Australian creators to receive more than $350k from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced $352,773 in support of 25 new projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2020 and 2021. The funding will support a diverse range of new and existing projects to benefit writers, visual artists, and publishers. Among the projects supported, the University of Tasmania will receive […]

2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveils a powerhouse of Australian literary talent

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, has announced the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the shortlist announcement was made via a live YouTube presentation. The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is: The White Girl by Tony Birch (University of Queensland Press): This novel describes the […]

10 years of Resale Royalty for Australian artists

9 June 2020 marked a decade of the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists in Australia. The Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to collect and pay royalties to artists when their work is resold. Under the Resale Royalty Scheme, a 5% royalty is payable on certain resales worth $1,000 or more. You […]

Fellowship applications close at the end of June

Applications for the Copyright Agency’s $80,000 Fellowships close at 1pm on Monday 29 June. This year there are two Fellowships on offer for Australian writers and one for an established visual artist. The latter is designed to support the creation of an important new work, either for exhibition or for a public outcome. The inaugural […]

Copyright management and royalty income during COVID-19

With exhibitions, sales, teaching and other sources of casual income in short supply, the licensing income and resale royalties that flow to visual artists are more essential than ever. You’ve been asking for advice during this challenging period, so we’ve compiled some tips and information for you. And as always, the Visual Arts team remains […]

Announcing funding for Visual Arts Projects

We recently announced recipients from our first round of Emergency Action Funding. From an extremely competitive pool of applicants, ten were selected for their Visual Arts Projects: Tully Arnot, to support research, learning and development of new skills in building virtual reality artworks for online exhibition Tom Blake, for a project titled “cliche of the […]

Tattoo licence brings new meaning to the term “body art”

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Copyright Agency has licensed an artwork for a tattoo! The artwork is by Indigenous artist Chris Black, who works out of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in Milikapiti Community on the Tiwi Islands. Jarrangini (buffalo) (2018) is a screenprint depicting the head of a buffalo, which was introduced to the Tiwi […]

Copyright Agency to manage Sidney Nolan’s copyright in ANZ

As the Australian partner of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), Copyright Agency has the immense privilege of managing the copyright for celebrated artist Sidney Nolan in Australia and New Zealand. DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation and our sister society in the UK, announced its representation of the Sidney Nolan Trust […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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