On the 30th of April 2019, lawyers from across Australia were honoured for their contribution to the Australian arts community at Arts Law Centre of Australia's (Arts Law) annual pro bono awards.
Arts Law said goodbye to Artists in the Black Coordinator Bibi Barba last month when she left the organisation to focus on her art business.
Bibi joined Arts Law in 2017 to take up the role of Artists in the Black coordinator and has been a valued member of the team and will be missed.
Arts Law CEO, Robyn Ayres, and King & Wood Mallesons pro bono lawyers, John Swinson and Karen Litherland travelled to remote Northern Territory earlier this month to visit three First Nations art centres.
Visiting the art centres of Jilamara and Munupi on Melville Island and Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, Arnhem Land, Robyn, John and Karen worked with local artists and art centre managers to assist with contracts, draft wills and deliver education workshops.
This month, Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awards. This is an annual competition conducted by the Northern Territory Library (the “Library”), which consists of seven different awards.
The deadline for this competition is Monday 29 April 2019 and entries are open generally to residents of the Northern Territory (with the exception of the Library’s staff).
Arts Law is holding a raffle to raise funds for Arts Law and Artists in the Black’s services within the arts community.
With stunning works from artists Danie Mellor, Bronwyn Bancroft and Trevor Richards, tickets for the raffle will be on sale from April 1st until April 30. The winners will be drawn at the Pro Bono Awards night, April 30 at the conclusion of the event at Dentons Law Firm in Sydney
First place artwork is ‘Symphony (requiem) 2016’ by Danie Mellor valued at $14,000, second place is artwork ‘Earth, Wind, Fire and Water’ by Bronwyn Bancroft valued at $1,800, and third place ‘Untitled 4 (saltshed series) by Trevor Richards valued at $900.
Copyright, contracts and the need for passion to work within the arts industry were just a few of the topics discussed between panellists and audience members when the annual Hearts for Arts Law fundraising event was held last week.
Facilitated by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), Hearts for Arts Law and NSW Young Lawyers Communications Entertainment and Technology (CET) Committee the event was a Q&A panel session covering 'Stage and the law' at Giant Dwarf in Redfern.
Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of My RØDE Cast 2019, a competition being run out of New South Wales.
The deadline for this competition is 12 March 2019. It is an international competition (with the exception of certain listed countries).
This is an inaugural competition for podcasters, where each entrant creates and submits an original 1–2 minute podcast for judging. The podcasts may be on any subject, in any creative format.
This competition is free to enter and offers several impressive prizes and an opportunity for exposure.
Arts Law has rated this competition 4 out of 5 stars.
Arts Law has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 run by the Wangaratta Art Gallery (the Gallery) in Victoria.
The competition is currently open with a submission deadline of 1 March 2019, 5pm AEST. The competition is open to all Australian professional practicing artists working in textile media.
Arts Law has rated this competition 4.5 out of 5 stars.
We have reviewed the terms and conditions of the Maari Ma Indigenous Art Awards 2019 in New South Wales.
Last month, the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) had the opportunity to comment on the City of Sydney’s proposed changes to its Busking Policy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Practice Policy and Protocols. The submissions are currently being reviewed by the City of Sydney which will report back with the key outcomes.