Arts Law is one of the many supporters of the RIGHTNOW Exhibition, an exhibition being held in support of the Artists' Resale Royalty Scheme. It is being hosted by Boomalli Aboriginal Art http://www.boomalli.com.au/ and will be running from the 9th to the 27th of April. This fantastic exhibition will feature artworks from prominent and upcoming Australian artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous and is part of the RIGHTNOW campaign http://resalerightnow.wordpress.com/. The exhibition highlights the concerns of artists and others that the resale rights of artists are under threat.
Show your support for the artists campaign to retain resale royalty and attend the RIGHTNOW exhibition.
Can't attend the exhibition? Make sure you sign your name on the petition here: http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/keep-the-resale-royalty-scheme-for-australian-artists to ensure the government don't scrap resale royalties.
Read Arts Law's information sheet on Resale Royalty Rights for Visual Artists here
Since the scheme began it has generated:
- More than $2.28 million in royalties for artists for more than 820 artists
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists have received 50% of the total royalties generated
- Of the 50 artists who have received most money under the scheme, 26 are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- Lowest royalty is $50 while the highest royalty has been $55,000
- Most royalties have been between $50 and $500