Professional development workshops with Arts Law Centre of Australia

From 2-3 February 2016, we welcome to our city the Arts Law Centre of Australia. Gold Coast artists, creative, cultural workers and organisations are encouraged to make the most of this unique opportunity to update their knowledge about legal issues affecting their creative practices and businesses by attending a free workshop or legal advice session.

Arts Law is Australia’s independent, national community legal centre for the arts. It provides free or low cost specialised legal advice, education, and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts-related legal and business matters.

Workshops include:

Artists in the Black
Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property issues workshop
Date and Time: Tuesday 2 February 2016, 10am to 4pm.

This free, all-day workshop will look at the legal and cultural issues that relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities, and the organisations and artists wishing to engage or collaborate with them.

Legal Basics for Creative Collaborations
Date and Time: Wednesday 3 February 2016, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Find out answers to these questions and more: Who owns what in a creative collaboration? What kind of legal structures suit one-off or ongoing collaborations? Does collective intellectual property actually exist? Do I have any legal responsibilities to my collaborators?

This free workshop will cover copyright and intellectual property basics and how they apply to collaborative projects, structures for collectives to operate under and the governance implications of these, and more.

Legal Advice Clinic
Date: Wednesday 3 February 2016.

This legal advice clinic provides an opportunity for artists and arts organisations to get a free 30min legal advice session with Robyn Ayres, Executive Director at Arts Law.

Areas of law that can be discussed include Copyright and Moral Rights, Contracts, Confidentiality, Insurance and Liability, Trademarks, Business names and structures and more.

For further information including venues, eligibility requirements and contacts for bookings, please click here.

Image: The Farm. Photographer: Darcy Grant.

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