Know your rights: 12 articles for May Day

From fair use to fair pay, publishing deals and knowing your legal rights during COVID-19 - we arm you this May Day with relevant articles from our archives.
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While May Day stems from an ancient festival celebrating spring, its more contemporary reading is as a nod to those who fought for worker’s rights and that is how it is celebrated today.

In the late 19th century, 1 May became the date for International Worker’s Day, a movement led by socialists and communists the world over.  It seemed fitting this year – when so many artists in Australia are falling between the funding gaps, and have been forgotten in the wake of COVID-19 relief packages – to revisit the rights of workers in the culture sector.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina