Copyright, intellectual property, and protocols

Teachers considering presenting practical activities on artistic styles in their classrooms should research and respect the rights of the traditional owners of those techniques. The right to create art works and to use pre-existing designs or ‘totems’ of a particular traditional owner resides with that owner as the custodian of that design/image.
Information about Indigenous cultural and intellectual property, including contracts and moral rights can be obtained from the following providers:
See also the Australia Council for the Arts protocols for Writing (education learning area Creative writing/literature), Performing Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts), Film (Media Arts).
More general information about copyright and intellectual property, particular in the context of work created in schools, is available from this
website here.

Warning. Information in this section of the ArtsEdge website may contain the names, images or recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. The ArtsEdge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture in education portal may also contain links to sites that may use images and/or recordings of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Artists or educators researching Indigenous content for educational purposes should use their discretion when viewing online content.

Details about artists and organisations outside the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries do not constitute an endorsement of those artists or organisations or their programs, products or services. School communities are responsible for making their own assessment of these artists or organisations in accordance with relevant Department of Education policies, procedures and guidelines. Users should seek professional and specialised advice for their individual situations.