AGS recognised at Arts Law Pro Bono Awards
AGS’s ongoing dedication to pro bono work has been honoured by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), in recognition of our outstanding and valuable contribution to the community legal centre as well as Australia’s artists and arts communities during 2020.
Each year, Arts Law presents Pro Bono Awards recognising the contribution made by volunteers and pro bono lawyers across the country. AGS received the 2021 Award in recognition of our ‘valued contribution to Arts Law and Australian artists’, which in 2020-21 included the full-time and part-time secondments of AGS lawyers to Arts Law, as well as assisting with a podcast on the topic of cybersecurity for art sector businesses. One of our lawyers also received the award for their assistance with advice work through Arts Law’s Document Review Service. AGS has previously won Pro Bono Awards in 2018 and 2019 for our support of Arts Law.
Each year, Arts Law commissions an artist to produce a limited edition print which forms the pro bono award. This year’s print ‘Petits Point (1-35)’ was by Kate Little, who practices within the field of contemporary painting.
The pro bono work AGS lawyers have undertaken has had a huge impact on the delivery of Arts Law’s services, especially given the small size of their core team. Our wonderful partnership with Arts Law grows in strength year to year and we hope to continue this for many years to come.