Arts Law: Artists in the Black

29oct12:00 pm1:00 pmArts Law: Artists in the BlackWebinar for Artists & Artsworkers


(Monday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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Learn about the Arts Law Artists in the Black program, including the different services that are offered as part of the program. The different types of clients and creative sectors helped through the AITB program the and the common types of problems that they have will be discussed. Specific examples and case studies of the legal issues that have helped AITB clients will also be shared.

Artists in the Black (AITB) is a specialised service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, creatives, communities and arts organisations. It is operated by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), the national community legal centre for the arts. The AITB service aims to provide access to free or low cost, culturally appropriate, specialist legal resources to support and strengthen the Indigenous arts sector. They do this in order for Indigenous creators to achieve professional excellence, a sustainable income in a non-exploitative environment and to achieve better recognition of Indigenous intellectual property.

AITB aims to:

  • Increase access by Indigenous artists, art organisations and Indigenous communities to legal advice on arts law issues, including Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP).
  • Increase access to legal information about arts law issues and develop appropriate publications. 
  • Increase understanding and awareness of Indigenous artists and communities of arts law issues through an education programme.
  • Provide informed advocacy work on ICIP issues and other arts law issues affecting the Indigenous community.
  • Develop arts-specific law expertise within the Indigenous community.

The other key focus area for AITB is responding to the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists on the better protection of, and respect for, Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). The misuse and misappropriation of ICIP causes significant distress and harm to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures and we continue to look at legal and advocacy strategies to provide protection and remedies in this regard. 



Additional Information

Artists in the Black program will be presented by Daniel Roe. Daniel joined the Arts Law Centre of Australia as a Solicitor in 2018. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Creative Industries (Entertainment Industries) (Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining the Arts Law Centre, Daniel worked across a number of roles in private practice, community legal centres and as a Judge’s Associate in the Queensland Courts. Daniel has an interest in arts policy, copyright law and digital innovation and reform, with a particular focus on the performing arts and film and television sectors. Daniel is passionate about using his legal and creative skillsets to provide a benefit to his fellow creatives.