If you think that you might not be getting a good deal, you don't have to agree. You can leave or ask them to go away. If you agree you have 7 days to change your mind.

If someone offers to buy your art, you don’t have to agree with the price they want to pay.
You can talk to them about what you think they should pay.
If you think they are not giving you a good deal, you can leave or ask them to go away.
It’s good to wait until you know that you are getting a fair price and your artwork will be protected.

Artists in the Black gives free legal help to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. You can ask them about how to protect your rights.

You can also read the Indigenous Art Code: rules for art dealers that tell them the right way to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

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Who Can Help? (Service Providers)

Artists in the Black
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Text based resources about this topic

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Indigneous Art Code
This web page talks about the Art Code and what it means for artists. They also help artists with questions or complaints.
Artists in the Black
This web page talks about common legal problems for artists. They also run a free legal advice service.
Watch videos about this topic

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Good art, good deal

This video shows Indigenous artists how to protect their rights and get a fair deal when they sell their work.

 

The Indulkana Tigers Get Schooled on Contracts: Arts Law’s Artists in the Black Service

This video talks about contracts for artists, and why you need to understand your rights (what the law says).

 

Artists in the Black Artist’s Rights Video Series

http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/learn-about-contracts-in-
This podcast talks about what a contract is and who you can ask for help.

 

Resources to listen to

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Resale money message in Western Kriol language

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist? Here’s a message in Western Kriol language about resale money from Copyright Agency.

 

Resale money message in Kriol language

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist? Here is a message in Kriol language about resale money from Copyright Agency.

 

Contracts: Learn about contracts in Yolngu Matha
This short audio talks about contracts in Yolngu Matha.

 

Contracts – Learn about contracts in West Kriol http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/contracts-learn-about-contracts-in-west-kriol/

Contracts – Learn about contracts in West Kriol.

 

Contracts – Learn about contracts in Warlpiri http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/contracts-learn-about-contracts-in-warlpiri/
Contracts – Learn about contracts in Warlpiri.

 

Contracts – Learn about contracts in Tiwi http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/contracts-learn-about-contracts-in-tiwi/
Contracts – Learn about contracts in Tiwi.

 

Contracts – Learn about contracts in Pitjantjatjara http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/contracts-learn-about-contracts-in-pitjantjatjara/
Contracts – Learn about contracts in Pitjantjatjara.

 

Contracts – Learn about contracts in Kriol http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/contracts-learn-about-contracts-in-kriol/
Contracts – Learn about contracts in Kriol.

 

Contracts – Learn about contracts in Arrernte http://www.aitb.com.au/audio-and-video/entry/contracts-arrernte/
Contracts – Learn about contracts in Arrernte

 

Glossary: What these words mean

contract
A contract is an agreement between two or more people. People agree that they will do something in exchange for money or another favour (action). Contracts can be written down or spoken. For example, when you buy something at the store you are agreeing to pay for the things and they are agreeing to give it to you, so it is a contract.

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