Inaugural Copyright Agency Fellowships Announced

The Copyright Agency has announced it will allocate $120,000 annually to establish fellowships to support innovation in writing, publishing and copyright research. The fellowships will be offered through nine grants from Copyright Agency’s philanthropic Cultural Fund. The first round of funding, which is open for entry until 17 April, will provide $10,000 each for four […]

Indigenous Art Workers Skill Up on Online Copyright

Indigenous art centre workers travelled from central Australian and western desert regions to learn how to better manage their photos and artworks online, in a workshop supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The workshops formed part of the annual Desart Art Worker Professional Development Week, which provides training and mentoring to create employment opportunities […]

Sarah Rodigari tours SOMA Summer in Mexico

Interdisciplinary artist Sarah Rodigari spent two months participating in the 2014 SOMA Summer program in Mexico City, with the assistance of the Copyright Agency’s Career Fund. The intensive, hands-on residency consisted of workshops, studio visits and symposiums with artists and curators from around the globe and culminated in an open studio exhibition showcasing participants’ work. “My time in Mexico was deeply rewarding and rich with […]

Fund Supports Visual Artist Career Growth

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the development of an online education platform for visual artists, in collaboration with National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and the University of NSW and UNSW Art & Design. NAVA Connect offers artists five online courses to enhance their professional expertise and skills in areas ranging from grant writing, managing a business, marketing, expanding career opportunities and building […]

Yuanuang: blurring cultural boundaries

During 2013-14, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supported a group of contemporary artists with mixed Aboriginal and Chinese heritage to travel to Guangzhou, Kunming and Chongqing to share their unique stories of identifying with both cultures. In addition to workshops and panel discussions, the visit included the launch of Yi ban Yi ban – Yellah Fellah, a contemporary exhibition of photographic and […]

The Big Issue

Funding Supports Emerging Fiction Writers

Copyright Agency will help launch The Big Issue’s Fiction Edition this week, as the national publication reaches its 10th year of supporting Australian fiction writers. 2014 marks the 5th consecutive year the Copyright Agency has sponsored the Fiction Edition through its Cultural Fund. The sponsorship has enabled The Big Issue to print 16 extra pages […]

Poetry in Action performers

Poetry in Action

The Cultural Fund has provided money for theatrical group Poetry in Action to develop a performance based on Australian poetry. The show, The Australians, developed by playwright Caleb Lewis has been performed all over NSW, from Sydney to Coonabrabran, Dubbo, Mudgee, Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Gosford and Blacktown and will also be performed in Western Australia, Queensland, […]

Teacher to investigate street art from a female perspective

The head teacher of creative arts at North Sydney Girls High School, Karen Profilio, has been awarded the NSW Premier’s Copyright Agency Creativity and Innovation Scholarship for 2014. Karen will travel to street art “hot spots” Buenos Aires, Berlin, London, New York and New Orleans to investigate the practice of female street artists who are […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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