When Copyright Agency was appointed by the Government in May 2010 to manage the artists' resale royalty scheme, it established two advisory panels.
The role of each panel was to provide advice to Copyright Agency about the management of the scheme, based on panel members' knowledge and experience of the Australian art trade and artistic practices.
The Art Trade Advisory Panel comprises representatives from the art trade (auction houses, galleries, dealers and Indigenous art centres) and is chaired by Copyright Agency Board Director Brian Johns AO. It last met in June 2013. Matters considered by the Panel include:
- a Code of Practice
- mechanisms for reporting information about resales
- mechanisms for payment of royalties
- monitoring of resales
- communications to the art trade about how the scheme affects them
The Artists Advisory Panel comprised artists and artists' representatives, and was chaired by Copyright Agency Board Director Brownwyn Bancroft. It was discontinued in 2011 once the mechanisms for artists were in place. Matters considered by the Panel included:
- mechanisms for collecting data about artists and their works
- registration, membership and opt-out processes
- payment methods and details
- best practice for communication of information about the resale royalty scheme.
18 March 2014