January 11, 2019

New Indigenous literary award honours late Kimberley Elder Daisy Utemorrah

Magabala Books is delighted to partner with the State Government of Western Australia and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to announce The Daisy Utemorrah Award, a national award open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The Daisy Utemorrah Award is a new unpublished manuscript award for a work of junior and YA fiction, […]

Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018)

January 8, 2019

Entries for the 2019 John Fries Award close on Monday 14 January

Entries for this year’s landmark 10th Anniversary $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging Australian and New Zealand artists have opened earlier than usual – and will close on 14 January 2019. The John Fries Award is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works of contemporary art in Australia and New Zealand. […]

December 12, 2018

International licensing solutions for Australian artists and businesses

The Copyright Agency Visual Arts licensing team often provides its services internationally. Notably in 2018 they licensed Australian artworks to clients in both China and Canada. Copyright Agency Manager of Visual Arts, Judy Grady, says “We have a network of international partners in more than 40 countries who we work with to license the work […]

December 11, 2018

Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists

Over $1 million in resale royalty revenue was generated in the financial year of 2017-18, with more than 180 artists receiving their first eligible resale payment in that time. Artists from all stages of their careers are benefitting from the resale right, which entitles them or their estate to a 5% share of the sales […]

December 11, 2018

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund distributes more than $1m to Australian creators

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s cultural future, allocating a total of $1,049,145 towards 37 projects with writing and visual arts organisations in its second round of 2018 funding. Key beneficiaries include the National Museum of Australia, to commission non-fiction essays from Australian writers on Living with the Anthropocene; The Guardian, […]

December 10, 2018

Code Reviewer’s report for 2017–18

The report by the Code Reviewer on collecting societies’ compliance with the Code of Conduct in 2017–18 is now available here. Each annual report on compliance looks at, among other things, Copyright Agency’s management of complaints. Copyright Agency provided information to the Code Reviewer on seven matters, raised by members and licensees in 2017–18, that are covered in […]

December 5, 2018

Artist Karla Dickens ‘stunned and delighted’ by Fellowship

This is an edited extract of an interview on ABC Radio National’s The Hub On Art with Karla Dickens, who was recently announced as the inaugural Copyright Agency Visual Artist Fellow for 2018.  The interviewer is The Hub on Art’s host, Eddy Ayres. What difference is this $80,000 Fellowship going to make in your work? […]

November 29, 2018

December payments on the way

Our last member payment date for the year is Friday 14 December. We will shortly be advising members of payments relating to universities distributions which are for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector. If you are expecting a payment, here’s a reminder to consider the following: Outstanding claims Log in […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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Image Credit: Katrina Sedgwick

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