19 December
Songtourage performing at Laugh Your Arts Off 2019 . Photo by Lee Elsdon © Arts Law.

Fundraising Wrap-Up 2019

We are so grateful for our generous supporters and partners who help us to empower artists through the law. Arts Law hosted two fundraising events this year. In April, we held our annual Pro Bono Awards at Dentons to recognise the outstanding contribution of the volunteer lawyers and professionals on our pro bono panel. In October, we held our biennial Art Sale at 6 St James Chambers where we presented an exclusive selection of incredible artworks from across Australia. We also held a fundraising raffle with stunning works from artists Danie Mellor, Bronwyn Bancroft and Trevor Richards.

The Hearts for Arts Law (HFAL) committee were an invaluable asset in 2019, hosting three successful fundraising events which highlighted the breadth of creative communities that Arts Law supports. These included ‘Stage and the Law’ an expert industry panel on live stage events, a film screening of Warwick Thornton’s ‘We Don’t Need a Map’ and the annual ‘Laugh Your Arts Off’ comedy night.

We are also incredibly grateful for the organisations who fundraised on behalf of Arts Law. Colin Biggers & Paisley held a Graduate Fundraising Challenge in support of Arts Law’s Artists in the Black program. LAWSKI, an annual three-day skiing and social event for lawyers, nominated Arts Law as the 2019 charity partner. Arts Law was thrilled to take part in the live fundraising event organised by The Funding Network.

Arts Law were honoured to receive Vice Regal Patronage from Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC Governor of New South Wales.  

Finally, we’d like to thank all our donors and Guardian Angels. Without your support we would not be able to deliver such high quality legal services for the Australian arts community.

Guardian Angels

Donations of $5,000 or more

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation
College of Law
The Hon David Levine AO RFD QC
King & Wood Mallesons
Macquarie Bank Limited
NSW Young Lawyers
Bronwyn Bancroft
Danie Mellor

Donations of $1,000 – $4,999

The Hon Margaret Beazley AO QC
Carol Webster SC
Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Charles Alexander
David & Judith Minty
David Studdy
Edward Crennan
Francois Kunc SC
George Palmer
Georgia Carter
Jackie O’Brien
Karen Iles
Linda Branton
Mark Dempsey SC
Martin Place Chambers
Mary Hill
Michael Cranitch
Michelle Gibbings
Norma Leslie
Olivia Boyages
The Hon Peter Heerey AM QC
Richard Lancaster SC
Shane Simpson AM
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
St George Bank
Steven Boyages