Celebrate World Poetry Day!

Power in the slow lane This article by Sarah Holland-Batt originally appeared in The Weekend Australian Review. Amid the bewildering array of so-called international celebrations carrying on weekly, you could be forgiven for not knowing Saturday, March 21, is World Poetry Day. But, unlike International Talk Like a Pirate Day, World Emoji Day — or […]

Karen Wyld wins 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

At the recent Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend, the Copyright Agency’s Nicola Evans presented the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript to author and Copyright Agency member Karen Wyld for her manuscript, Where the Fruit Falls. The prize includes $10,000 provided by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and a publishing contract with UWA […]

New Australian Children’s Laureate announced

The Board of the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, comprising leading representatives from the children’s book industry, have appointed multi-award winning author Ursula Dubosarsky as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–2021. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the Australian Children’s Laureate program since 2011, providing a stipend to support each laureate for two years. Ursula […]

Bri Lee named New Writer-in-Residence

Bri Lee, author of the award-winning and bestselling memoir Eggshell Skull, has been announced as the 2020 Copyright Agency UTS New Writer-in-Residence. “The significance of this opportunity to me is clear,” she says. “I can focus on doing precisely and exclusively the writing I want to for the entire rest of the year.” Bri is […]

Significant new investment in arts coverage

The Copyright Agency, in partnership with the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, today announced funding of $150,000 to support the publication of more arts reviews and criticism in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today. The $150,000 granted to the media companies will enhance and be in […]

Cultural Fund grants are now open

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is pleased to announce our new Publishing Industry Career Development Grants. Offering professional development and career-enhancing opportunities, these grants are open to mid-career Australian publishing professionals working in trade and educational publishing; Australian literary agents; and editors working at literary magazines and journals. Four grants of up to $5,000 will […]

Lisa Sammut. ‘You are sensible too’ (2014).

How we supported the visual arts in 2019

Throughout the last calendar year, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provided valuable support to Australia’s visual arts sector. Grants were awarded to individual artists to create new work and to pursue career and professional development opportunities, and to organisations to facilitate professional mentorships, residencies (both at home and abroad), skills development and exhibition outcomes. In […]

Cultural Fund grants more than $455,000 to the Australian creative community

The Copyright Agency has announced funding of $455,691 for 21 ground-breaking projects and six new initiatives supporting writing, reading, editing, education, publishing and the visual arts in its second and final round of grants for the year. Highlights include: funding for Fremantle Press to help train authors on media promotion and showcasing their work to […]

Image Credit: Photo by Sincerely Media.

Image Credit: Header created using images by Shutterstock; Sonali Marathe, courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Image Credit: Header created using stock images by Shutterstock and Unsplash; Karen Wyld, winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (left) pictured with Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing (right). Photography by Eleanor Hurt (Publishing Officer, UWAP).

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