• A Tale of Two Families – what you need to know about wills

    https://youtu.be/cM9jGDvD8To Created in partnership with Desart this video explains what happens when you pass away without a will and show you how making sure you have a will in place can help your family and community understand your wishes.

  • 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.

  • Artists in the Black Animations Series

    Artists in the Black produced a series of new educative animations to help artists understand copyright, moral rights, wills, Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property and resale royalty in partnership with CAAMA. Browse through all the animations in the playlist below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hISy0D05zO4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhQz5P6wv8I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpJseeEVngE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DipaocvKYjQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tGc7c1Lo0&t=25s

  • Arts Law Artist Profile: Alexia Sinclair

    Hear Arts Law client Alexia Sinclair discuss her experience with contracts and her recommendations for visual artists in the industry. 

  • Arts Law Artist Profile: Robert Drewe

    Hear renowned Australian author Robert Drewe talk about his experience with the law and his art.

  • Arts Law Artist Profile: The Lovely Days

    The Lovely Days talk about how they've been able to grow as a band by having proper contracts in place.

  • Arts Law and NAVA: Personal Property Securities Act Seminar

    Arts Law and NAVA held a seminar in 2013 on the impact of the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) on artists who deliver works on consignment to a commercial gallery or on loan for an exhibition. You can watch this two part seminar with Q&A at the end.

  • Computer Games: Issues for Creators and Developers

    In June 2014, Arts Law was asked to present a seminar to Sydney and Melbourne members of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) about the legal issues creators and developers need to consider when embarking on a games project. In this recording, Arts Law Deputy Director, Delwyn Everard, and Solicitor, Anika Valenti, discuss copyright and moral rights in relation to games, the importance of contracts in securing chain of title and the different ways to structure the business of creating a game.

  • Contracts (Artists in the Black Animation Series)

    Let the Indulkana Tigers (as painted by Vincent Namatjira) teach you about contracts, why it's good to have one and how they help you.

  • Copyright (Artists in the Black Animation Series)

    Do you know how copyright works? And what it means for your art? Watch this animation and learn all about it! 

  • Koskela & Galiwin'ku weavers from Elcho Island Arts Collaboration Project Yuta Badayala

    Sasha Titchkosky is a director of Koskela, an Australian homewares and lifestyle company. She discusses the processes involved in establishing a collaborative project with Galiwin'ku artists from Elcho Island Arts to create unique lightfittings. Their collaboration is called Yuta Badayala (In a New Light). In the above video, Sasha Titchkosky, a director of Koskela, discusses the processes involved in establishing a collaborative project with Elcho Island (Galiwinku) artists. To read a written case study of this story, click here. Further resources you may find useful: Artistic projects often involve collaboration between a number of individuals and organisations. This can raise numerous issues including ownership, copyright, moral rights, acknowledgement and respect for Indigenous intellectual property and the processes for working together (protocols). For more information about these issues go to the collaborative projects section of the website.

  • Resale Royalties with Trish Adjei from Copyright Agency

    Trisha Adjei, Indigenous Communications Coordinator from the Copyright Agency, discusses information relating to the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act (2009) that was introduced in 2010 including what this new law means for Indigenous artists' and the art trade. 

  • The Artist and Art Centre Agreement – available in 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and English

    Arts Law is excited to launch our new Artists in the Black video explaining our Artist & Art Centre agreement in 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8zlt5NlDAo&t=38s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hPMk1kT5YQ&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7cvoE2rz_0&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsl8Sxdn85s&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLbHC937amQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJvZQDxl_AU&t=3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj1JT28d_6c&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fHL_7HbVUM&t=3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsKDUuEQzVg&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLcY4a4FJ9w&t=20s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-d-A38z3IE&t=3s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnceO19L_oU&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlh22JVjizs&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzykAY8wffc&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJDQFw3veZM&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5hwJUM-ESo&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeXXCU1m2YE&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOufvw7Nuu4&t=375s

  • Wills (Artists in the Black Animation Series)

    Writing a will as an artist is very important. Watch this short animated video on how having a will protects your art and protects who will benefit from your art in years to come.

  • World Intellectual Property Organisation and Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property

    Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, discusses what the World Intellectual Property Organisation is doing within the context of Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property. Les Malezer, Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action, Australia and Marisella Ouma, Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board also talk about the importance of the worldwide protection of Indigenous traditional knowledge and cultural expressions. WIPO is working to address these issues for all Indigenous artists.

  • Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route Case Study Videos

    Curtis Taylor and Monique La Fontaine from FORM's Canning Stock Route Project talk about the development of the collection, which forms the basis of the exhibition Yiwarra Kuju: the Canning Stock Route, which includes around 130 artworks, involving 110 Aboriginal artists and contributors from 10 art and culture centres across 17 remote communities in the Goldfields, Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley. The collection was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in December 2008. These videos discuss a number of legal issues involved with this project including ICIP, Moral Rights, Copyright and Licensing. Click here to read a written case study about this project.

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