Arts Law Allies

Arts Law Allies are passionate advocates who donate $1,000 or more to help support Arts Law to strengthen value and respect for arts and culture to make a better world.

The Arts Law Allies program will replace the current Guardian Angels program. Our Guardian Angels have been an important part of the Arts Law family for many years and each of you have helped to shape our success to date. We’d like to thank all of our current and former Guardian Angels for their support.

We are excited about sharing the future will you as Arts Law Allies.

Arts Law Allies receive:

  • Recognition on our website and in our communications
  • Updates on how their donations help in our monthly newsletter art+LAW
  • Invitations to exclusive Arts Law events
  • The knowledge and satisfaction that you are contributing to strengthening value and respect for arts and culture to make a better world

Bronze Ally:
Donors of over $1000

Silver Ally:
Donors of over $3000

Gold Ally:
Donors of over $5000

Platinum Ally:
Donors of over $10,000

Why become an Arts Law Ally?

Arts Law is Australia’s only community legal centre for the arts.  We provide free or low-cost professional legal advice to Australia’s 50,000 professional artists, 600,000 arts workers and arts organisations all over the country. Though Artists in the Black we deliver tailored legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities.

Your support is needed now more than ever. The arts community is in crisis as a result of COVID-19 and the recovery is likely to be extremely challenging. More than ever before, artists and arts organisations will need the support of our team of legal advisors who understand them, are committed to the sector and can help navigate the way through these difficult times.

In 2020 we delivered advice to over 1700 artists and arts organisations and expanded our education delivery online to reach an audience of over 1600. With your support we can achieve so much more.

Some examples of how your support could help:

  • $500 will give one Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist a will to manage their assets and copyright
  • $2000 will fund a legal education session for artists in regional Australia
  • $5000 will fund one outreach trip to a remote Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community
  • $25,000 will allow us to upgrade our technology and create an online portal for artists across Australia to access our services

Arts Law Allies

GOLD ALLIES

  • Andrew Wiseman
  • The Hon David Levine AO RFD QC
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Simpson-Michel Foundation

SILVER ALLIES

  • Jeffrey Hilton SC
  • Colin Biggers & Paisley

BRONZE ALLIES

  • Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC
  • Adam Casselden SC
  • Allan Myers AC QC
  • Alec Leopold SC
  • Alison Leslie
  • Alison Renwick
  • Dr Andrew Lu OAM
  • Anthony Crimmings
  • Ashurst
  • Charles Alexander
  • David Marr
  • Deb Camden
  • The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC
  • Ezekiel Solomon AM
  • Prof Geoffrey Lancaster AM
  • The Hon George Palmer AM QC
  • The Greatorex Fund
  • Holding Redlich
  • Jacqueline McGrath
  • Jason Craig
  • Jo Renkin
  • The Hon Justice Francois Kunc SC
  • The Hon Margaret White AO & Dr Michael White OAM QC
  • Landers & Rogers
  • Margaret Waller
  • Marion Heathcote
  • Mark Dempsey SC & Jodi Steele SC
  • Martin Place Chambers
  • Nathan Hepple & Sarah Tempest
  • Navid Bahadori
  • Noel Hutley SC
  • Patrick Corrigan AM
  • Richard Potter SC
  • Ruth Ritchie
  • Wendy Brooks

Become an Arts Law Ally and make a commitment to Australia’s artists today

The impact of your donation

I approached Arts Law about songs I co-wrote with and produced for a singer, which had been uploaded to Spotify without crediting me. Arts Law was fantastic in advising me about my rights in the songs, helping me figure out what it was that I wanted out of the situation, and giving me practical options to try and get credited. With the comfort of knowing my rights, I reached out to the distributors of the song, who forwarded the request to the singer. I have now been credited on Spotify the way I requested. I felt empowered by Arts Law and the experience has given me some practical wisdom about using written agreements when co-writing and producing songs in the future. I would highly recommend Arts Law’s service.
Musician and Arts Law client, New South Wales