Visual Arts Licence • Copyright Licensing

Visual Arts Copyright Licence

Simplify your copyright law compliance

Visual Arts Licence

Getting permission to use New Zealand art for commercial or promotional purposes isn't always easy. We take the guesswork out of licensing visual art.

Getting permission to use New Zealand art for commercial or promotional purposes isn't always easy. We offer licensing management services and take care of the entire process for you. From negotiating terms of use and costs through to paying the artist.

If you want to copy art work...

Why do you need a licence? A copyright licence provides comprehensive permission to organisations or individuals wanting to copy and use art for promotional or commercial purposes including sales brochures, catalogues, online or as part of a design. To find out what it costs, get in touch and we will provide you with a quote.

Simplifying licensing for visual art. Licensing artwork is nothing new. There are already over 80 licensing agencies operating in 60 countries including USA, Canada, most of Europe and Australia.

Compliance with the law: Our Visual Arts Licences give organisations and individuals access to a centralised copyright licensing service.

Support New Zealand artists: It is important that we support our country’s artists and the licence fees you pay will be paid to the artist whose work is reproduced.

Visual Arts Licence Agreements: We offer both bespoke/individual licences, as well as licensing schemes for organisations that copy and use the works of multiple artists. If you're operating an auction house, the CLNZ Auction House Licensing Scheme is for you.

Auction houses with current licence agreements are: Art+Object, International Art Centre, Webb's and Dunbar Sloane.

Find out more

To learn more about our Visual Arts Licences or to discuss your copyright needs in more detail, we encourage you to get in touch. Our visual arts consultant, Caroline Stone will be able to help.

If you're an artist...

Get paid when your work is reproduced on the secondary art market. There is no cost to sign up and you maintain 100% ownership of your work.

Negotiating and managing the copyright of your work for commercial or promotional purposes isn’t always easy. Our Auction House Licensing scheme helps you get paid when your art is reproduced in advertising and promotional materials on the secondary art market. We take care of negotiating terms of use, sending quotes and invoices to the organisation using your work, and arrange payment to you.

PTE Licence

PTE Licence

If your PTE (Private Training Establishment) needs to efficiently manage copyright compliance cost and risk, then our PTE Licence is here to help.
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Primary and Secondary Schools Licence

Primary and Secondary Schools Licence

Kiwi schools have important obligations under copyright law. If your school needs a simple, affordable copyright compliance solution, our licence is here to help.
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ITP and Wānanga Licence

ITP and Wānanga Licence

New Zealand’s ITPs and Wānanga have copyright licences to help staff efficiently manage copyright. Learn more about the benefits of your organisation’s licence.
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Universities Licence

Universities Licence

All New Zealand universities hold a copyright licence to help staff efficiently manage copyright. Learn more about the benefits of your Universities Licence here.
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Visual Arts Licence

Visual Arts Licence

Getting permission to use New Zealand art for commercial or promotional purposes isn't always easy. We take the guesswork out of licensing visual art.
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Other Copyright Licences

Other Copyright Licences

If your organisation needs a simple, efficient way to manage copyright compliance cost and risk, then a copyright licence is here to help.
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Permission and exclusions

Permission and exclusions

​Copyright applies to published material including books, journals, newspapers, magazines, art and music – even when the copyright symbol © is not displayed.
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Knowing what is copied

Knowing what is copied

Knowing what resources have been copied by our licence-holders enables us to then remunerate the clever people who created the work.
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Resources

Resources

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