Career Fund Recipients Taking Australian Creativity Overseas

April 5, 2013

Talented Australian creators will take their careers to the world stage thanks to professional development funding through the Copyright Agency Career Fund.

Twelve Australian creators will share in over $32,000 to help build their careers and professional skills through residencies and mentorships in countries as diverse as Norway, Bangladesh, France and Japan.

Cultural Fund Manager Zoё Rodriguez said international collaboration and sharing of ideas are becoming increasingly important in the creative industries.

“Australian creators are already looking to develop their practice at an International level, but many simply don’t have the funds to explore opportunities overseas,” Ms Rodriguez said.

“The Career Fund is providing valuable support for people in the creative industries to develop their careers through skills development both in Australia and around the world.

“We’re excited to be supporting such a diverse and innovative group of practitioners and look forward to seeing the outcomes of their individual opportunities.”

The  Career Fund supports Australians working in the creative industries to develop skills as part of their career progression. Successful applications have a key element of structured learning/mentorship and are not aimed at networking, promotion or research opportunities.

The Fund is part of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund which aims to encourage and support Australia’s cultural community.