September 7, 2017

A taxidermist Create Fund recipient announced

What do a taxidermist, an Indigenous writer and a poet have in common? They are the three creators who have just received funding from the Copyright Agency’s Create Career Fund. The Create Career Fund supports mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants that allow the time to develop new work. Grants are allocated in $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 […]

August 25, 2017

The Big Issue Announces Bumper Fiction Edition

The Big Issue released its 13th annual Fiction Edition on 25 August, featuring work by acclaimed authors Paulo Coelho, Elliot Perlman and Matthew Reilly. Popular novelist Nick Earls was recruited as a guest judge for the bumper edition, which attracted more than 550 short story submissions. Writers including Romy Ash, Toni Jordan and Anna Spargo-Ryan […]

August 23, 2017

Open Letter from 25 Teacher Associations supports copyright

Teacher Associations representing more than 200,000 teachers and/or schools around the country have signed the following Open Letter to oppose the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on copyright in Australia because it will affect their ability to create high quality resources for teachers.  OPEN LETTER TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF AUSTRALIAN CREATORS TO OPPOSE PRODUCTIVITY […]

KUBA DORABIALSKI Invocation Trilogy #1: Floor Dance of Lenin's Resurrection 2017 Single channel video Production still © Kuba Dorabialski / Licensed by Viscopy

August 11, 2017

Winner Announced for the John Fries Award 2017

Winner Kuba Dorabialski with his winning work at the UNSW Galleries. Photo: David Varga. Copyright Agency | Viscopy has announced the winner of its prestigious annual John Fries Award 2017 which recognises the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand with a $10,000 non-acquisitive art award. The John Fries Award 2017, now […]

July 28, 2017

Jimi Bani’s new theatrical work debuts in Queensland

“Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of rich history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public break-dancing…” So begins the prelude to […]

July 24, 2017

Australia’s oldest independent indigenous publisher celebrates 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago, Aboriginal leaders decided an organisation would be established to protect the rights of traditional storytellers and artists. Since then, Magabala Books has quietly but determinedly built a solid reputation by supporting indigenous writers and illustrators across all genres, with a special focus on nurturing emerging talent.  The Copyright Agency has been a long […]

July 14, 2017

Daughter of Eddie Mabo wins inaugural innovation award at Cairns Indigenous Art fair

On Thursday 13 July 2017 Queensland’s Indigenous artists and organisations were recognised among peers at the opening night of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF). Included in the prizes awarded for excellence and emerging talent was the inaugural Award for Innovation, a $10,000 prize sponsored by Copyright Agency | Viscopy, which this year went to […]

June 27, 2017

Creative organisations launch #FreeIsNotFair campaign

Australian organisations representing musicians, authors, visual artists, educators, screen producers and publishers have joined forces to mount the #FreeIsNotFair campaign in response to a push by Big Tech and large organisations to water down Australia’s copyright laws. The campaign’s website www.freeisnotfair.org features leading Australian creators, such as musicians Jimmy Barnes and Josh Pyke, actor, director and writer […]

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