Children in art protocols

Children in art protocol

The Australia Council has developed a set of protocols for artists working with children.

The protocols address the depiction and employment of children in artworks, exhibitions and publications that receive Australia Council funding. They apply to all Australia Council grants from 1 January 2009.

The protocols include an overview of applicable state and territory laws, which form the basis for a set of reasonable minimum standards to help artists and organisations who work with children do so with proper care and responsibility.

They will have no impact on the Australia Council's assessment of artistic merit through the peer review process. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to tick a box on the application form to indicate whether they plan to work with children. If successful, their contract will confirm that the applicants are to comply with the protocols.

Protocols for Working with Children in Art 
Protocols for Working with Children in Art - Exhibitions and Performances 
Protocols for Working with Children in Art - Distribution of an Artwork 
Protocols for Working with Children in Art - Creation of an Artwork 

Read the legal information sheets (from Arts Law Centre of Australia)










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