Creative Connections

Creative Connections - Session 6

Topic: Contracts in the time of COVID-19

Date: 17 April

Time: 11 am

Location of guest panelist: Suzanne Derry - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

Location of host: Kevin du Preez - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

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Guest panelist:

Suzanne DerryDirector, National Partnerships and Programs | Principal Solicitor, Arts Law Centre of Australia: Suzanne Derry is the Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, where she has worked for over 10 years. Suzanne has worked for a number of community legal centres and a boutique entertainment law practice.

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About this episode

COVID-19 has tipped the arts world on its head and understanding your contracts and obligations has never been more important. This session will take you through some of key issues and terms to look out for in agreements.

The session will cover a range of legal topics including understanding the effect of COVID-19 on contracts and yips on renegotiating in light of current events. Understanding the impact of “frustration” and “force majeur” – What are they? How do they relate to arts contracts? How can I get further help?

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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If you need support during this challenging time, there are services available, including:

  • Support Act Wellbeing Helpline: 1800 959 500
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

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