Australian creators to receive more than $350k from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced $352,773 in support of 25 new projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2020 and 2021. The funding will support a diverse range of new and existing projects to benefit writers, visual artists, and publishers. Among the projects supported, the University of Tasmania will receive […]

2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveils a powerhouse of Australian literary talent

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, has announced the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the shortlist announcement was made via a live YouTube presentation. The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is: The White Girl by Tony Birch (University of Queensland Press): This novel describes the […]

10 years of Resale Royalty for Australian artists

9 June 2020 marked a decade of the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists in Australia. The Copyright Agency is appointed by the Australian Government to collect and pay royalties to artists when their work is resold. Under the Resale Royalty Scheme, a 5% royalty is payable on certain resales worth $1,000 or more. You […]

Meet The Team: Arif Chowdhury, Licensing Officer

What do you do at the Copyright Agency?I am working within the close-knit Education and Government Licensing team. As a Licensing Officer, I have a key administrative and support role. My daily activities include liaising closely with Licensees and external customers along with other internal teams. I support the implementation and administration of Copyright Licences […]

APIC on copyright compliance in a time of online teaching

We caught up with Dr Michelle Cavaleri, Director of Academic Enhancement at Asia Pacific International College (APIC) to chat about copyright licensing, the big shift to online teaching and the Copyright Agency’s new online platform for the delivery of digital content FLEX. What made you decide to get the Statutory Education Licence, managed by the […]

Fellowship applications close at the end of June

Applications for the Copyright Agency’s $80,000 Fellowships close at 1pm on Monday 29 June. This year there are two Fellowships on offer for Australian writers and one for an established visual artist. The latter is designed to support the creation of an important new work, either for exhibition or for a public outcome. The inaugural […]

Copyright management and royalty income during COVID-19

With exhibitions, sales, teaching and other sources of casual income in short supply, the licensing income and resale royalties that flow to visual artists are more essential than ever. You’ve been asking for advice during this challenging period, so we’ve compiled some tips and information for you. And as always, the Visual Arts team remains […]

Announcing funding for Visual Arts Projects

We recently announced recipients from our first round of Emergency Action Funding. From an extremely competitive pool of applicants, ten were selected for their Visual Arts Projects: Tully Arnot, to support research, learning and development of new skills in building virtual reality artworks for online exhibition Tom Blake, for a project titled “cliche of the […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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