WeCreate is the alliance of Aotearoa’s major creative industry associations and organisations (representing 30,000+ Kiwi creators, support people, and creative businesses – please see below), which was founded in 2014 to propel growth in the sector and increase its contribution to New Zealand’s social and economic wellbeing.
Our creative industries include our visual artists who, as stated by Hon Carmel Sepuloni in the foreword to the Consultation document, have rights and make a valuable contribution to our culture and society.
We have reviewed, and support, the submission of our member Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ). CLNZ’s experience in establishing licensing services for visual artists is particularly informative for Manatū Taonga given that the parties CLNZ works with are visual artists and art market professionals. In addition, CLNZ has extensive experience in the international exchange of rights revenue generated for creative professionals through secondary licensing services.