Course Title: Arts Business Level 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: BUSM5236

Course Title: Arts Business Level 2

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:kellyann.geurts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 32

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to apply sound business practice within the legal responsibilities of a self employed art practitioner.
Arts Business Practice is a compulsory course within the second year of the program. The course provides a vocational focus on the arts industry and how a self employed visual artist relates to this industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS648 Arts Business Level 2


Learning Outcomes


1. Set up, use and maintain an effective studio for art practice
2. Describe basic provisions of contract law and how artists are affected by contracts and contract law
3. Describe basic provisions of intellectual property and copyright
4. Describe the basic provisions for artists in our taxation system


Details of Learning Activities

Arts Business Level 2 provide students with research and business planning skills necessary to initiate and develop as a self-employed artist.   
Course Delivery is in the form of :
•    Lecture format
•    Class discussions
•    Individual tuition


Teaching Schedule

Talks and activities are based on the following topics:
1. Set up, use and maintain an effective studio for art practice
2. Describe basic provisions of contract law and how artists are affected by contracts and contract law
3. Describe basic provisions of intellectual property and copyright
4. Describe the basic provisions for artists in our taxation system


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Grant, Daniel        ‘The Business of being an Artist
Simpson, Shane    ‘The Visual Arts and the Law’
Stokes, James F.    ‘Earning a Living in the Visual Arts & Crafts in Australia’.
    
Web Sights:
ARTsearch                                                        www.art-search.com.au
Arts Victoria                                                       www.arts.vic.gov.au
Arts Hub                                                             http://www.artshub.com.au/ahau1/default.asp
Artsinfo                                                               www.artsinfo.net.au   
Arts Law Centre of Aust.                                  www.artslaw.com.au
Australia Council                                              www.ozco.gov.au
Australian Business Arts Foundation,The   www.abaf.org.au
Australian Commercial Galleries Assoc.     www.acga.com.au/ACGAindex.html
Australian Copyright  Council                        www.copyright.org.au/
Craft Australia                                                   www.craftaustralia.com.au   
Commonwealth Dept of Communications
NAVA  
(National Association for the Visual Arts)    www.visualarts.net.au/home
Viscopy                                                               http://www.viscopy.com
 


Overview of Assessment

Research on exhibition spaces in Melbourne catering for emerging artists


Assessment Tasks

Assessment requirements:
Research on exhibition spaces is submitted at the end of semester one


Assessment Matrix

WeekActivityLearning Outcome
1Orientation 
2Introduction    
Video Tape – ‘Original Schtick’
Identify issues related to an artist’s professional practice
Documentary on a visiting artist to Melbourne and his self promotional  behaviour
3After Art School            
Setting up a studio             
Photographing your work
Identifying issues with setting up a studio and running a studio space collaboratively with a group of artists

Photographing and presentation of visual material for an exhibition proposal
4Exhibition proposals
Legal Representation
Identify the issues in writing an exhibition proposal
Identifying legal forms of interaction and representation
5Legal RepresentationIdentifying legal forms of interaction and representation
6Copyright
Moral Rights
Identifying major copyright issues

Presenting the rights of the artist as the ‘owner’ of their own work 
7 Visual Arts Organizations
Grants and Other Awards
Commissions
Identifying government and private organizations who offer assistance to the visual arts 

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