Significant new investment in arts coverage

The Copyright Agency, in partnership with the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, today announced funding of $150,000 to support the publication of more arts reviews and criticism in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today. The $150,000 granted to the media companies will enhance and be in […]

Cultural Fund grants are now open

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is pleased to announce our new Publishing Industry Career Development Grants. Offering professional development and career-enhancing opportunities, these grants are open to mid-career Australian publishing professionals working in trade and educational publishing; Australian literary agents; and editors working at literary magazines and journals. Four grants of up to $5,000 will […]

Creators unite for bushfire relief

An outpouring of generosity from Australia’s arts community has seen over half a million dollars raised for the online #AuthorsForFireys appeal. Inspired by a 2017 fundraiser for asylum seekers, authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman launched a bushfire relief auction on Twitter. The #AuthorsForFireys hashtag went viral, attracting more than 1,300 lots from more than […]

Settlement reached with NSW Government

Copyright Agency and the State of New South Wales have settled their long-running dispute over the rate that NSW should pay for the use of copyright material by its public servants. The parties have now settled the arrangements for the past liability back to July 2012 and the payments forward to June 2023. Both parties […]

Our new Member Portal is headed your way

At the end of 2019, the Copyright Agency rolled out the first round of planned improvements to the Member Portal. These updates form part of our commitment to enhancing member services by: Providing a more intuitive experience in the Portal Making it easier to manage and update your account Streamlining the onboarding process for new […]

Artworks licensed for NITV’s Aboriginal arts game show with a twist

Premiering on NITV in February 2020, the Art Gallery of NSW’s deadly gallery event Faboriginal will bring a new form of game show based on Aboriginal art into living rooms across the country. The Copyright Agency worked closely with the gallery and production company Noble Savage Pictures to license 59 artworks for the program. They […]

Photo © Caitlin Hicks

Government releases Resale Royalty Scheme Review Report

Last December the Copyright Agency welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Post-Implementation Review for the Resale Royalty Scheme. The report analyses the first three years and four months of the Scheme and provides a valuable snapshot into its implementation and early operation. The Resale Royalty Scheme entitles visual artists to five per cent of […]

Lisa Sammut. ‘You are sensible too’ (2014).

How we supported the visual arts in 2019

Throughout the last calendar year, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provided valuable support to Australia’s visual arts sector. Grants were awarded to individual artists to create new work and to pursue career and professional development opportunities, and to organisations to facilitate professional mentorships, residencies (both at home and abroad), skills development and exhibition outcomes. In […]

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Image Credit: Faboriginal set featuring Minyi Puru, 2008 by Jakayu Biljabu © Jakayu Biljabu/Copyright Agency, 2019. Photo courtesy of Noble Savage.

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