April 11, 2016

New ‘Create’ Career Fund earmarks $100k a year for mid-to-late career authors and artists

Recognising that mid-to-late career authors and artists require the time to create new works, the Copyright Agency has established the Create Career Fund. The rights management organisation, whose members include authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers, provides almost $2m in funding annually to cultural institutions through its Cultural and Career Funds. Copyright Agency CEO […]

April 4, 2016

2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair unveils full program

With support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the 2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair is set to feature some of the world’s most creative emerging and established publishers, artists and writers. For three days from Friday 29 April to Sunday May 1, the Fair will feature a dynamic program of free talks, book launches and […]

March 22, 2016

Ngujarn and Nakun: Belonging In The Other

With help from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Koorie Heritage Trust has brought to life an exhibition curated by Victorian Aboriginal artist Steaphen Paton, showcasing work created by his elders. This group show weaves a story around the family’s continuous resistance to colonisation, presenting old and new works by five descendants of highly respected […]

March 22, 2016

Stories, books and art combine in a magical space for children

Featuring art, theatre, writing, making and publishing, Holiday at The Grand Imaginarium, a Cultural Fund supported initiative, is a one-of-a-kind school holiday program for children and their parents held at the historic Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. The Grand Imaginarium provides an immersive experience, which invites young minds to run free, as they work alongside artists, […]

March 1, 2016

Artist discovers ceramics in Vietnam

“My work explores challenges and contradictions at the interface of multiple cultural identities and this intensive residency added rich insights and new dimensions to my life and practice.” Nestled on Hanoi’s Red River, Bat Trang is a Vietnamese village with seven centuries of ceramics history. This is where Australian artist, Mai Nguyen-Long recently undertook a […]

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

January 29, 2016

Cultural Funding to drive Queensland’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given $132,500 to four Queensland based creative projects and more than $933,000 to projects nationally in its latest grants round. Queensland based initiatives include: $20k to the State Library of Queensland for the Communities of Story project; $12k over two years for the Queensland Poetry Festival to support the […]

Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

January 6, 2016

Cultural funding to drive Western Australia’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given $95,000 to five creative projects in Western Australia and more than $933,000 to projects nationally in its latest grants round. Western Australian initiatives include: $10k to Arts Margaret River for the Margaret River Reader and Writers Festival; $10k to writingWA for the Singapore-Western Australia Book Industry Trade Summit; […]

January 4, 2016

Vale former Chair Brian Johns, AO

Brian Johns AO sadly passed away on 1 January 2016. Brian spent 13 years on the Copyright Agency’s Board until the end of 2014, including six as chairman, from 2004 -2009. Brian made an inestimable contribution to journalism, Australian writing, broadcasting and the visual arts, indeed to creativity and our country generally. He served the nation […]

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Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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