competition Review
28th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of My RØDE Cast 2019, a competition being run out of New South Wales. The deadline for this competition is 12 March 2019. It is an international competition (with the exception of certain listed countries).   This is an inaugural competition for podcasters,... more

2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award
25th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 run by the Wangaratta Art Gallery (the Gallery) in Victoria.  The competition is currently open with a submission deadline of 1 March 2019, 5pm AEST. The competition is open to all Australian professional practicing artists working... more

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019
20th February 2019

Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2019 which is a national photography prize out of NSW organised by the Moran Arts Foundation (MAF). more

Review: Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019 Review: Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019
18th February 2019

Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s... more

Submission: City of Sydney’s Proposed Changes to Busking in Sydney Submission: City of Sydney’s Proposed Changes to Busking in Sydney
30th November 2018

Last month, the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) had the opportunity to comment on the City of Sydney’s proposed changes to its Busking Policy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Practice Policy and Protocols. The submissions are currently being reviewed by the City of Sydney... more

 
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