Objects of the Indigenous Art Code

3. Objects 

3.1 The principal object of the Company is the promotion of Indigenous visual arts.

3.2 Objects of the Company In the furtherance of the Company’s principal object, the objects of the Company specifically include to:

(a) implement measures that support the retention and promotion of Indigenous culture through professional arts practices designed to underpin the value and integrity of the Indigenous visual arts sector;

(b) implement measures that support the Company being, and being perceived by the Indigenous visual arts sector and the public in general to be, truly representative of Artists, and Dealers and other persons who support the purpose and objectives of the Code and any Prescribed Mandatory Code;

(c) encourage the involvement of Indigenous persons in the affairs of the Company with the aim of increasing the number of Indigenous Members and Directors;

(d) promote the purpose of the Code to encourage:

(i) fair and ethical trade with Artists;

(ii) transparency in the process of promotion and sale of Artwork; and

(iii) a fair and equitable dispute resolution system for disputes arising under the Code;

(e) encourage Dealers to become signatories to, and comply with, the Code;

(f) co-ordinate and liaise with government, governmental and regulatory bodies, Artists and Dealers in relation to the process of promotion and sale of Artwork in pursuit of the objectives of the Code;

(g) implement and oversee the application of the Code, as amended from time to time;

(h) deal with issues relating to compliance with the Code;

(i) report on the operation and effectiveness of the Code in achieving its objectives;

(j) promote the Code among the public in general and, in particular, the Indigenous visual arts sector;

(k) seek government and stakeholder support for a Prescribed Mandatory Code and, if support is obtained, co-ordinate and liaise with government and governmental and regulatory bodies in relation to the establishment, implementation and operation of a Prescribed Mandatory Code.

(l) collect funds and solicit and accept financial and other aid, subscriptions, donations and bequests from any person and from government and public bodies and otherwise borrow or raise funds for the pursuit of the above objects;

(m) obtain from any government or authority, whether federal or state, local or otherwise (and enter into any arrangements with any such government or authority for the purpose of obtaining) any rights, privileges and concessions which the Company may consider it desirable to obtain for the pursuit of the above objects, and carry out, exercise and comply with any such arrangements, rights, privileges and concessions; and

(n) do all other things which the Directors decide from time to time are necessary, convenient or incidental to carry out, or conducive to the attainment of, these objects.