March 1, 2017

$50,000 awarded to support authors and artists

The Copyright Agency has awarded a total of $50,000 to a Western Australian artist, an author from Brisbane and a graphic novelist from Melbourne, through its ‘Create’ Career Fund. The fund provides mid-to-late career writers and visual artists with crucial financial support needed to write, research and create their next work. Recipients of the latest […]

April 11, 2016

New ‘Create’ Career Fund earmarks $100k a year for mid-to-late career authors and artists

Recognising that mid-to-late career authors and artists require the time to create new works, the Copyright Agency has established the Create Career Fund. The rights management organisation, whose members include authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers, provides almost $2m in funding annually to cultural institutions through its Cultural and Career Funds. Copyright Agency CEO […]

March 1, 2016

Artist discovers ceramics in Vietnam

“My work explores challenges and contradictions at the interface of multiple cultural identities and this intensive residency added rich insights and new dimensions to my life and practice.” Nestled on Hanoi’s Red River, Bat Trang is a Vietnamese village with seven centuries of ceramics history. This is where Australian artist, Mai Nguyen-Long recently undertook a […]

November 9, 2015

Career Fund recipient attends GLINT 2015

When glass and print come together the result is GLINT, an appropriately named residency program for artists established by Megalo Print Studio and Canberra Glassworks. Textile printer Julie Ryder was one of the fortunate artists to be selected for GLINT 2015 and with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Career Fund was able to attend the […]

July 21, 2015

Cultural Fund Extends Support to 4A’s Curators

The Cultural Fund is extending its support for 4A’s Curators’ Intensive, which biennially since 2012 has encouraged professional advancement amongst early career Australian cultural practitioners with an interest in curatorial practice in the visual arts. “What’s the difference between a collection of objects and an exhibition that speaks to us? The answer is dynamic curatorial […]

June 5, 2014

Tattooist to develop new techniques

“When I heard the news, I jumped up on a street bench and yelled ‘Whoo hoo!’.” This was the reaction from printmaker and tattooist Alexi Keywan on learning that she was the recipient of $1,500 from Copyright Agency’s 2014 Career Fund. The Lismore practitioner is heading to San Francisco this month to participate in a week-long […]

Samuel Wagan

May 2, 2014

A poet on a very big adventure

Indigenous poet Samuel Wagan Watson believes it’s his job to entertain his audience and this is just one part of his “great adventure” of being a writer. The Brisbane poet has recently received funding from Copyright Agency’s Career Fund, which he is using to attend the 24th Medellin International Poetry Festival in Colombia in July. […]

September 23, 2013

Career Boost for Australian Creators

Australian writers, artists and publishers will be taking the next step in their careers thanks to professional development funding through the Copyright Agency Career Fund. Fourteen recipients will share in over $38,000 to build their skills through opportunities ranging from mentorships to experience at leading institutions such as MOMA. The successful recipients include five emerging […]

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Image Credit: Background image is a detail from the book: Scaly-tailed Possum and Echidna – Written by Cathy Goonack and illustrated by Katrina Goonack, Marlene Goonack and Myron Goonack.