COVID-19 Resources and Support for 2021

I Lost My Gig Australia estimates that 23,000 gigs have been cancelled in Australia since 1 July 2021 leading to a combined loss of income of over $63 million. Only 7% of artists and arts organisations are operating at pre-pandemic levels. These startling statistics outline the impact that the latest round of lockdowns has had … Continued

Buy 3 Get 20% Off Contract Templates

We conducted a survey earlier this year to find out what you wanted to see more of in art+LAW and many of you told us you want more contract templates. You’ll see that this month we’ve featured four of our most popular templates. To set you up with all the contract templates you may need … Continued

Artists are winners thanks to Arts Law prize reviews

Arts Law is committed to advocating for artists’ rights, part of this work involved reviewing the terms and conditions of art competitions and prizes and giving them a rating out of five. Many artists rely on prizes and competitions to raise their professional profiles in addition to the cash prizes and other opportunities that come … Continued

More than a word: Arts Law making actions towards Reconciliation

To mark the start of Reconciliation Week, Artists in the Black Coordinator John Waight organised for our team to visit the Australian Museum to visit Unsettled, an historic exhibition of First Nations art and cultural objects, led and informed by First Nations voices and perspectives. Incisive and thoroughly researched, the show was an important opportunity … Continued

Outreach in the Torres Strait

Arts Law travelled to the Torres Strait in May 2021 in the first outreach trip to art centres in the region this year. With the generous support of law firm King & Wood Mallesons senior solicitor Donna Robinson travelled with solicitor Rebecca Stanley to Moa Arts and Badu Arts. We prepared wills for artists and discussed various … Continued

Arts Law at the 2021 Desart Conference

The annual Desart Conference was held in Alice Springs on 30 and 31 March 2021. Everyone was delighted to attend after it went online last year. This conference was a mixture of face to face and online attendance. It went very well with a good positive atmosphere as the 100 or so attendees relished the … Continued

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