Date 12 Oct, 2015 – 12 Oct, 2015
Time 7:00PM
Cost Free
Venue 12 Crummer Road, Auckland, New Zealand

Monday October 12, 7pm.
Whitespace, Auckland.

Viscopy and Artists Alliance talk copyright, licencing, and other important matters of interest to visual artists.

About Artists Alliance
Artists Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation that works for and supports the visual arts community in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Artists Alliance works to help the professional development of artists and arts workers and to promote the creative sector through a number of avenues:

  • Brokering mentorships between emerging and established artists
  • Brokering internships for recent graduates at arts organisations New Zealand wide
  • Holding ‘bootcamps’ where industry professionals speak on subjects such as writing proposals, managing finances, and the best use of social media
  • Keeping up-to-date listings on our website for events, opportunities and exhibitions happening nationwide
  • Running the Artists Alliance blog, which is updated weekly with interviews, reviews, photo essays, and opinion pieces relevant to contemporary New Zealand art

 About Viscopy  

  • Viscopy was set up by artists for artists in 1995. It provides licensing services on behalf of 11,500 Australian and New Zealand visual arts members. These licences allow their artworks to be reproduced in return for fair payment. We also advocate for creator’s rights on their behalf.
  • Viscopy also manages international artists in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Australian and New Zealand artists’ work being used abroad via reciprocal agreements with 45 visual arts rights management agencies around the world.
  • In July 2012, Viscopy entered into a services arrangement with the Copyright Agency.  Known as Copyright Agency | Viscopy, the mission of this partnership is to help build a more resilient creative economy where new artistic expression is valued and artists are acknowledged and financially rewarded for their work.
  • Copyright Agency l Viscopy is the major sponsor and producer of the John Fries Award for emerging artists.  Two of this year’s finalists are New Zealand artists.
  • Since 9 June 2010, Australian artists have been eligible to receive a 5% royalty on certain resales of their work under the resale royalty scheme, which is administered by the Copyright Agency by government appointment. The scheme has generated more than $3.5m in royalties from more than 1,000 artists. Over 65% of the artists receiving royalties are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists.

Part of the Artweek Auckland programme, October 10-18, 2015.