July 2013 Competitions Checked

Arts Law has checked the terms and conditions of 22 competitions closing in July 2013 and rated them out of 5 stars for fairness to artists.

The Arts Community Pro Bono Award

Each year, Arts Law honours the lawyers who have made an outstanding contribution to the arts community, on a voluntary basis. Thirty lawyers will be presented with awards at our annual Pro Bono awards.

It’s your turn to nominate a lawyer who has assisted your Arts organisation through their pro bono services.

Arts Law launches a new pro bono initiative for art centres: Adopt a Lawyer

At the Revealed Conference in Perth on 15 April 2013, the Arts Law Centre of Australia launched its “Adopt a Lawyer” pro bono program which will partner Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Community Arts Centres with a single law firm for a three year partnership. This program is designed to streamline the existing Artists in the Black support of art centres by facilitating a strengthened relationship between an art centre and a single law firm. The art centre can contact pro bono lawyers at one firm directly for advice on issues and lawyers  will develop a more detailed understanding of the art centre’s operations which will  position it to provide relevant commercial and timely advice.


Arts Law's Deputy Director, Delwyn Everard, will be speaking at 'Revealed' in Perth, WA. 'Revealed' features emerging Aboriginal artists from WA. As well as a three day, art exhibition, there will be a professional development program for artists and those working in the art industry.

DATE: Monday 15 April 2013

TIME: 9am-10.30am

WHERE: Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen St Northbridge

The Big Picture – getting your rights right!

Arts Law understands that the legal issues involved in making a film are just as layered as the creative process needed to produce a film! This Arts Law seminar will inform you of the legal basics all film makers should know.

DATE: Thursday 16 May 2013

TIME: 4-6pm

WHERE: The Old Courthouse, Cnr Hartley and Parsons Streets (entry via Parsons Street), Alice Springs

Film Law and Business Essentials Workshop

Everything you need to know about the business of film

DATE: Saturday 4 May 2013, 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Iris Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Are you a filmmaker in Adelaide?  Arts Law, in partnership with the Media Resource Centre, will be conducting a 1 day film law and business workshop in Adelaide.

Playing with the facts

Arts Law session hosted by Writers Victoria

18 March 2013, Melbourne


Join the Arts Law Centre’s Deputy Director Delwyn Everard, barrister Stephen Rebikoff and lawyer Serena Armstrong as they debate the legal issues of writing about real people and real events.

Arts Law nominated for the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW 2012 “Pro Bono Partnership Award”

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) and Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) were honoured in November in the “NSW 2012 Justice Awards” as nominees in the Pro Bono Partnership Award category. The ceremony was held at Sydney’s Parliament House, the event organised by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW celebrated the various contributions in improving access to justice in NSW.

WetlandCare Australia on the National Art and Photography Competition

Arts Law maintains an ongoing watch over contractual obligations and terms and conditions of competitions and prizes for artists in Australia and internationally.  Art Law often contacts the sponsors of these competitions and prizes urging them to amend their terms and conditions to be fairer to entrants, especially where copyright and moral rights are affected.

Layered like a good film

The Arts Law Centre of Australia supported by Screen Australia, Screen Territory and Film and Television Association of the NT (FATANT) present a seminar covering 'law basics' for filmakers on Friday 7 September 2012. Alice Springs, NT.