This guidebook is for Art Centre Managers and Artworkers in Central Australian Aboriginal Art Centres. It is a guide to Desart services and support, a book to help you work well in Art Centres. To work in an Aboriginal Art Centre is a privilege- an opportunity to work with world-famous artists and be part of art history, to live in an Aboriginal community and be taught about culture first-hand. It is a tough, challenging job in a remote area. You need to be flexible, resilient, organised and smart. You must be fair and respectful. Above all, you must read this guidebook- each section delivers key information for survival. Whatever your reason for reading this guidebook, when you have finished you will have a range of perspectives on this unique business- the remote Aboriginal Art Centre.
NEW MATERIALS FOR INDIGENOUS COPYRIGHT
An overview of copyright basics, resale royalty and how Indigenous artists can manage their artwork through licensing agreements with Copyright Agency|Viscopy.
Available from the Copyright Agency website or view the new publication Copyright Business for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Artists here
This website has really useful business resources,
This Policy Bank is an amazing resource for Not- For- Profits. Thanks Our Community.
There is a great range of templates covering Governance, Communications, Financial Management, Human Resource and more…..Policy templates from the Institute of Community Directors Australia’s free Policy Bank may be reproduced and altered without restriction by any not-for-profit community organisation for any non-commercial purpose.
Check it out.
Stories Art Money (SAM) database is an online artwork management system that allows art centres to catalogue artworks, artist biographies and cv’s, link art works to websites, promote artworks via email, pay artists, provide reports to artists and funding bodies. It also exports to MYOB and quickbooks for accounting purposes. The database allows for multiple staff using the system. SAM enables the use of the database offsite at market stalls, galleries and exhibitions for ease of sale transactions and production of certificate of authenticities . Desart developed Stories Art Money (SAM) database with funding provided by Office for the Arts – Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.
For more information please contact the SAM Project Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
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 (Arts Law), the national community legal centre for the arts.The name “Artists in the Black” is a play on the expression to be “in the black”, meaning to be financially profitable and not in debt, rather than being “in the red”. This name encapsulates the nature of this service, which helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to be “in the black” through access to culturally appropriate legal advice, information and education about their rights so that they may gain financially from their artworks.
Viscopy is Australia and New Zealand’s not-for-profit rights management organisation for the visual arts providing copyright licensing services on behalf of their members to a wide and varied customer base.
The Indigenous Art Code aims to ensure fair trade with Indigenous artists .The Code establishes a set of standards for commercial dealing with Indigenous visual artists, provides a benchmark for ethical behaviour, and builds greater certainty for consumers that the artworks they buy come through ethical processes.