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Governance (AITB)

Good governance is crucial for running a healthy organisation. This information sheet describes the fundamentals of good governance and provides links to further resources.

Business Structures for Filmmakers

Filmmaking can be undertaken by one person, or a small group, or with an extensive cast and production and post-production crew managed by a number of ‘producers’ with different job descriptions and titles. The choice of a business structure will be influenced by the complexity of the production and the…

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Indigenous Artist and Art Centre Agreement (Artists in the Black)

This sample Indigenous Artist and Art Centre Agreement should be used when a non-profit Indigenous Art Centre operated for the benefit of Indigenous artists in its local community (such as a centre run by a Land Council or an Indigenous Corporation) represents Indigenous artists in connection with the sale of…

Film/Video Partnership Deed

This sample Film/Video Partnership Agreement should be used when a group of people want to work together to make a film or video. Partners could be co-producers, or the producer and, for example, director or writer. It is appropriate for low or no budget film projects where the parties

Band Partnership Letter agreement

Together with Allens Linklaters, Arts Law has developed this short form band agreement that can be used when a band wants a basic straightforward record of how they want to work together, who owns the music they make and how they will share expenses and income. The template is essentially…

 Checklists & Guides 2 Results
Business partnership checklist

This resource includes information on partnerships, including key issues to be considered within a partnership agreement, and a checklist for business partnerships.

Sponsorship agreements guide

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.

 Articles 18 Results SEE ALL
Bush Bands Business – Skills Development for Indigenous Musicians
18th December 2013

In September 2013, Delwyn Everard and Donna Carstens travelled to the beautiful surrounds of Ross River near Alice Springs to participate in the Bush Bands Business camp. This is the third consecutive year that Arts Law’s Artists in the Black program has partnered with Music NT in a unique professional…

A New National Business Name Registration System
11th July 2011

Businesses currently need to register their business name within each of the States or Territories that they operate within. Many business owners find this a cumbersome process. In March this year a plan was released to establish a national business name registration system. The Australian government has introduced a draft…

 Video & Audio 2 Results
Artists Rights Profiles Video Series

Arts Law helps all sorts of artists at every stage of their careers. Here, artist Alexia Sinclair, writer Robert Drewe and The Lovely Days give an insight into the importance of knowing your rights and getting all the legal stuff sorted.

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair: Creating a Non-Profit Business Structure

Established in 2007, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is an annual cultural event showcasing visual artworks from over 40 Indigenous owned and incorporated art centres. The Fair was initially managed by an interim Steering Committee made up of representatives from ANKAAA, DESART and Indigenous art centre managers. However, following a…

The Dion Beasley Trust

Dion Beasley is a talented young Aboriginal artist working in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. Dion is profoundly deaf and suffers from muscular dystrophy. He has only a very limited ability to communicate. When Dion was 14, Barkly Regional Arts contacted Arts Law requesting help to establish a business structure to…

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Business Structures and Governance: A Practical Guide for the Arts

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.

Earning a Living in the Visual Arts and Crafts (3rd edition)

This must read for everyone involved in the visual arts and crafts includes new chapters on sponsorship, working from home, hobbyist vs professional and the role of design in serial production, while information on income tax, copyright, finance, marketing, selling, pricing and costing have been updated and expanded.