Understanding your creative rights

Sign up to our Creative Rights for Creative People workshops in 2022.

Sign up for our free, one hour, Creative Rights for Creative People workshop. The workshops will provide creative people knowledge and understanding of creative rights in Aotearoa. Sign up today >>.

We know that creative people don’t like boring webinars, so we’re taking a topic that often sits in the too-hard basket, and making it as painless as possible.

Creators have the ambition to share creativity with the world, and the methods of sharing have become infinitely more diverse. We’re here to help you bolster your artistic career, by adding tools to help you strengthen the foundation of your business.

About the workshops

In these free, one hour workshops, funded by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and presented by Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ), Karen Workman will provide an overview of our rights as creators, to build on our understanding, and guide in strengthening business practices.

In the workshop we’ll define and discuss:

  • demystifying your creative rights
  • how copyright applies to you and what the law says
  • how to make sure you’re doing all you can to prevent unauthorised exploitation of your work

Check out the dates and times of upcoming workshops below. It's free to register and spaces are limited, so sign up today.

Upcoming workshop dates and times

Type Time Date Code
Online 7pm Tuesday 30 August 2022 CRE049

Let's demystify the Copyright Act

Workshops are being held in person and online, and each one has a limited attendance, with a medium sized group dynamic. To accommodate our creative community, workshops are being offered throughout the next few months at different times and days, so please sign up for the one that works best for you.

On completion of the workshop we'll leave you with some practical take-aways, so you can be confident in your understanding, and get on with the part you really enjoy – creating amazing work!

One of the challenges creative people face is that common knowledge of copyright is sometimes at variance with the actual law, leading to misunderstandings, infringements and confusion. Let's talk about knowing and protecting our rights, why they exist and the cultural and financial value of our work and rights.

Let's demystify the Copyright Act, and learn how to "do the right thing" as we sharpen our business acumen and build a stronger creative platform.

Can we partner with you?

One of the biggest concerns we hear from workshop attendees is the fear of their work being stolen, and not knowing what to do about that. We can help. If you're an arts organisation with an existing business development programme for your group, please get in touch to discuss how we can integrate a session to supplement your curriculum.

We recognise and applaud the work being done across the motu to encourage creativity, and the support being developed to guide creative people in confident business practices. We'd love to come alongside, to simplify copyright law and provide some reassurance to your creators, help them understand their creative rights, and reinforce the solid principles of business that you're already sharing with them.

You don't have to be an official organisation - if you have a group of eight, like-minded friends who want to know more, click here to discuss scheduling a private workshop, where you can ask all the questions, and have a good, lively and not-too-painful discussion about Creative Rights and Copyright Law.

Click here to start the conversation about tailoring a Creative Rights workshop for your organisation. We are here for you!

Introducing Karen Workman

IMG_0477.JPGKaren joined Copyright Licensing New Zealand as our Creative Rights Educator / Kaiwhakahaere Whakapa mid 2021 and is focused on the development of the Creative Rights Education programme. Born in Taupō, Karen has been around the world and back again, with a hand in the creative arts at every turn. She gained her B.C.A. in Marketing and Management and her B Mus (Hons) in Pianofrom Victoria University of Wellington, Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio, USA, and her certificate from the life of hard knocks by working with parents of child actors in Hollywood for eight years.

Karen also speaks regularly at various talent showcases in the USA, and has developed several curriculums for film programmes and training for young actors. She is passionate about sharing information and withthe majority of her family working in the arts, creative rights is a frequent dinner table subject.When not researching, learning and teaching (who are we kidding – that's all the time!) Karen enjoys travel, chasing events at theatres, films, street art, concerts, galleries, and bookstores, meeting new friends and having interesting conversations over a chai latte.

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Sign up to our Creative Rights for Creative People workshops in 2022.
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