Performance Highlights for 2013-14
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.