This checklist is designed to help you, the maker, have better and more complete contracts with the people or businesses who commission you, and is a starting point for dealing with some of the key issues to be aware of when being commissioned to make pieces/works/designs for a
Public art commissions create exciting opportunities for artists, allow Australians to enjoy aesthetically beautiful environments, and stimulate community engagement with the arts. Learn how to get the most benefit to yourself as an artist, your council and your community.
Information sheet outlining how you can protect your designs under the copyright regime and the design regime.
This sample Copyright Licensing Agreement should be used when a person who owns the copyright in creative content wishes to give permission to another person to use their content (whether a visual artwork, text, music, film or other content) in a particular way. This agreement is based on the assumption…
This sample Image Reproduction Licence for Merchandise should be used when a visual artist agrees to licence an existing visual image (such as a painting, a print, a drawing, a photograph or a still multimedia image) for multiple reproduction (such as on greeting cards, posters, t-shirts or a CD-ROM or…
If you are owed money and it hasn't been paid, the first step is to send a letter of demand. This is a template which you can adapt. It is free for Arts Law for subscribers.
Corporate sponsorship is assuming an increasingly important role in the arts. This guide outlines the different forms of sponsorship that an artist or arts organisation may need to seek from a commercial organisation and what should be included in a sponsorship agreement.
This resource includes information on partnerships, including key issues to be considered within a partnership agreement, and a checklist for business partnerships.
In the January/February edition of the Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, Arts Law solicitor, Anika Valenti, and Arts Law intern, Tom Häkkinen, discuss the need for review of the designs system in light of the international trend towards joint protection under both the copyright and design law and
In the 2011-2012 Budget, the Federal Government announced reforms to the regulation and governance of charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. The reforms are aimed at rectifying inadequacies in the current framework by simplifying how the NFP sector is regulated. The effect will be the reduction of red tape, in addition…
Competitions are great opportunities for artists, however one thing many artists neglect is the competition terms and conditions. Often Arts Law speaks to artists who don't read the terms and conditions at all before entering their work
Learn about moral rights in Pitjantjatjara
Learn about copyright in Kriol
Learn about copyright in English
Yuta Badayala (In A New Light) is a collaborative project between Indigenous weavers from the Galiwin'ku Elcho Island community and Mapuru and Koskela, an Australian design company. This case study looks at the processes involved in establishing a collaborative project, the protocols and the possible agreements to put in place.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) has substantially subsidised this publication for artists, now only $5.00 A practical guide for artists and arts organisations, this book provides a user-friendly guide to the different business structures and governance for arts organisations.
A user-friendly guide to the insurance world for artists and non-profit arts organisations. It outlines the various types of insurance cover available and offers tips on what to look out for when buying insurance, reducing insurance costs, public liability and insurance for volunteers, where to shop for insurance and how…