Protecting Yourself


Child Protection Awareness

Child Protection Awareness

In September 2014 we facilitated a Professional Training session on Child Protection Awareness which was delivered by Olive Ring , National Child Protection Manager, in the National Youth Council of Ireland. The session was aimed at visual artists who...
Contracts

Contracts

When something goes wrong in those dealings, and the artist seeks advice, the first issue that must be addressed is; “Was there a valid contract?”
Copyright & Legacy Planning

Copyright & Legacy Planning

Looking at the area of protecting your work and giving some surprising points for you to consider when planning for what happens to you work when you are gone.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Resources

Copyright and Intellectual Property Resources

Copyright and IP Resources resources from Shirley Madden, Director of MaddenBlack . Madden delivered a session on Copyright and IP as part of Visual Artists Ireland's Proofessional Development programme working with Harnessing Creativity  (cross-border). ...
Copyright and the Visual Artist

Copyright and the Visual Artist

The legal right for the creator of an original work to exploit the work and to prevent others from doing so without permission.
Copyright Principles for Visual Artists

Copyright Principles for Visual Artists

Definitions of originality, fair use, appropriation, parody and moral rights of the artist.
Handling Disputes

Handling Disputes

No one likes confrontation. Occasionally however an artist will have to manage a professional dispute.
Health and Safety in the Studio

Health and Safety in the Studio

What many artists may not be aware of is that they, as self-employed individuals, have a duty under health and safety law to ensure that their working environment complies with health and safety legislation.
Negotiation Skills Workshop

Negotiation Skills Workshop

Public art of any kind takes place in a sphere where many diverse interests meet. Negotiation therefore is a constant demand.
Visual Artists & The Law

Visual Artists & The Law

Legal Supports for Contemporary Visual Artists – Keynote speaker Henry Lydiate from The Henry Lydiate Partnership discusses the development of his ArtLaw practice and the types of legal supports that contemporary visual art practitioners need.