From the inaugural issue of Art Monthly in October 1976 to date, the Artlaw column has been published regularly, and has tried to bring to the visual arts community in the UK an awareness and understanding of the law relating to the visual arts.
These pieces chart the progress and successes of Artlaw Services through to its demise in 1984, when public funding was withdrawn following the then Thatcher Government’s severe cuts in public arts funding generally. Not before which, Artlaw Services had helped to establish the Arts Law Centre of Australia (still operating successfully – with public funding) and the DACS (the UK’s not-for-profit artists’ copyright organisation).
This month, the International Bar Association Conference at Cannes will review the work carried out to date by its ‘Educational Trust Cultural Property Law and Research and Educational Project’. In ot… Continue Reading International Artlaw Research and Education Fund
A large brown envelope. It arrived during the summer and had something from the Arts Council of Great Britain about data protection inside. If you or your organisation holds any information on compute… Continue Reading One of us must know something (Sooner or Later)
In May 1990, AN Publications (Artists Newsletter) carried out market research into the needs of artists and arts administrators. The results make it clear that the needs of artists and administrators… Continue Reading Information and Advice to the Visual Arts: Getting the Network Working
Deja vu was the last thing I expected to experience when I went to Leeds last month to contribute to the Public Arts seminary ‘Commissions and Contracts’ – a one-day exploration of the legal issues re… Continue Reading Of ha’pennies and cakes – servicing public arts development