Law and Policy Reform

Arts Law is a trusted advocate for artists’ rights and we recommend changes to the law to benefit the arts sector. Our goal is to improve the rights of artists and their access to justice. We also aim to ensure recognition and better protection and respect for Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

As Australia’s only community legal centre for the arts we are in a unique position to connect the arts world and legal community. Arts Law’s powerful voice comes from our experience working with Australian artists for over 38 years.

Some of our current advocacy projects include:

The ‘Fake Art Harms Culture’ campaign was created to address the concern of widespread sale of works that have the ‘look and feel’ of being Indigenous but actually have no connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Get involved in the Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign

Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch of terms and conditions in prizes and competitions for artists in Australia and overseas and gives those terms and conditions a rating out of 5 stars.

Find out more about our prize and competition reviews

Latest news about Law and Policy Reform

SUBMISSION: Select Committee on Adopting AI

On 10 May 2024 Arts Law made a submission to the Select Committee on Adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI). The committee called for submissions about the opportunities for and impact on Australia arising out of the uptake of AI technologies in Australia. Our submission focused on the impact of generative AI technologies on artists. Generative AI … Continued

Have Your Say on New Laws to Address Fake Art

Arts Law encourages everyone, and in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations, to have their say – tell the Government about the changes that you would like to see. 

PRIZE REVIEW: Harden Art Prize 2024

This month, Arts law has reviewed the terms and conditions for entry of the Harden Art Prize 2024. The deadline to enter is February 16.

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