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.
The Cultural Fund has two areas of focus:
Major cultural projects
This is the main fund, usually 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. Apply here.
$150,000 a year is allocated from the Cultural Fund to form the Career Fund (formerly the Creative Industries Career Fund). This fund supports individual Australian creators and those involved in the creative industries who wish to develop their professional skills. Applicants can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to undertake training and other activities that will enhance their careers. Apply here.
- view a promotional video for the Cultural Fund
- view a presentation about the Cultural Fund from our 2011 seminar
Guidelines and deadlines for applications to the Cultural Fund for project funding
Guidelines and deadlines for applications to the Career Fund for individuals.
Cultural Fund Manager Zoë Rodriguez explains the Cultural Fund and projects we are currently supporting.
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.