Artists’ royalties at risk

An imminent announcement from Canberra will determine the future of a royalty scheme that benefits underpaid artists.

The Resale Royalty Scheme currently awards five per cent of the resale value of a visual artwork back to the artist.

The federal arts minister, Senator George Brandis, is currently awaiting a briefing from the ministry before any changes to the scheme are announced.

Changes to the scheme could impact greatly on underpaid visual artists in Australia, most of whom are Aboriginal. Listen by following this link.

 

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