Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

March 14, 2017

Nicola Evans appointed as new head of the Cultural Fund and Reading Australia

The Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, has announced Nicola Evans as the new head of the agency’s philanthropic area, the Cultural Fund and the teacher resource Reading Australia. The Cultural Fund is highly regarded within the Australian cultural landscape, having provided millions of dollars in funding to arts and literary organisations since […]

March 8, 2017

Synapse: Where Art and Science Meet

Combining the ying and yang of scientific practice and artistic practice might seem an unusual thing to do, but a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund-supported project, called Synapse, is doing just that, with surprising results. Synapse was established by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) in 2004. It has enabled collaborations between more than […]

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 […]

February 6, 2017

Reading Australia and publisher Magabala Books bring Indigenous stories back to school

As Australian students and teachers begin the school year, one of the remotest publishing houses in the world, Magabala Books in Broome (WA) is gearing up to bring new Aboriginal perspectives to primary school classrooms all over the country. With a grant of $33,550 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books will soon deliver […]

December 8, 2016

Thirteen writers and illustrators receive ASA mentorship awards

Thirteen talented writers have been selected as mentorship recipients under the ASA’s Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program. Twelve of these mentorships are supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, while the thirteenth is funded by the income from the collected works of acclaimed children’s author, Edel Wignell. Each recipient receives a 25-hour free mentorship to develop […]

November 30, 2016

The 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist Announced

UWA Publishing today announced the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist for unpublished manuscripts. The award, now in its second year, attracted 85 entries of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which were judged by poet Lucy Dougan, critic James Ley and UWA Publishing Director, Terri-ann White. The judges were thrilled that three of the shortlisted manuscripts have […]

November 23, 2016

$160,000 in Fellowships Awarded by the Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency awarded an unprecedented $160,000 for its Author Fellowship and four Publishing Fellowships, along with two NAVA Visual Arts Fellowships at the inaugural Copyright Agency | Viscopy annual showcase in Sydney tonight. “This year’s fellowship announcement will award a record $160,000 providing crucial financial support for the pursuit of creative excellence and innovation […]

November 21, 2016

Finalists for Australia’s Richest Author Fellowship Announced

The Copyright Agency’s annual $80,000 Author Fellowship, honouring the work of Australia’s best mid-to-late career authors has today announced its shortlist. The fellowship, which has doubled in value from $40,000 in its inaugural year, is now the flagship endowment for mid-to-late career authors providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. “The calibre […]

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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.