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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.

Artists in the Black
Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property issues workshop

Elisa-Jane Carmichael, <em>Sedge Grass</em>,  2014 South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Camp. Photographer: Jo-Anne Driessens.

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.

Artists in the Black (AITB) is a legal service for Indigenous artists, communities and arts organisations. It is operated by the Arts Law Centre of Australia, the national community legal centre for the arts. AITB will be providing information about copyright, moral rights, Indigenous cultural and intellectual property issues, performers' rights, contracts, licensing and more.

Presenters

Robyn Ayres is the Executive Director of Arts Law. Robyn's extensive experience working with Indigenous peoples, organisations and communities saw her establish AITB, Arts Law's Indigenous service.

Jacqueline Cornforth is the AITB Coordinator at Arts Law and is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman. She is a valued member of her community and understands the importance of cultural identity and art expression to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This workshop is open to artists, creative and cultural workers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, as well as non-Indigenous participants who are interested in increasing their understanding of the legal and cultural issues that relate to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities. Participants from diverse art forms encouraged: performers, writers, story tellers, digital artists, visual artists, cultural workers, producers, designers, etc.

Eligibility:

  • live or work on the Gold Coast, or
  • have family connections to the area (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists).

Date and Time: Tuesday 2 February 2016, 10am to 4pm.
Venue: Lakeside Terrace, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Bundall.
Bookings essential: Email cultural@goldcoast.qld.gov.au by Thursday 28 January 2016. Please notify us of any food allergies when you RSVP as catering will be provided for participants.

Enquiries:
Jo-Anne Driessens
Arts and Culture
City of Gold Coast
Phone: 07 5581 7318

Venue support for this workshop proudly provided by The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Image: Elisa-Jane Carmichael, Sedge Grass, 2014 South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Camp. Photographer: Jo-Anne Driessens.

Legal Basics for Creative Collaborations

The Farm. Photographer: Darcy Grant.

Have you ever wondered what your legal rights and responsibilities are when working collaboratively? If so, this workshop is for you.

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.

Update your knowledge for a more sustainable arts practice and get a clearer understanding of the legal frameworks behind collaborative processes or projects.

Eligibility:

  • live or work on the Gold Coast, or
  • have family connections to the area (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists).

Date and Time: Wednesday 3 February 2016, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: One50 Public House, 150 Bundall Rd, Bundall (upstairs, Function Room 3)
RSVP: Email cultural@goldcoast.qld.gov.au by 28 January 2016.

Enquiries:
Ashleigh Wheeler
Arts and Culture
City of Gold Coast
Phone: 07 5581 7170

Image: The Farm. Photographer: Darcy Grant.

Legal Advice Clinic

Robyn Ayres at Yarrabah Art Centre QLD. © Arts Law Centre of Australia 2012.

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.

Robyn Ayres has been a lawyer for over 20 years and the Executive Director of Arts Law since 2002. Robyn is passionate about equipping artists with the skills and knowledge to understand their rights and negotiate a fair reward for their creative endeavours.

Please note: Arts Law's document review service is not available in these sessions due to time constraints.

Eligibility:

  • live or work on the Gold Coast, or
  • have family connections to the area (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists).

Date: Wednesday 3 February 2016.
Time: Sessions available between 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Venue: Waterside West building, Holden Place, Bundall. Participants will be emailed arrival instructions closer to the time.
Bookings essential: Email artslaw@artslaw.com.au or call 02 9356 2566 or 1800 221 457 with your preferred timeslot and phone number. If a spot is available, you will be asked to provide further information to allow Arts Law to conduct conflict of interest checks prior to the session.

Enquiries:
Ashleigh Wheeler
Arts and Culture
City of Gold Coast
Phone: 07 5581 7170

Image: Robyn Ayres at Yarrabah Art Centre QLD. © Arts Law Centre of Australia 2012.

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