The Torch facilitates licensing of artworks on behalf of artists in The Torch’s program, with 100% of the Usage fee going directly to the artist.

Purchasing an artwork does not entitle the buyer rights to reproduce images of the artwork. The copyright for an artwork remains with the artist even when an artwork (painting, print, boomerang, ceramic etc.) is sold to a third person.

Licensing fees

Image processing fee: $70

The Torch charges an Image processing fee to help cover some of the costs of administering the licensing service (professional photography costs, developing license agreements etc.).

Usage fee: to be established

The Usage fee is paid to the artist for the use of artwork.

The Application for License form will help staff to establish an appropriate Usage fee based on:

  • the nature of the use (commercial/not for profit),
  • type of use (online/print/merchandise),
  • quantity (print run etc)
  • location of the image (front page/ body of publication)
  • size of the image (whole page/quarter page)

For a quote on licensing artwork through The Torch please fill in our Licensing application.

For enquires about the licensing process please contact our Art Coordinator: or Tel: (03) (03) 9042 1236.