AITB Outreach in Arnhem Land

In June Arts Law went on an outreach trip to Arnhem Land and as part of our Artists in the Black program and as part of our partnership with Indigenous Fashion Projects which is part of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.  We are working with IFP developing best practice resources for artists and designers wishing … Continued

Welcome Jo-Anne Driessens.

Arts Law would like to welcome Jo-Anne Driessens to the team as our new Artists in the Black Coordinator. Jo-Anne was raised in Brisbane, Queensland and has been a practicing photographer for 25 years. Completing a 4 year Photography cadetship at the State Library of Queensland in 1999, Jo-Anne has also worked across various arts … Continued

Art Farm Birchs Bay Annual Sculpture Prize 2022

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Art Farm Birchs Bay Annual Sculpture Prize in Tasmania. Read the terms and conditions of this competition here. The deadline for this competition is 15 August 2022.   What is the rating?  Arts Law has awarded the competition 5 stars out of 5. Read on … Continued

Arts Law comes to South Australia

Senior Solicitor Roxanne Lorenz, has just returned from a whirlwind trip to South Australia.   Shortly after arriving in Adelaide, Roxanne delivered a workshop as part of JamFactory’s Associate Program. The program creates professional development opportunities for artists and makers to help them build thriving arts careers. Roxanne spoke about issues such as trade marks, design … Continued

Advocacy at Arts Law – how we help protect your rights

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 (ICIP). As Australia’s … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2022

This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2022. Read the terms and conditions of this competition here.   Arts Law contacted Allen & Unwin with recommendations to make the terms and conditions of this award more artist friendly. Unfortunately, the organisers did not wish to discuss their terms with … Continued

AITB Outreach in Roebourne and Port Hedland

Over the next couple of weeks Arts Law lawyers, Donna Robinson and Rob Bitmead are travelling to Roebourne and Port Hedland as part of our AITB outreach program.  We will be visiting art centres and Indigenous language centres in the area to meet up with our clients and give legal advice clinics to advise artists … Continued

2022 Pro Bono Awards Winners Announced!

Congratulations to all our 2022 Pro Bono Award winners. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces join us for another in person celebration at King & Wood Mallesons Sydney office last week. Rebecca Stanley, Senior Associate and Coordinator of the Arts Law Document Review Service at KWM welcomed us along with our guests, … Continued

Insurance claims in the aftermath of floods

If you are an artist affected by the recent South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales flooding, you should be aware of how to maximise your chances of insurance coverage during an extraordinary catastrophe or natural disaster.   Understanding your policy   It is necessary you understand how your policy defines flood, storm or rainwater damage.  Some … Continued

What is an NFT?

This month, by popular demand, Arts Law created a new information sheet on Non-Fungible Tokens or “NFTs”. While NFTs are booming and becoming more and more popular, there is still a lot of confusion about how they work. We hope that this sheet will introduce artists to the diverse and complex world of NFTs, and … Continued