September 28, 2018

Akil Ahamat wins the 2018 John Fries Award

Sydney artist Akil Ahamat has been awarded the annual $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging artists by the Copyright Agency at the opening of the award exhibition at UNSW Galleries. The judges also highly commend Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel from South Australia for her work Kapi Wankanya. Now in its ninth year, the prestigious John Fries […]

September 4, 2018

Fellowship applications close soon

The Copyright Agency is currently accepting applications from writers and artists for three of its annual Fellowships, each worth $80,000. There are two new fellowships in 2018 – for non-fiction writing and visual art – as well as the existing author fellowship. Applications close on 24 September. To find out more and to apply click […]

September 3, 2018

Top talks at Sydney Contemporary

Art lovers take note! This month’s Sydney Contemporary art fair celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and exhibitions from 13-16 September. The Copyright Agency has partnered with Sydney Contemporary this year to present TALK Contemporary: a series of panel discussions featuring leading figures in the arts exploring topical and controversial […]

July 30, 2018

Copyright Agency Fellowships worth $240,000 are now available

Three $80,000 Fellowships are currently available from the Copyright Agency, including the new Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing and Fellowship for a Visual Artist. These grants provide important, sustained financial support to authors and visual artists to create a new body of work that will resonate with, and enrich Australian audiences. “These Fellowships invest in the future […]

July 20, 2018

Copyright Agency sponsors Sydney Contemporary’s Talks Program

In September, the Copyright Agency is sponsoring the talks program at Australasia’s largest and most diverse art fair, Sydney Contemporary 2018. With over 70 Australian and International galleries participating, featuring artists from 32 countries, Sydney Contemporary offers visitors access to curated exhibitions alongside an ambitious program that includes ground breaking installations, engaging panel discussions and […]

July 20, 2018

What does ‘second resale’ of an artwork mean?

While the Resale Royalty Right is generally well understood, we are often asked to clarify the term ‘second resale’ and how it affects eligibility for resale royalty.  If used out of context this term can lead to the wrong conclusion on a royalty being due. The term ‘second resale’ is relevant to artworks in existence […]

July 19, 2018

Copyright Agency helps members license their work for NAIDOC week

In celebration of NAIDOC Week this year, artist and Copyright Agency member, Julie Dowling’s work was projected onto the iconic Digital Tower in Yagan Square, Perth. Screenwest – the State’s premier screen organisation – controls the 45-metre high tower which includes a large circular screen and 14 LED lights columns, inspired by the bulrushes found […]

July 19, 2018

Reduced administration fees for visual arts members

The merger of the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, on 30 November 2017, has led to a reduction in the administration fee for visual arts licences. The reduction applies from 1 January 2018. Copyright Agency’s administration fee varies slightly from year to year and is currently: On income from ‘statutory’ licence fees collected by Copyright Agency […]

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Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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