Copyright Agency Partnerships

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Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 2024-25 3 April 2024 1pm AEST 11 June 2024 Mid–July 2024 9 May–25 July 2025

Copyright Agency Partnerships (CAP) is an annual series to support major commissions for mid-career and established visual artists in partnership with leading cultural organisations around Australia.

In 2024 the Copyright Agency will partner with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) to create and present a significant opportunity for visual artists. Previous CAP partners are 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Institute of Modern Art.


One visual artist or collective will be selected from a competitive application process to develop and present a major new commission with PICA.

Mid-career and established visual artists working in all mediums are eligible to apply.

The total value of this grant is $80,000, inclusive of a $40,000 artist fee and $40,000 production and project funds towards the development and presentation of a new commission.

Individual visual artists will apply directly to the Copyright Agency via the online grants platform SmartyGrants. If your application is successful, PICA will manage the grant and project budget, alongside the curatorial development and presentation of the commission.


  • Mid-career and established contemporary artists are eligible to apply for this grant
  • If applying as a group, all artists must identify as mid-career or established artists
  • All applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants must have acquitted any overdue Copyright Agency Cultural Fund grants


  • Applications will be submitted to the Copyright Agency via SmartyGrants online system
  • Applicants may submit only one application per round
  • Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered


More information and contact details about your application

Please contact PICA directly to discuss an application for this grant at with the subject line ‘Copyright Agency Partnership enquiry’ or call (08) 9228 6300.

Email the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund if you have any questions about the application form, closing dates, or general enquiries about your eligibility via

Copyright Notice

The Copyright Agency supports creators of copyrighted content in Australia and New Zealand. If your work incorporates material (such as songs or music, still or moving images, logos or text) created by a third party we encourage you to speak with a member of our staff. Contact Tristan Chant, Visual Artist Stakeholder and Community Manager on

Works that include third party material may not be eligible to apply.


About Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)

Established in 1989, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation making space for current and future generations of contemporary artists and audiences. PICA runs a year-round program of exhibitions, performances and events and is known for the leading role it plays in supporting artists to present challenging ideas and boundary-defining new work.

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