August 20, 2019

Over half a million in grants for the creative community announced

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s arts future, announcing more than $500,000 in grants for the support of 25 projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2019. Applications for the Cultural Fund’s three Fellowships (each worth $80,000) for two authors and an artist, are open for application until […]

July 31, 2019

Free subscriptions from Australian Book Review to celebrate special edition

One of the Copyright Agency’s stakeholders, Australian Book Review has created an Indigenous issue, which is out this month. To celebrate, ABR is providing Creative Licence readers with 100 free annual subscriptions to the digital edition. Catherine Ferrari asked the Editor and CEO of ABR, Peter Rose, about the special issue and the creation of […]

July 19, 2019

Mangkaja and Gorman create an Indigenous collection setting a benchmark in collaboration

One of Australia’s most remote art centres, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in WA, has teamed up with one of the country’s most iconic fashion brands, Gorman, to design a capsule collection that will launch in August. The collaboration is Gorman’s first with Indigenous artists and saw the Copyright Agency negotiate what has been billed as […]

Fake Art Harms Culture Campaign

June 26, 2019

Federal Court rules against Birubi but Aboriginal artists need further protections

Joint statement – Indigenous Art Code, Copyright Agency, Arts Law Centre of Australia The Indigenous Art Code, Copyright Agency and the Arts Law Centre of Australia have called for tougher laws to protect against the misrepresentation of fake art in the wake of the Federal Court’s findings against Birubi. The Federal Court found that Birubi […]

May 24, 2019

Copyright Agency awards inaugural Reading Australia Teacher Fellowship

Alex Wharton from Carinya Christian School in Gunnedah, NSW, is the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund’s first Reading Australia Fellow for a Teacher of English and Literacy. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling says, ‘The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and literacy teacher to develop a career-enhancing research project which can be shared with […]

April 2, 2019

Artists’ works speak of community in remote WA medical clinics

The artwork of four Martumili Arts Centre artists have been licensed and replicated in beautiful metal screens for two remote community medical centres in the Western Desert. The Punmu and Parnngurr Aboriginal Health Clinics in the Western Australian Desert, 1800km from Perth and at least 400km away from their nearest towns, are some of the […]

March 21, 2019

Poetry in First Languages program expands

The unique Poetry In First Languages (PIFL) program developed by Red Room Poetry has announced it will expand its teaching of poetry in First Nations languages beyond New South Wales and into Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory this year. The program, which is now in its 2nd year, celebrates, shares and […]

February 8, 2019

The Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced in Sydney

The longlist for the 2019 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, was announced last Thursday in Sydney. Each of the twelve finalists receives $1,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in recognition and support of their achievement. The longlist contains seven works of fiction and five of non-fiction – including the work of two authors who have […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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