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

Arts Law 2021 Art Auction in Review

As our major yearly fundraising event Arts Law held our first ever online art auction this October. We set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 for artists and for Arts Law. After some nail-biting last minute bids, when the auction finally closed, we had surpassed our goal with a grand total of $118,943. This makes … Continued

Darwin Art Fair Foundation in collaboration with Arts Law

Arts Law is collaborating with the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) on the development of various resources for Indigenous artists, art centres and arts organisations for use when engaging, or considering engaging, with a designer or fashion house in developing an artist’s images on textiles and fashion items. IP Australia is also a key partner … Continued

Cyber Security Awareness

October is Cyber Security Awareness month. A good time to be reminded of our cyber security needs, especially as we’re all receiving more and more fake emails and texts to track deliveries, take up marketing offers and what not.  Cyber scams such as ransomware are on the rise with hackers gaining control of your data … 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

Changes to Superannuation Rules, 1 July 2021

Super Guarantee Rate Rise The Super Guarantee rate rose from 9.5% to 10% on 1 July 2021. If you are an employer, from 1 July you need to pay your employees minimum superannuation (the Super Guarantee) calculated as 10% of their eligible earnings, to their nominated super account.  Remember that if you pay contractors mainly for their labour, they are employees for Super Guarantee purposes and you may need to pay superannuation to a super account for them.  … Continued

Lockdown Update – Legal advice services unaffected

It is again a trying time for many artists, arts organisations and communities with parts of the country facing lockdowns for the first time in a year. Rest assured that Arts Law will be continuing our legal advice services throughout any lockdowns. Artists and arts organisations who have any legal issues or questions they would … Continued

Arts Law completes their first year of partnership with First Languages Australia

Arts Law has just completed our first year of partnership with First Languages Australia and their 30 plus Indigenous language centre members.  During the first year of the partnership, our focus was on developing templates and materials to support language centres in carrying out their activities in addition to legal advice where needed and leading … Continued