June 19, 2017

Love, death, power and ego make the Miles Franklin shortlist

60 years ago, author Miles Franklin had a vision: to advance and better Australian literature. As the shortlist for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award is revealed, it’s fair to say Miles herself would be delighted to see five first-time nominees, each with their own distinct voice and writing style, recognised in the Award’s jubilee […]

June 6, 2017

Cultural Fund supports 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS: an Artspace initiative

In September 2017, Artspace is set to launch an ambitious project, 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS, commissioning 52 of Australia and the Asia-Pacific’s most exciting artists to develop new work for online exhibition and publication. The Cultural Fund has provided $13,000 to support the program. Every week for a year a different artist will create an […]

May 31, 2017

Eight creators receive funding to help ignite their careers

This year the IGNITE fund for emerging creators attracted over 70 applications – a significant increase on previous years. Our judges met in early May and approved $21,000 to eight creators, most of whom will improve their professional practice through international training programs. They are: Visual Artist, Claudia Chaseling (ACT) Journalist, Bianca Robinson (NSW) Publishing […]

May 16, 2017

Third annual Brian Johns Lecture: Saving news that matters in a time of information overload

On Thursday 4 May the Centre for Media History, in collaboration with the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, hosted the annual Brian Johns Lecture at the Metcalfe Auditorium in the State Library of New South Wales. Speaking to a full house on the subject ‘How the internet killed my business model: Saving news that matters in a time […]

GRIFFIN Smurf In Wonderland [scarf edit]

May 15, 2017

Cultural Fund supports Australian talent through the Griffin Award and Griffin Studio program

Bridging the gap between sports and the arts, playwright David Williams’ insightful new play Smurf in Wanderland, which wrapped up at Griffin Theatre Company May 12, has emerged as a direct result of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, which has supported the Theatre since 2009. Smurf in Wanderland, is one man’s insightful and poignant examination of […]

May 8, 2017

Judges meet to decide on Ignite recipients in 2017

On 5 May our esteemed Career Fund judging panel met to discuss and review applications to the March round of the Ignite grants program. Supporting individuals working in the writing, publishing and visual art sectors, the Ignite Career Fund is a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund initiative that develops skills and helps to progress the careers of […]

May 2, 2017

In 60th year, an epic 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist revealed

  Sixty years since Patrick White was awarded £500 and proclaimed: “I am going to buy a hi-fi set and a kitchen stove,” after winning the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award, the longlist for 2017’s iteration was today announced by Perpetual. As trustee of the Award, one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes, Perpetual announced […]

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 […]

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Image Credit: © Selected artists Samson Young, The Coffee Cantata (Institute of Fictional Ethnomusicology) (detail), 2015, performance in collaboration with Michael Schiefel and Priman Lee. Image courtesy of the artist.

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