August 20, 2019

Over half a million in grants for the creative community announced

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s arts future, announcing more than $500,000 in grants for the support of 25 projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2019. The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency and is dedicated to enhancing the profile of Australian creators […]

July 31, 2019

Creating lifelong literary connections

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports Australia’s literary community in myriad ways and sometimes, serendipitously, creates connections that go far beyond expectations. Our support for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award has helped introduce new audiences to the award-winning author Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad, who was shortlisted for The Lebs (Hachette Australia). Each shortlisted writer receives […]

July 31, 2019

Melissa Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award for ‘Too Much Lip’

Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has been awarded to acclaimed Indigenous novelist Melissa Lucashenko for Too Much Lip, published by University of Queensland Press. In a year when the shortlist showcased a diverse and exciting range of Australian voices, experiences and narrative forms, Too Much Lip lays open the wounds of generational […]

July 2, 2019

CREATE grants now open for mid-career authors and artists

The Copyright Agency is calling for applicants for its annual round of CREATE grants, which close next month on 19 August. CREATE grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. Grants are allocated in $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 amounts. Author Josephine Rowe received $10,000 last August for […]

June 20, 2019

2019 Brian Johns Lecture

The Centre for Media History at Macquarie University and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund hosted the 2019 Brian Johns Lecture on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at the State Library of New South Wales. Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, delivered this year’s lecture. A video of the […]

June 3, 2019

Miles Franklin longlist announced

The trustee of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards, Perpetual, has announced 10 talented authors who have been included in the 2019 longlist for the Miles Franklin Award. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by prolific author and feminist Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, now best known for her first novel My Brilliant Career. First […]

June 3, 2019

Copyright Agency awards $46k to authors, artists

Eight authors and three artists have received a total of $46,440 from the Cultural Fund’s IGNITE grants program. The grants, ranging from $1900 to $5000, support the individuals through structured mentorships, residencies and study, some of which involves international travel. The authors are:  NSW: Winnie Dunn, Adele Dumont, Ellen O’Brien and Michele Freeman. VIC: Janine […]

May 24, 2019

Copyright Agency awards inaugural Reading Australia Teacher Fellowship

Alex Wharton from Carinya Christian School in Gunnedah, NSW, is the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund’s first Reading Australia Fellow for a Teacher of English and Literacy. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling says, ‘The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and literacy teacher to develop a career-enhancing research project which can be shared with […]

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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