June 26, 2017

The Copyright Agency and Viscopy to merge

After a successful five-year ‘Services Agreement’ between rights management organisations, the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, the two organisations have agreed in principle to begin the formal arrangements to merge. Between them, the two organisations represent some 43,000 members, ranging from visual artists and illustrators to journalists, cartoonists, surveyors, educational authors and publishers. Viscopy Chair, Tim […]

June 9, 2017

NAVA Launches Open Letter to the Australian Government on Copyright

The national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector, NAVA, is gathering signatures as part of a campaign opposing the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to introduce ‘Fair Use’ in Australia. The recommendations to relax copyright protections with the introduction of the US doctrine of […]

June 6, 2017

Cultural Fund supports 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS: an Artspace initiative

In September 2017, Artspace is set to launch an ambitious project, 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, commissioning 52 of Australia and the Asia-Pacific’s most exciting artists to develop new work for online exhibition and publication. The Cultural Fund has provided $13,000 to support the program. Every week for a year a different artist will create an […]

Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderheads (2016)

April 10, 2017

Finalists announced for John Fries Award 2017

Copyright Agency | Viscopy today announced the 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2017. The award, curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. The award winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on […]

April 5, 2017

Manager supports Indigenous artists

The Copyright Agency | Viscopy has appointed a new Indigenous Engagement Manager, Jade Christian, to work with Indigenous artists, particularly in remote areas, to educate them about copyright and their resale royalty rights. She is integral to the implementation of the company’s Reconciliation Action Plan and also works closely with our partner organisations, such as […]

March 1, 2017

$50,000 awarded to support authors and artists

The Copyright Agency has awarded a total of $50,000 to a Western Australian artist, an author from Brisbane and a graphic novelist from Melbourne, through its ‘Create’ Career Fund. The fund provides mid-to-late career writers and visual artists with crucial financial support needed to write, research and create their next work. Recipients of the latest […]

February 21, 2017

Artists invited to share in more than $500,000 in royalties

The copyright collecting society and rights management organisation, Copyright Agency | Viscopy is mounting a month-long campaign to collect fresh data from artists and their heirs about where their works have been published or used on TV. Copyright Agency | Viscopy manages licence fees that allow educational institutions, government, businesses and others to copy and share […]

January 17, 2017

Call for Entries Open to 8th Annual John Fries Award

Entries have opened for the 8th annual John Fries Award for early-career artists from Australia and New Zealand, which provides $10,000 in prize money for the winning artist and $1,000 for each award finalist participating in the exhibition. The non-acquisitive award has established itself as one of the most highly coveted prizes for early-career artists […]

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Image Credit: © Selected artists Samson Young, The Coffee Cantata (Institute of Fictional Ethnomusicology) (detail), 2015, performance in collaboration with Michael Schiefel and Priman Lee. Image courtesy of the artist.

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