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Design Checklist

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 client or customer.  

Cultural and Intellectual Property Policies

We have four Cultural and Intellectual Property Policies available to ensure you are following best practice policies when working with Indigenous art centres and artists.

Artwork made using Animal and Plant Material – South Australia

For many artists, plant and animal material form a central part of the artworks that they create. This can raise unique legal issues, as certain plants and animals are subject to strict laws in Australia that change depending on which state you work in.

Artwork made using Animal and Plant Material – Victoria

For many artists, plant and animal material form a central part of the artworks that they create. This can raise unique legal issues, as certain plants and animals are subject to strict laws in Australia, differing depending on which state you work in.

Performers’ Rights in Music (AITB)

Performers such as actors, conductors, singers and musicians have rights which are separate from the rights of the authors, filmmakers, composers and songwriters who create the works that are performed. In this information sheet, we discuss the rights of musical performers that recognise the creative connection between musicians and the music they perform – whether or not it is music and songs which they wrote themselves.  

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