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Philanthropic support for Artists in the Black

Artists in the Black and Arts Law have recently received a number of generous philanthropic grants from The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust, Impact100 WA, The Thyne Reid Foundation, The Annie/Danks Trust and The Besen Foundation. This funding will help expand the reach of Artists in the Black and allow us to conduct more outreach … Continued

Vale David Dalaithngu

Arts Law | Artists in the Black is deeply saddened by the passing of David Dalaithngu. One of Australia’s finest artists in any medium, Dalaithngu was a trailblazing actor, dancer, singer and painter whose work opened the door for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation in Australian film, theatre and art.  A Yolŋgu man of … Continued

Congratulations Roxanne Lorenz, Senior Solicitor

Arts Law is proud to announce that Roxanne Lorenz has been promoted to the role of Senior Solicitor. Roxanne is a valuable member of the team who has been a part of the Arts Law family for many years. Roxanne understands the commercial realities for creators and creative organisations protecting their intellectual property with first-hand … Continued

Fake Art Harms Culture – updates and the National Indigenous Visual Art Action Plan

Since 2016, following representations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and artists, key peak bodies, the Arts Law Centre of Australia, Indigenous Art Code and Copyright Agency began to explore how to best respond to concerns about the growing presence of inauthentic ‘Aboriginal style’ art and craft products and merchandise for sale across … Continued

Arts Law advocating for better protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Laws: update on Juukan Gorge Inquiry and Arts Law’s Response to the Western Australia Bill  As part of the law and policy reform work Arts Law does to advocate for better legal conditions for artists, we have been lobbying Government to better protect Indigenous cultural heritage. This area of law can be … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: yapang Emerging Art Prize 2021

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 copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize.  Entrants … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: Art Farm Birchs Bay Annual Sculpture Prize

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 copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize.  Entrants … Continued

New photographer, designer and performer contract templates

Are you a designer, photographer or performer who wants to understand more about how your relationship with clients or commissioners works? We have a range of new contract templates that can help protect your rights when working with others. We also have a new collaboration agreement that is useful for any artist or organisation looking … Continued

New additions to the Arts Law team

Please join us in welcoming three new members of the Arts Law Team. Mary Ventura has joined us in the new role of Communications Officer.  She has been busy working on making engaging content for our social media channels, our website and e-newsletter art+LAW. A student at UNSW Art & Design, Mary is currently undertaking … Continued

Vale Dr B Marika AO

It is with deep sadness that Arts Law and Artists in the Black mourn the passing of Dr B Marika AO. A Traditional Owner of the Rirratjingu clan of the Yolngu people at Yalangbara, Marika was for decades a printmaker, advocate and activist at the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia. … Continued

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