Black and white photos of Anna Krien and Robert Drewe.

December 3, 2014

iSentia signs first ‘scraping’ licence deal with Copyright Agency and newspaper publishers

Leading ASX-listed media intelligence company iSentia Group Ltd (ASX:ISD) has signed the first agreement in Australia that grants a licence for the scraping of certain online news and magazine content for clients. The licence has been developed by the Copyright Agency, acting on behalf of Australia’s newspaper and magazine publishers. The deal includes paywalled content of […]

December 2, 2014

Early Call for Entries for John Fries Award

Applications for the John Fries Award 2015 will open 12 January and close 19 February. In previous years, the John Fries Award Call for Entries has closed in early May. This year, we’re running the entry process earlier to allow additional time for the selected finalists to work with the guest curator to identify and/or […]

November 28, 2014

Resale Royalties Generate $2.4 million to Visual Artists

By the end of June 2014, the Resale Royalty Scheme  had generated 2.4 million dollars from more than 8,900 resales, benefiting more than 910 artists. Artists receiving royalties distributed through the scheme grew in 2013-14 by more than 30 per cent when compared with the previous year. The artists receiving resale royalties are diverse and spread across […]

November 28, 2014

Sarah Rodigari tours SOMA Summer in Mexico

Interdisciplinary artist Sarah Rodigari spent two months participating in the 2014 SOMA Summer program in Mexico City, with the assistance of the Copyright Agency’s Career Fund. The intensive, hands-on residency consisted of workshops, studio visits and symposiums with artists and curators from around the globe and culminated in an open studio exhibition showcasing participants’ work. “My time in Mexico was deeply rewarding and rich with […]

November 28, 2014

Fund Supports Visual Artist Career Growth

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the development of an online education platform for visual artists, in collaboration with National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and the University of NSW and UNSW Art & Design. NAVA Connect offers artists five online courses to enhance their professional expertise and skills in areas ranging from grant writing, managing a business, marketing, expanding career opportunities and building […]

November 28, 2014

Yuanuang: blurring cultural boundaries

During 2013-14, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supported a group of contemporary artists with mixed Aboriginal and Chinese heritage to travel to Guangzhou, Kunming and Chongqing to share their unique stories of identifying with both cultures. In addition to workshops and panel discussions, the visit included the launch of Yi ban Yi ban – Yellah Fellah, a contemporary exhibition of photographic and […]

November 28, 2014

Indigenous Education Program Reaches Remote Regions

Indigenous communications co-ordinator and legal officer Patricia (Trish) Adjei,  travels more than 5,000 kilometres every year to deliver an Indigenous education program to remote regions in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. Trish, a Torres Strait Islander and Ghanaian woman, gave presentations and information resources to more than 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across seven states and territories in 2013-14 alone. […]

Garry Shead, Railway Station, 1993 © Garry Shead/Licensed by Viscopy, 2014

November 27, 2014

Performance Highlights for 2013-14

Viscopy distributed more royalties to visual artists during 2013-14 than the previous year, as membership grew and the overall number of Australian and New Zealand artists receiving copyright royalties increased by 24 per cent. During 2013-14, Viscopy distributed $2.47 million in royalties to more than 1,200 Australian artists and more than 900 international artists. The overall amount distributed to artists is higher than the previous […]

Image Credit: Anna Krien, 2021 Fellow for Non-Fiction Writing. Photo courtesy EMG. Robert Drewe 2021 Author Fellow, photo by Tracy Drewe.

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