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Government releases Resale Royalty Scheme Review Report

Last December the Copyright Agency welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Post-Implementation Review for the Resale Royalty Scheme. The report analyses the first three years and four months of the Scheme and provides a valuable snapshot into its implementation and early operation. The Resale Royalty Scheme entitles visual artists to five per cent of […]

Lisa Sammut. ‘You are sensible too’ (2014).

How we supported the visual arts in 2019

Throughout the last calendar year, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provided valuable support to Australia’s visual arts sector. Grants were awarded to individual artists to create new work and to pursue career and professional development opportunities, and to organisations to facilitate professional mentorships, residencies (both at home and abroad), skills development and exhibition outcomes. In […]

John Fries Award 2020 finalists announced

The Copyright Agency has announced the finalists for one of Australia’s most highly anticipated awards for early career artists, the John Fries Award 2020. The John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. For the second consecutive year, respected Melbourne-based visual arts […]

Derek Productions remedies use of Aboriginal art in Netflix series After Life

The British company, Derek Productions, will pay compensation for using an unauthorised copy of a painting by the Aboriginal artist Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri in the first series of After Life, starring Ricky Gervais, on Netflix earlier this year. The company has also agreed to pay a fee for the use of the Papunya Tula artist’s copyright-protected work […]

Research reveals what the publishing industry can learn from Netflix

Justin Ractliffe, formerly Managing Director of Hachette Australia and now Publishing Director at  Penguin Random House Australia, will share the findings from his Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship report, Instinct, Input and Insight: Reader-centricity in Publishing, at a publishing industry event on 4 December. Ractliffe received the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund 2019 Publisher Fellowship to travel […]

Wrapped NBN nodes showcase Indigenous artists

As the NBN continues to be rolled out around Australia, it has provided an opportunity for Indigenous artworks to be displayed in the community. NBN Co’s delivery partner Downer has collaborated with the Copyright Agency to source and license artworks by key Indigenous artists to wrap around the NBN network nodes in Sydney’s Inner West. The aim is […]

An exclusive offer for Copyright Agency supporters

Sydney Contemporary, Australia’s largest and most diverse gathering of local and international art galleries, is offering Copyright Agency supporters 20% off tickets to this year’s unmissable event! Taking place at Carriageworks from 12–15 September 2019, Sydney Contemporary will deliver a captivating program of more than 150 events. With curated exhibitions and installations, live performances and […]

Creating lifelong literary connections

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports Australia’s literary community in myriad ways and sometimes, serendipitously, creates connections that go far beyond expectations. Our support for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award has helped introduce new audiences to the award-winning author Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad, who was shortlisted for The Lebs (Hachette Australia). Each shortlisted writer receives […]

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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