operate a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
artists (please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an up-dated list of artists under licence) to create income
from reproduction of works of art.
you have located a painting in a book or catalogue on Aboriginal
art (e.g. © the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency).
Or you may be setting up a project using Aboriginal art as part
of a trade promotion and will check with us to see if we have
an agreement to clear copyright.
set the rates that would apply to the use proposed (e.g. minimum
$110 inc GST or $100 if GST is not applicable) and provide you
with a (tax) invoice, and upon payment, a formal licence. This
process protects you, the user, by clearly setting out the number
of copies and/or length of time may which apply to the use.
We are able to provide this service because over 300 individual
artists have chosen to licence us to control their copyright.
you, we need a list of the artists involved and the titles of
the works and a clear account of the use you propose (e.g. reproduction
as a postcard x 10,000, reproduction within a scholarly text
with a print-run of 1000, the cover of a book with a print-run
of 10,000, a calendar x 20 000 etc).
the first instance do not hesitate to call us on 0417 230 464
to discuss your proposal; often we can resolve by phone the
question of the fee level and the documentation required so
that there may be no delay in knowing where you stand. The formalities
may then be completed without holding up your project unnecessarily.
aim is to increase the income of artists who have signed with
us by permitting suitable reproductions of their work in any
medium – print, digital uses, film and video, theatre
of our biggest projects involve working with architects for
major public buildings. The forecourt mosaic in front of the
Parliament House Canberra and the painting in the Opera Theatre
foyer of the Sydney Opera House are examples of work by Michael
Jagamarra Nelson on this scale.
Anthony Wallis M: 0417 230 464
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Artists Agency Limited is a non-profit organization.
It was established in 1976 by the Australian Government through
the Australian Council for the Arts and subsidised until 1986.
Since then it has operated independent of any funding source;
commissions of between 15-25% generate sufficient income for
the company to be self-sustaining.