April 1, 2019

Close to $1m in copyright royalties available for WA Surveyors

The Copyright Agency has signed a deed with the Western Australian Government for almost $1m in royalties for local surveyors’ plans. As a result, the agency is rapidly recruiting Western Australian surveyors, as only members of the agency can receive royalty payments for the sale of their survey plans. The 2008 High Court of Australia […]

March 28, 2019

Exploring the state of arts journalism in Australia

In the current issue of the Walkley Magazine, winner of the inaugural 2018 Arts Journalism Award (funded by Copyright Agency), Gabriella Coslovich, takes stock of the opportunities and challenges for arts writing in Australia. She writes: “For those of us who care about the arts as a defining expression of society, and who believe that arts coverage […]

March 4, 2019

Reminder to prepare for upcoming international payments

As the Australian collecting society for copyright-protected words and images, Copyright Agency has reciprocal agreements with many international reproduction rights organisations and in March will distribute royalties from these overseas collecting societies. If you are eligible for a payment in this distribution, we will we notify you by email prior to payment being transferred into […]

February 4, 2019

Koda Capital helps to keep creators creating with a Copyright Agency licence

Copyright Agency’s core business is to collect copyright fees and distribute the royalties to our 40,000+ creator members for the reuse of text and images. We collect royalties from the education, government and business sectors. One such business is Koda Capital. An independent wealth manager to high-net-worth individuals, families and charitable institutions, Koda has 37 Partners […]

December 12, 2018

International licensing solutions for Australian artists and businesses

The Copyright Agency Visual Arts licensing team often provides its services internationally. Notably in 2018 they licensed Australian artworks to clients in both China and Canada. Copyright Agency Manager of Visual Arts, Judy Grady, says “We have a network of international partners in more than 40 countries who we work with to license the work […]

December 11, 2018

Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists

Over $1 million in resale royalty revenue was generated in the financial year of 2017-18, with more than 180 artists receiving their first eligible resale payment in that time. Artists from all stages of their careers are benefitting from the resale right, which entitles them or their estate to a 5% share of the sales […]

December 11, 2018

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund distributes more than $1m to Australian creators

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s cultural future, allocating a total of $1,049,145 towards 37 projects with writing and visual arts organisations in its second round of 2018 funding. Key beneficiaries include the National Museum of Australia, to commission non-fiction essays from Australian writers on Living with the Anthropocene; The Guardian, […]

December 5, 2018

Artist Karla Dickens ‘stunned and delighted’ by Fellowship

This is an edited extract of an interview on ABC Radio National’s The Hub On Art with Karla Dickens, who was recently announced as the inaugural Copyright Agency Visual Artist Fellow for 2018.  The interviewer is The Hub on Art’s host, Eddy Ayres. What difference is this $80,000 Fellowship going to make in your work? […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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