Professional Development Opportunities for Arts Organisations

We all know that the greatest investment in an organisation is to invest in our people. Arts Law has noticed a trend in arts organisations wanting to implement law-focused professional development training for their staff. We can provide targeted, helpful education to your staff to develop their legal understanding of artists’ rights and help you … Continued

Woorabinda Art Centre opens

2021 is Queensland’s official Year of Indigenous Tourism and now Central Queensland has a new destination to mark on the map with the opening of the Woorabinda Arts gallery on 3 March 2021. Our own Donna Robinson, Senior Lawyer, was lucky enough to attend the opening of the new gallery. The completion of the first … Continued

What’s next for Arts Law and the Facebook News Ban?

Last Thursday Australians woke up to find news content completely scrubbed from their Facebook feeds. As has now been widely reported the ban also extended to a host of organisations that could not be considered “news media”. Arts Law was one of these unfortunate organisations.  Many regional/remote artists, small arts organisations and Aboriginal and Torres … Continued

SUBMISSION: Senate Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries

The Arts Law Centre of Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond in respect of Inquiry into Australia’s creative and cultural industries and institutions including, but not limited to, Indigenous, regional, rural and community based organisations. Arts Law broadly supports the Inquiry’s attention to the relevant economic factors in the current creative climate in Australia, particularly … Continued

Arts Law Allies Launch

On 6 October we are hosting a livestream event to launch our new Arts Law Allies program. Arts Law Allies are passionate advocates who help support Arts Law to strengthen value and respect for arts and culture to make a better world. This livestream fundraising event will feature artists and supporters of Arts Law talking … Continued

Confused about Copyright and the Aboriginal Flag?

The Aboriginal Flag has been under the spotlight since the AFL announced they would not be using the flag in their 2020 Indigenous Round. But why and how is the Aboriginal Flag different to other flags? Unlike the Australian flag (and those of other countries for instance) the copyright in the Aboriginal Flag is privately … Continued

Funding secured for Artists in the Black and new project Licensing the Right Way

Arts Law is pleased to announce that we have secured $550,000 over five years through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program to support Artists in the Black and a new project Licensing the Right Way. This new project will improve licensing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and build best practice … Continued

Changes coming to the Australian Copyright Act

The Federal Government has announced its intention to move ahead with copyright reforms. According to a recent press release the changes aim to provide a more flexible and adaptable framework that will better support the needs of Australian copyright users to access content in an increasingly digital environment. Arts Law is concerned about any reform … Continued


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