PRIZE REVIEW: Heritage SnAps Photo Competition 2021

About Arts 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 should always take into account the possible profile-raising which may result from being … Continued

PRIZE REVIEW: Art Farm Birchs Bay Annual Sculpture Prize

Arts 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

New photographer, designer and performer contract templates

Are you a designer, photographer or performer who wants to understand more about how your relationship with clients or commissioners works? We have a range of new contract templates that can help protect your rights when working with others. We also have a new collaboration agreement that is useful for any artist or organisation looking … Continued

New additions to the Arts Law team

Please join us in welcoming three new members of the Arts Law Team. Mary Ventura has joined us in the new role of Communications Officer.  She has been busy working on making engaging content for our social media channels, our website and e-newsletter art+LAW. A student at UNSW Art & Design, Mary is currently undertaking … Continued

Vale Dr B Marika AO

It is with deep sadness that Arts Law and Artists in the Black mourn the passing of Dr B Marika AO. A Traditional Owner of the Rirratjingu clan of the Yolngu people at Yalangbara, Marika was for decades a printmaker, advocate and activist at the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Australia. … Continued

SUBMISSION: Digital Platforms Services Inquiry – Report on General Online Retail Marketplaces

Arts Law has made a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), who are currently examining general online retail marketplaces (such as eBay Australia, Amazon Australia,, and Kogan’) as part of their ongoing five-year inquiry into digital platform services. In Arts Law’s submission, we raised the following issues which we are aware impact … Continued

COVID-19 Resources and Support for 2021

I Lost My Gig Australia estimates that 23,000 gigs have been cancelled in Australia since 1 July 2021 leading to a combined loss of income of over $63 million. Only 7% of artists and arts organisations are operating at pre-pandemic levels. These startling statistics outline the impact that the latest round of lockdowns has had … Continued

Changes to Superannuation Rules, 1 July 2021

Super Guarantee Rate Rise The Super Guarantee rate rose from 9.5% to 10% on 1 July 2021. If you are an employer, from 1 July you need to pay your employees minimum superannuation (the Super Guarantee) calculated as 10% of their eligible earnings, to their nominated super account.  Remember that if you pay contractors mainly for their labour, they are employees for Super Guarantee purposes and you may need to pay superannuation to a super account for them.  … Continued


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