ACMP joins the Artists' Bill of Rights Campaign Launch
18 April, 2011
London, UK 11 April 2011; A new campaign launched today setting out a Bill of Rights for all Artists and supported by organisations from around the world. It updates and expands the Bill of Rights campaign initiated in 2008 by the photographer's organisation, Pro-Imaging.org. The campaign is presented through a website at http://www.artists-bill-of-rights.org and is now available in over 40 languages.
The campaign promotes the rights of creative people of all disciplines, music, photography, video, film, fine arts, writing, etc. It is independent, and open to all artists' representative associations. Representative associations can undertake all the campaign activities and have access to the campaign website to create and publish content credited to their association.
Campaign Supporters; On the campaign website the supporters of the Artists Bill of Rights are promoted. The artists' representative associations currently supporting the Artists Bill of Rights are -
- Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association, New Zealand
- Association of Professional Photographers, Iceland
- Association of Photographers, United Kingdom
- Australian Commercial and Media Photographers
- Australian Institute of Professional Photography
- British Institute of Professional Photography, United Kingdom
- British Photographic Council, United Kingdom
- DJ:Fotograferne, photographers within the Union of Journalists, Denmark
- Editorial Photographers of United Kingdom & Ireland
- Pro-Imaging Organisation, United Kingdom
- The National Press Photographers Association, United States of America
In addition to the artists' associations there are many private and public sector organisations who have proclaimed their support, all of whom are promoted on the Artists' Bill of Rights supporters page.
Campaign Aims; The campaign has the following aims;
- To provide a means whereby all artists' associations can unite around a common set of standards for preservation of their rights.
- To promote the Bill of Rights' standards for the preservation of artists' rights in competitions and appeals seeking creative works. (Consideration may be given to widening that remit in future, e.g. to contracts.)
- To promote organisations who support the Artists' Bill of Rights and to promote their competitions and appeals.
- To educate the public about the purpose and value of their intellectual property rights and to enable them to recognise when they are being exploited.
- To publish reports about the extent of rights grabbing and to analyse and quantify the rights grabbed by the private, public, charitable, and non-profit sectors.
- To press for legislative changes that would protect the public from unfair and unethical terms and conditions that seek to exploit their intellectual property rights.
About Artists' Bill of Rights; This is a collaborative campaign to be operated by the associations who wish to actively participate. We invite all artists associations to support the aims of the Artists' Bill of Rights and to contact us via the website to support the campaign, and, if they can, to actively contribute to the campaign. For further information please visit the 'What can you do?' page on the campaign website.
ACMP: 07 May, 2013
ACMP are currently accepting nominations for the ACMP Acheivement in Photography Awards for both a Professional Photographer and an Emerging Photographer (three years and under in the industry) These awards are to honour those who work within the industry, those who create the images of this industry and to support and drive the photographic industry forward. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best Professional and Emergent photographers within Australia.
ACMP: 05 May, 2013
Sarah Anderson who has been working with Trampoline Melbourne for the last few years shares about what she gets out of being part of the project.
In 2009, after many years of assisting and a two and a half year stint in Canada I decided it was time to break up with my assisting career and start my photography business. It was so scary to stop assisting and get out there with my folio and show everyone. But the hardest part was spending days, weeks and months on the phone trying to book meetings.
I was lucky that I had experienced photographers to call on for advice and support and give me cheap rent at a studio to get me started.
ACMP: 30 April, 2013
This event has been POSTPONED until further notice.
ACMP: 23 April, 2013
This HDSLR workshop, presented by the ACMP in association with Manfrotto and Nikon, is designed as an introductory course to get you started with producing your own video productions. We will show you how to quote, shoot, edit and deliver finished videos and show you some of the tools and skills you need to start producing your own video productions for events, corporate clients, music videos and short films to accompanying your existing photographic business.
ACMP: 21 April, 2013
May 14 event in Melbourne. Ever wondered what the laws regarding copyright really are? Ever had conversations with clients and not really known what your rights are? Here is your chance to get educated, brush up on copyright and get answers to all those questions you have been dying to ask but did not know who to turn to.
Sharon Givoni, demystifies copyright and photography for one evening with some live case studies along the way.
After 12 years of running her own Melbourne based legal practise, Sharon has been invited to speak at over 50 industry conferences Australia-wide on IP related topics and has developed a reputation for bringing the law alive in language people can understand. Sharon has a strong focus on copyright and related areas and advises photographers regularly in all matters including copyright, model releases, ownership and licensing, privacy and related areas.
ACMP: 19 April, 2013
ACMP welcome our latest Trade affilate PhotoBeast. Photobeast was formed in 2009. Their goal is to provide the best quality stock photography from Photographers who would love a passive income with a maximal return. PhotoBeast are Australian based and the images they supply have a non sterile, non- American Teeth approach. We are wanting to give all photographers a good return. Stock photography has taken a massive drop in commissions over the last 2 years. Photobeast is putting the money back for the photographers.
ACMP: 16 April, 2013
The ACMP in association with Borge’s Imaging, Manfrotto and Nikon are excited to present our 2 day DSLR video and editing workshops in Melbourne!
Having the skill set to supply video for clients is fast becoming a required part of business for many creative professionals. We'll show you how to write a script, storyboard the shots, capture the footage and process and edit your own 30 – 45 second mini short film project over the two days. Through real world working video professionals they will inform and impart their knowledge on what is video and the steps necessary to deliver good quality material. The workshop is designed for the industry creative looking to add finished video productions as part of their services.
ACMP: 03 March, 2013
As a leading corporate travel agency, Corporate Traveller can provide businesses with a range of services and tailored travel strategies that will drive long term savings. From airfares to hotel bookings, car hire to emergency assistance and travel insurance, our spread of corporate travel management services will streamline your business travel for maximum results. You can start by sending an email with your requested dates and flights to our assigned client manager. Dont forget to mention you are an ACMP member. This is an umbrella account, while the ACMP group travel ensure you get the best rates, each member is responsible for their own booking and billing.
ACMP: 01 March, 2013
Photographer and ACMP Board Member Des Harris was recently thrown a bit of a curve ball when he was faced with moving country due to his wife’s work relocation. With an established photographic business in Sydney he was lucky enough to have planned ahead to be able to sell it and profit from the move. Could you do it? Read his story to see how you need to think ahead in business.
ACMP: 26 February, 2013
The AIPP Nikon Event is Australia’s largest photographic conference, with the photography community gathering from all corners of the country for the 4th consecutive year running. The 4 day Event will be held in Hobart from the 16th – 19th June 2013. The Event is run by photographers for photographers to foster the growth of the photographic industry, and is packed with keynote speakers, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, social events and a sponsor expo.