Performance Highlights for 2013-14

Company News

Viscopy distributed more royalties to visual artists during 2013-14 than the previous year, as membership grew and the overall number of Australian and New Zealand artists receiving copyright royalties increased by 24 per cent.

During 2013-14, Viscopy distributed $2.47 million in royalties to more than 1,200 Australian artists and more than 900 international artists. The overall amount distributed to artists is higher than the previous financial year ($2.24 million distributed in 2012-13) .

By the end of June 2014, Viscopy membership reached more than 11,300 members with more than 1,500 new members joining during the 2013-14 financial year. The split between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous artists remains close to 50/50 on par with 2012-13.

The Australian Government’s Resale Royalty Scheme paid more than $656,000 to Australian artists in 2013-14, which is an 8 per cent growth compared to the previous year.

Under the educational statutory licence administered by the Copyright Agency, $27.9 million was paid for artistic works.

The top five most popular Australian and New Zealand artists represented by Viscopy in 2013-14 were (in alphabetical order):

  • Charles Blackman
  • Arthur Boyd
  • Emily Kngwarreye
  • Tracey Moffatt
  • Margaret Preston

The top five most popular international members represented by Viscopy in 2013-14 were (in alphabetical order):

  • Salvador Dalí
  • Ian Fairweather
  • Hannah Hoch
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Andy Warhol

Go to our Annual Report page to read more about our financial performance and to view our highlights publication, the 2013-14 Annual Review for Visual Artists.

Garry Shead, Railway Station, 1993 © Garry Shead/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

Garry Shead, Railway Station, 1993 © Garry Shead/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

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