Copyright, contacts, more rights & Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) is the national community legal centre for the arts. Arts Law is a not for profit company that provides free or low cost specialized legal and business advice across a wide range of legal areas. Our services also include information resources, review of contracts and other documents, referrals, mediation, advocacy, publications and educational services to Australian artists, creative workers and arts organisations. For more information on our services please go to

The Arts Law Centre of Australia ‘Artists in the Black’ program provides useful information, articles and fact sheets on legal issues affecting Indigenous artists, including:

  • Copyright
  • Contracts
  • Moral Rights
  • Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP)

For sample contracts such as an ‘Indigenous Artist and Art Centre agreement’ and ‘Indigenous Art Centre and Gallery Consignment agreement’ also see the Arts Law website.


UMI Arts mission is to be an all Indigenous managed organisation that is nationally recognised as the peak arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. At all times we will deliver programs and services that are based on respect for cultural protocols, sound governance and best practice and that:

  • preserve, strengthen, maintain and celebrate all aspects of Indigenous arts and culture,
  • train and skill Indigenous people for future employment and economic independence in the creative industries,
  • create pathways for success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, cultural practitioners and communities in Far North Queensland.