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free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists


Image: Jonathunder (via Wikipedia)

Image: Jonathunder (via Wikipedia)

Are you an artist or writer currently based in the ACT and don’t feel especially clued up on the legal issues surrounding your practice? Welcome to the club! But we’re all in luck as the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres have announced a new partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to deliver three free legal seminars at Gorman House Arts Centre on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 April!

Presented by Robyn Ayres, Executive Director of Arts Law Centre of Australia, the seminars will address an array of legal issues currently faced by artists working in the fields of photography, visual art, craft and design and literature. Open to all artists working in the ACT, Robyn believes the seminars are a chance to empower artists and help them better understand and protect their legal rights:

‘This is a great opportunity for creators to get up to date information about how the law affects them as well as finding out the emerging issues.’

And seriously, who doesn’t want legal empowerment? Take a peek below to see the details for each seminar as outlined to Lip by the Ainslie and Gorman House Arts Centres, visit the website, like the Facebook page and be sure to book your place early as these are sure to be popular!

Artform in Focus Seminar Details:

Artform in Focus – Photography

Monday 28 April 2014, 4.00pm to 5.00pm

While the recent proliferation of digital photography competitions brings a host of opportunities for photographers to raise their profiles and potentially be rewarded, rights and ownership of images can become issues. Find out more about more about the ins and outs of this area of the law as well as other emerging legal issues facing photographers.

Artform in Focus – Literature / Writing / Self-Publishing

Monday 28 April 2014, 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Small press houses and self-publishing are on the rise – who needs a big publishing company when you’ve got effective networks and the internet? Learn more about your literary rights and responsibilities, especially when you’re ‘doing it yourself.’

Artform in Focus – Design / Visual Arts / Craft

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Arts Law is constantly giving advice on copyright and contracts. Learn more about the nuts and bolts, commissioning agreements, licensing, as well as prizes and competitions. Find out why you should register your gallery relationships under the Personal Property Securities Act or else potentially lose your work.

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