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:

 
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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