In the art world, working with children or using children as part of a creative or an artistic piece, there are legal obligations to consider for the artist employing them whether they’re actors, performers or models. This could also include educational or practical workshops.

According to the Arts Law Information Sheet, there are several laws that protect children during the creative or artistic process which outline legal issues for artists and art organisations in NSW.

They will be required for a police and working-with-children checks to prevent issues such as child pornography and obscenity. With national police clearance, they can be authorised to publish their works with permission as well as avoiding complicated legal affairs with the children’s family and the media.