Law service for the arts

The Arts Law Centre of Australia is a national community legal centre for the arts. It provides 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.Coloured pencils in a glass with a woman drawing in the background 

Arts Law’s Artists in the Black program delivers targeted services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Artists and arts organisations can get legal advice on topics including contracts, copyright, moral rights, trade marks, business names and structures, defamation, insurance and employment.

The Info Hub has a wide range of resources including information sheets, sample agreements, videos and case studies on topics including:

  • Business structures, governance and tax
  • Classification
  • Confidentiality
  • Contracts
  • Copyright and moral rights
  • Debt
  • Defamation
  • Designs and patents
  • Employment
  • Indigenous cultural and intellectual property
  • Insurance and liability
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Privacy and image rights
  • Trade marks, business names and reputation
  • Wills and estates.