Patricia Adjei

Patricia is a Wuthathi, Mabuiag Islander and Ghanaian woman from Sydney, Australia. Patricia has Bachelors of Arts and Law from the University of New South Wales. She currently works at the Australia Council for the Arts as the Head of First Nations arts and culture, providing strategic, policy and funding advice to First Nations artists and arts organisations in Australia. She is also a 2018 Churchill Fellow where she investigated the two national laws in Panama and the USA which protect Indigenous art and culture. She previously worked at the Copyright Agency as the Indigenous engagement manager and legal officer where she provided advice to Indigenous Australian artists and arts organisations on the resale royalty law, copyright and licensing queries.
She served on the City of Sydney council’s, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisory panel and Moogahlin Performing Arts Board.
In 2010, Patricia worked at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva as the Indigenous Intellectual Property Law Fellow. Patricia has also worked as a lawyer at the Arts Law Centre of Australia and National Indigenous TV. She is also a published author on Indigenous cultural intellectual property rights.

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