Kim Williams

August 26, 2016

Keeping the focus on ‘Brilliant Careers’

Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2016 Opening Night Speech by Kim Williams on the Miles Franklin Award What does it take to produce a superb work of literature? Talent, intelligence and the perseverance of an explorer, perhaps even a fictitious one such as Johann Ulrich Voss. A writer needs patience, time and a quiet place to encounter an […]

August 26, 2016

A. S. Patrić wins the 2016 Miles Franklin Award

Author A. S. Patrić has won the prestigious 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award for his debut novel, Black Rock White City. The award, announced at the opening night of the Melbourne Writers Festival tonight, has delivered Mr Patrić $60,000 in prize money from the Miles Franklin Trust, managed by Perpetual. As one of the five […]

The Create Career Fund supports individual mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants to support time to write and create. Applicants are able to apply for grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000.

August 3, 2016

Opportunities for creators throughout their careers

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund changed this year, with the development of two strands of funding, the Ignite and Create Career Funds The Ignite fund is for emerging creators and the Create fund is for established creators. The Create Career Fund received 132 applications in its inaugural June round. All three judges were impressed with […]

July 29, 2016

Mentorship delivers for first-time novelist

An author who completed a Copyright Agency-funded ASA mentorship in 2014 recently had her first novel published in Australia, the UK and the USA. When she won her mentorship, Aoife Clifford, was an award-winning short-story writer with a second draft manuscript for a novel: All These Perfect Strangers. Aoife says she couldn’t put a price […]

July 21, 2016

Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship doubles value to $80,000

The Copyright Agency’s annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors has doubled its award from $40,000 to $80,000 this year, making it one of Australia’s richest fellowships for writers. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This is now the flagship fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. […]

June 21, 2016

PEN Free Voices Lecture

With support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Professor Gillian Triggs, celebrated human rights lawyer and President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, delivered the 2016 Sydney PEN Free Voices lecture at this year’s Sydney Writers Festival. In her address, Gillian Triggs discussed the nature and implications of freedom of expression as an internationally recognised human […]

May 29, 2016

2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

Celebrating the haunting, shocking and heart-breakingly honest must read Australian novels for 2016 The shortlist for the prestigious 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award, announced today by Perpetual and Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, will take lovers of Australian literature on an emotional journey, allowing readers to celebrate and reflect on Australian life – the good, the bad and […]

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 […]

Image Credit: Laura Hindmarsh, Inferior Mirage (2018).

Image Credit: Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, introduces the 2018 Fellowship recipients. Photo: Caitlin Hicks

Image Credit: Deonte Wines, various artworks by Meg Lewer. © Meg Lewer/Copyright Agency, 2018. 

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