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ONLINE (NSW): The Art of Law

August 7 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

A group of four people, three of whom are standing and smiling, while the two in the foreground are shaking hands. The individuals are dressed in professional attire, and the atmosphere appears to be friendly and welcoming. In the bottom right corner, there is a logo for Service NSW Business Connect, indicating an approved provider.

The basic legal essentials that every creative should know – and the best places to go for free help and resources.

Understanding legal rights and responsibilities might not be the most interesting aspect of professional creativity, but managing the basics is essential to surviving and thriving as an artist and creator. The Art of Law is a relaxed and friendly online workshop that covers those necessary basics, that will help participants avoid most common pitfalls when making professional relationships with customers and clients. In this workshop, every question is a good question, and 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.


Legal topics that will be covered 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 professional relationships.

+ The three essential elements of moral rights law.

+ Understanding the importance of confidentiality law.

Resources from the Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Copyright Council and other leading legal organisations will be shared, including links for legal assistance.

What do I get?  All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ A tailor-made workshop designed by creatives for creatives, with all learning styles addressed. 

+ Lifetime access to a Dropbox folder jam-packed with additional resources,

+ 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. We have a whole team ready to help!

Who is presenting?
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.


We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help by 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.

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

This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link in an email from Creative Plus Business prior to the workshop. 


Creative Plus is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.