Looking at Our Impact – how Arts Law makes a difference

We’ve been thinking about how our work impacts the people that we support. Arts Law is a “for purpose” organisation. That means that making a difference is what we are here to do, and measuring that difference is a key part of knowing we’re “doing it right”. It’s not just about measuring service delivery stats, … Continued

Help support Australia’s artists this EOFY

Arts Law believes that all artists should have access to justice. Our goal is to improve the rights of artists and build value and respect for arts and culture. Help us empower artists to know their rights, build sustainable arts practices and make the world a better place for all of us.  If you love … Continued

Using plants and animals in your artwork? You might need a permit

If you’re an artist that uses natural plant or animal materials in your work, did you know that depending on where you found it, you might need a licence or permit to do so? This is a particularly important issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists who often use native seeds, feathers, skins, bones, … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: The Best Australian Yarn 2022

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Best Australia Yarn 2022 (the Competition) in Western Australia. Read the terms and conditions (T&Cs) of this Competition here.  The deadline for this Competition is 31 May 2022.   What is the rating?  Arts Law has awarded the Competition 4 stars out of 5. … Continued

Welcome Rob Bitmead

Arts Law are pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Bitmead as our first WA-based Solicitor. Rob will be based in Perth and traveling throughout the state to deliver outreach, education and our Artists in the Black wills project. Rob has a law degree from Murdoch University, WA and holds a Masters degree in International … Continued

Commission VS Licence. Arts Law can help you do both.

Does someone want to commission your work? Do you need a licence and how are they different? Arts Law has published a new contract template for artists who are being commissioned to create an artwork, and the commissioner wants to reproduce and communicate the artwork. This can apply to digital or physical works. The commissioner … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: Very Short Film Festival 2022

This month, Arts Law reviewed the terms and conditions of the Very Short Film Festival (VSFF). Arts Law reached out to Artology, the organiser of the festival, to make this competition’s terms and conditions even more artist friendly. We were delighted that the organisers of the Festival took on board some of our suggestions. The deadline … Continued

Welcome Courtney Duddleston

Just before Christmas last year we welcomed Courtney Duddleston to the Arts Law team. Courtney is our Finance and Operations Manager.  She oversees the day-to-day operations of the Arts Law office, driving all financial and operational activities. I am incredibly excited to be working at Arts Law. I have a particular interest for literary fiction … Continued

Superannuation changes

If you’re a freelance artist that makes their income from different gigs, or are an employer that pays artists on an individual basis and aren’t sure how that affects your superannuation obligations, you should be aware of the new changes to eligibility for the super guarantee. What is superannuation? Superannuation is a regular payment made … Continued

Pitfalls and Prizes for video artists

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, artists of all stripes have lost income and opportunities to share their work with the public. For many artists, this has led them to enter prizes and competitions, many of which have continued in an altered form during the pandemic in Australia. The Archibald Prize, for example, saw … Continued