Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) refers to the rights that First Nations people have, and want to have, to protect their traditional arts, heritage and culture, including communally owned cultural practices, traditional knowledge, and resources and knowledge systems developed by First Nations people as part of their First Nations identity.
Solid Lines projects will comply with this ICIP Policy.
Projects incorporating any ICIP into works such as (but not limited to) traditional and digital illustration, any further applications of traditional and digital illustration, and any other mediums yet to be created, may only be conducted if there is a written agreement in place with the relevant artist in relation to that project.
Artists participating in or assisting with any such projects must be provided with clear information in Plain English and (if reasonably necessary) in their traditional language about:
Artists have the following rights in relation to a project:
the right to protect traditional knowledge and sacred cultural material. Without limiting this right, the artist may under this right: limit or refuse use, direct, guide and supervise use, and seek and implement guidance from cultural knowledge holders regarding use of the traditional knowledge and sacred cultural material. This right is subject to any agreement reached between the artist, Solid Lines and the project client regarding the specific protections to be applied in a project, with agreement to be reached prior to commencement of the project;
the right to ensure that traditional laws and customary obligations are respected, particularly when money is made from ICIP. This right is subject to any agreement reached between the artist, Solid Lines and the project client regarding the application of traditional laws and customary obligations to a project, with agreement to be reached prior to commencement of the project. Without limiting this right, examples include:
the right to be paid for use of ICIP, particularly if it has been used in a way which is inconsistent with traditional laws or without the community’s permission. This right includes (but is not limited to):