Cultural Fund grants more than $455,000 to the Australian creative community

The Copyright Agency has announced funding of $455,691 for 21 ground-breaking projects and six new initiatives supporting writing, reading, editing, education, publishing and the visual arts in its second and final round of grants for the year. Highlights include: funding for Fremantle Press to help train authors on media promotion and showcasing their work to […]

Chair Kim Williams’ report to the AGM

Copyright Agency issued its 2018-19 Annual Report at its AGM held in Sydney last month. You can read it on the web here or see the online print version here. Chair Kim Williams provided the following report to the AGM, which outlines the current status of litigation and the Future Fund. There has been a lot of […]

Melissa Fyfe wins 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for science writing

Melissa Fyfe has won the 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing with her article ‘Getting Cliterate’, published in the Good Weekend, which celebrates the Australian scientist who almost single-handedly shed light on the anatomy and physiology of the female sex organ. The $7000 winner’s prize was presented by UNSW Science Dean, Professor Emma Johnston […]

Cultural Fund Awards $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three life-­changing Fellowships, valued at $80,000 each, in support and celebration of Australia’s writers and visual artists and the creation of new Australian works. The Fellowships have been awarded to writers Stephen Orr and James Bradley, and artist Danielle  Freakley. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Our Cultural Fund […]

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund announces Create grant recipients for 2019

Four authors and two visual artists have been awarded a total of $80,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund through its Create grants program. The grants provide vital support to mid-career writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “Create grants help to keep Australia’s creative industry […]

Not business as usual

On Friday 20 September, three days before the UN Climate Action summit, a Global Climate Strike will take place. Millions of children around the world will take to the streets to send the message that governments need to take their future seriously. In Australia, where we are on the frontline of climate change, students have […]

Awards recognise outstanding resources for student learning

Australian educators and publishers last night celebrated a year of making outstanding resources for student learning across the country at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia. Twenty vital learning tools produced by local publishers and used in primary, secondary and tertiary classrooms were awarded – as well as Publisher of the Year awards. Two new awards […]

Save up to $300 on Governance Institute’s National Conference 2019

The Copyright Agency has partnered with the Governance Institute of Australia to offer you resources and a special rate to their National Conference. Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says, “We support good governance in all its forms and believe the Governance Institute resources and National Conference are valuable to anyone looking at driving […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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