January 23, 2018

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants more than $1m

Just a few short weeks after announcing the recipient of the Cultural Fund’s $80,000 Author Fellowship as Kathryn Heyman, the Copyright Agency has announced it will provide $1.035m to 35 arts organisations in 2018. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, says: “Everything we do supports our members – authors, journalists, publishers, visual artists and educators […]

December 5, 2017

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

November 30, 2016

The 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist Announced

UWA Publishing today announced the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist for unpublished manuscripts. The award, now in its second year, attracted 85 entries of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which were judged by poet Lucy Dougan, critic James Ley and UWA Publishing Director, Terri-ann White. The judges were thrilled that three of the shortlisted manuscripts have […]

May 6, 2015

Shortlist for Blake Poetry Prize

The NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society announced the shortlist for the 2011 Blake Poetry Prize on 8 August. The Copyright Agency congratulates the shortlisted members below. Anthony Lawrence for Winging It Verity Laughton for The Fox Man Ron Pretty for Being So Caught Up Mark Tredinnick for At Home on a Sunday Trying to […]

Poetry in Action performers

September 2, 2014

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, […]

Samuel Wagan

May 2, 2014

A poet on a very big adventure

Indigenous poet Samuel Wagan Watson believes it’s his job to entertain his audience and this is just one part of his “great adventure” of being a writer. The Brisbane poet has recently received funding from Copyright Agency’s Career Fund, which he is using to attend the 24th Medellin International Poetry Festival in Colombia in July. […]

January 30, 2014

Cultural Funding Strengthens Australasian Ties

Writers, artists and publishers are strengthening creative links between Australia and Asia thanks to new funding for cultural projects. The latest recipients of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund will share in more than $630,000 for projects as diverse as exhibitions, residencies, awards and cultural exchange. Manager of the Cultural Fund, Zoë Rodriguez, says the Copyright […]

July 14, 2011

Copyright Agency Releases Results from Digital Publishing Trends Survey

After almost two decades of hype and speculation predicting a digital book revolution, the past 12-18 months have seen some major developments that could herald a turning point in the broad adoption of digital publishing in Australia. Few could have missed the high profile launches of products such as the Apple iPad or Google eBooks; […]

Image Credit: Madison Bycroft, Gong Farmer Shit Stirrer and the maiden of grief, 2019 (detail, still), digital video installation, courtesy and © of the artist.

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