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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tattoo licence brings new meaning to the term “body art”

In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, Copyright Agency has licensed an artwork for a tattoo! The artwork is by Indigenous artist Chris Black, who works out of Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association in Milikapiti Community on the Tiwi Islands. Jarrangini (buffalo) (2018) is a screenprint depicting the head of a buffalo, which was introduced to the Tiwi […]

Copyright Agency to manage Sidney Nolan’s copyright in ANZ

As the Australian partner of the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), Copyright Agency has the immense privilege of managing the copyright for celebrated artist Sidney Nolan in Australia and New Zealand. DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation and our sister society in the UK, announced its representation of the Sidney Nolan Trust […]

Image Credit: Created by Copyright Agency. Featured members: Amal Awad, photo by Tim Levy. Blak Douglas, photo by Nick Cubbin. Lee Walker, photo by Lindsay Edwards. Wayne Diver-Tuck, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Linton Besser, photo by Olivia Tran. Cathy Wilcox, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Lachlan Philpott, photo by Bryan Sun. Maxine Beneba-Clarke, photo by Olivia Tran.

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