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PRIZE REVIEW: Portia Geach Memorial Award

About  Arts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions (T&Cs) of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the … 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

Arts Law reviews Telstra’s Emerging Choreographer (TEC) Competition

AboutArts Law regularly reviews the terms and conditions of competitions and rates them out of five stars. Our review looks broadly at the terms and conditions of a competition. In particular, we look closely at how a competition deals with an entrant’s copyright and moral rights, and consider this in light of the prize.  Entrants … Continued

Lockdown Update – Legal advice services unaffected

It is again a trying time for many artists, arts organisations and communities with parts of the country facing lockdowns for the first time in a year. Rest assured that Arts Law will be continuing our legal advice services throughout any lockdowns. Artists and arts organisations who have any legal issues or questions they would … Continued

Arts Law completes their first year of partnership with First Languages Australia

Arts Law has just completed our first year of partnership with First Languages Australia and their 30 plus Indigenous language centre members.  During the first year of the partnership, our focus was on developing templates and materials to support language centres in carrying out their activities in addition to legal advice where needed and leading … Continued

Help Support the Arts in our 2021 Giving Campaign

As we naviagte our way back towards the “new normal”, there is an opportunity to focus on what is important, on what nourishes our lives, on what makes our lives better, and what we can actively do to make it a better world. We want to make the arts part of the new normal. The … Continued

Arts Law board member Dr Andrew Lu AM honoured at Queen’s Birthday

Arts Law would like to extend our warm congratulations to Dr Andrew Lu AM, who was recently appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia on the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for “significant service to the visual and performing arts, to the law and to legal education”. Andrew was previously … 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

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