Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund extends partnership series into its fourth year with PICA

April 11, 2024

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced the extension of Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) into its fourth year with Australian art institutions, to support commissions worth $80,000 for mid-career and established visual artists.

Copyright Agency will partner with the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) to support one eligible visual artist or collective to develop and present a major new commission.

Previous CAP Partners are 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Sydney), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), and the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane).

The $80,000 grant is inclusive of a $40,000 artist fee and $40,000 for production and project funding of a new commission.

Copyright Agency CEO Josephine Johnston says, “We are delighted to announce the new Copyright Agency Partnership with PICA and once again provide an opportunity for a competitive artist to create new work that will be exhibited at an internationally renowned art centre.

“Following the success of previous partnerships and subsequent exhibitions, we know the calibre of applicants will be impressive. Investing in Australian creativity remains a crucial part of Copyright Agency’s principles and we shall look forward to seeing the execution of the successful applicant’s work at PICA next year.”

PICA’s Director/CEO Hannah Mathews notes, “The Copyright Agency Partnership offers a vital opportunity for artists and arts organisations. To be supported at this level to realise timely and ambitiously scaled work is a real gift. We look forward to seeing what artists are keen to focus their energies on and to work with them to realise something extraordinary for PICA’s iconic gallery spaces.”

Applications close 11 June and successful applicant/s will be announced later this year, with the exhibition to open in May 2025.

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About Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that represents 40,000 members across the publishing, media, visual arts, and education sectors. Our mission is to provide simple ways for people to reproduce, store and share words, images, and other creative content, in return for fair payment to creators.

About the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency, providing support to individuals and organisations to run projects that will enrich Australia’s publishing and visual arts industries.

About Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

Established in 1989, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation making space for current and future generations of contemporary artists and audiences. PICA runs a year-round program of exhibitions, performances and events and is known for the leading role it plays in supporting artists to present challenging ideas and boundary-defining new work.