April 1, 2019

Applications open for NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships

Teachers from government and non-government schools, TAFE and early childhood centres can now apply for the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity across the Curriculum Scholarship, which has been supported by our Cultural Fund since 2012. The $15,000 grant is one of 19 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships, which offer unique professional development opportunities through funded study tours […]

March 28, 2019

Exploring the state of arts journalism in Australia

In the current issue of the Walkley Magazine, winner of the inaugural 2018 Arts Journalism Award (funded by Copyright Agency), Gabriella Coslovich, takes stock of the opportunities and challenges for arts writing in Australia. She writes: “For those of us who care about the arts as a defining expression of society, and who believe that arts coverage […]

March 21, 2019

Poetry in First Languages program expands

The unique Poetry In First Languages (PIFL) program developed by Red Room Poetry has announced it will expand its teaching of poetry in First Nations languages beyond New South Wales and into Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory this year. The program, which is now in its 2nd year, celebrates, shares and […]

March 4, 2019

‘Rhyme and Punishment’ takes poetic licence

Australian poetry warriors, Poetry in Action, have developed a new touring show for school students with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Called Rhyme and Punishment, it is a newly commissioned work from Sydney playwright and actor Sam O’Sullivan and is performed by Eleni Cassimatis, Hannah Wood and Brenton Bell. The show’s premise explores […]

February 11, 2019

The Wheeler Centre announces new Hot Desk Residency at the Norma Redpath Studio

The Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships are back for 2019 – once again made possible by the generous support of the Readings Foundation. Twenty writers will be offered fellowships throughout the year. For the third year, an additional Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship will be offered to an emerging female playwright, which is supported by the […]

February 8, 2019

The Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced in Sydney

The longlist for the 2019 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, was announced last Thursday in Sydney. Each of the twelve finalists receives $1,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in recognition and support of their achievement. The longlist contains seven works of fiction and five of non-fiction – including the work of two authors who have […]

February 7, 2019

New research on the international success of Australian books

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to support Macquarie University’s research examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Both organisations will contribute $30,000 to the study. In a first, the university study will collect data on the extent and nature […]

February 6, 2019

$45,000 in Fellowships now available from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provides almost $2m in funding every year to support Australian creativity through our vibrant writing, publishing and visual arts sectors. For the next month, the Cultural Fund is accepting applications for three highly valuable Fellowships – including a new one for teachers – and grants for emerging artists and writers. […]

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Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.

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