Many artists create and engage in works which involve children as subjects, performers, students or co-creators. Arts Law supports working with children protocols which operate in the interests of protecting children from harm and exploitation. However, Arts Law does not support protocols which create unnecessary burdens on artists which would restrict the creation and exhibition or publication of legitimate works of art in circumstances where children are not at risk. Censorship of art in the context of child protection must be proportionate and necessary.
Arts Law submission to the Australia Council for the Arts about working with children protocols.
Arts Law submission to the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General on proposed changes to artistic merit defence in NSW.
Arts Law submission to Australia Council for the Arts on the Protocols for working with children in art.