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ONLINE: The Art of Law in Partnership with Central Coast Council

May 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm


In collaboration with the Arts Law Centre of Australia, this workshop introduces the main legal concepts that creatives need to be aware of – copyright, contracts, moral rights and confidentiality. We’ll also share more details about where to go for help, and what resources are available to empower creatives to manage the basics of their own legal affairs.

Techniques that will be shared and discussed include:
+ The basics of intellectual property and why it’s important;
+ Who owns copyright, and using the work of others;
+ Creating contracts to protect all relationships;
+ The three essential elements of moral rights;
+ Understanding the importance of confidentiality law.
Resources from the Arts Law Centre of Australia will be shared, including links for legal assistance.

What do I get? 
All participants of this workshop also receive:
+ Lifetime access to a dedicated The Art of Law Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;
+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;
+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors.

All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners. 

Ideal for: Creative business beginners, curious hobbyists, freelancers. 

Who is presenting?
Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from Creative Plus Business and Senior Solicitor/Director of National Partnerships and Programs from Arts Law Suzanne Derry. 

Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops, Monica discusses her own experiences and shares examples from the thousands of people that she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses in the last twenty years.

Suzanne is the Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, where she has worked for over 10 years. Suzanne has worked for a number of community legal centres and a boutique entertainment law practice. Suzanne provides legal advice on copyright, contract, defamation, debt and business structures. Suzanne enjoys educating artists about their rights and providing practical advice across a range of arts areas.

What’s Creative Plus Business? 
We’re a  social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.

Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

Note: This workshop will take place online via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link for the workshop upon registration.