Meet our inaugural Artist Director, Dr Oliver Watts

Recently the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA) General Manager, Penelope Benton, sat down with Dr Oliver Watts, the inaugural artist director on the Copyright Agency board. They discussed the benefits and implications of copyright, as well as new and existing initiatives for visual artists. Why is copyright important? Copyright is a wonderful invention, it takes […]

NAVA Launches Open Letter to the Australian Government on Copyright

The national peak body protecting and promoting the professional interests of the Australian visual and media arts, craft and design sector, NAVA, is gathering signatures as part of a campaign opposing the Productivity Commission’s recommendation to introduce ‘Fair Use’ in Australia. The recommendations to relax copyright protections with the introduction of the US doctrine of […]

$160,000 in Fellowships Awarded by the Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency awarded an unprecedented $160,000 for its Author Fellowship and four Publishing Fellowships, along with two NAVA Visual Arts Fellowships at the inaugural Copyright Agency | Viscopy annual showcase in Sydney tonight. “This year’s fellowship announcement will award a record $160,000 providing crucial financial support for the pursuit of creative excellence and innovation […]

Mikala Dwyer and Michelle Nikou awarded inaugural NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship 2016

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and Copyright Agency | Viscopy congratulate artists Mikala Dwyer (NSW), and Michelle Nikou (SA) announced as recipients of the inaugural $20,000 NAVA Visual Arts Fellowship. Aimed at mid-career artists these prestigious new Fellowships supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and administered by NAVA, ensure these exceptional […]

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 […]

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Image Credit: Shireen Taweel, Devices for Listening, 2020. Photo by Document Photography.

Image Credit: Illustration by Dreamtime Creative.

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