Cultural Fund

Copyright Agency's Board is authorised by Copyright Agency's Constitution to allocate 1.5% of its income to development projects that will support the Australian publishing and visual arts industries

This is known as the Cultural Fund. The Cultural Fund supports a wide variety of projects which aim to encourage, and provide practical assistance to Copyright Agency's members and the Australian cultural community.

Major cultural projects

The Cultural Fund is allocated to organisations running projects which will have a broad cultural benefit. The priority for this fund is to support innovation in the Australian creative industries and to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works.

individual career FUNDING

Individuals working in the publishing and visual arts industries can apply for up to $5,000 for training, structured residencies and other activities that will expand their industry expertise.

Download the Cultural & Career Fund Brochure here.


    • Apply for Cultural Funding

      Guidelines and deadlines for applications to the Cultural Fund for project funding

    • The Career Fund

      The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

    • Copyright Agency Fellowships

      Honouring the significant contribution authors, publishers and intellectual property lawyers made in the establishment of the Copyright Agency.

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    • Reading Australia

      Reading Australia is a major funding initiative for Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, providing online resources for the teaching and learning of Australian literature in Australian schools and universities.