November 20, 2017

Copyright Agency pushed to last resort by NSW Government non-payment

MEDIA RELEASE 20 November, 2017 Copyright Agency, the body representing the copyright and licensing interests of thousands of authors, publishers, photographers, media and content creators, has been forced to take the NSW Government to the Copyright Tribunal after it refused to pay a fair rate for using copyright material for five years. Copyright Agency CEO […]

October 9, 2017

Parliamentary ‘Friends of Australian Books and Writers’ launched

Internationally acclaimed Australian authors, Thomas Keneally and Mem Fox gave rousing and inspiring keynote addresses to launch the new Parliamentary Friends of Australian Books and Writers (PFABW) last month, uniting senior MPs and Senators at Parliament House in Canberra. Supported by the Copyright Agency, the event also celebrated the inaugural 2017 Australian Reading Hour. The […]

September 18, 2017

Cultural Fund supported artist exhibiting in Adelaide

Artist Angela Valamanesh explores her fascination with the intersection of the botanical and anatomical with the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Follow the link to read the Adelaide Advertiser article. 16 September The Advertiser Both flesh and not The exhibition: Everybody’s Everything: Insect/Orchid by Angela Valamanesh is at the The University of Adelaide’s […]

September 8, 2017

Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions wins 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious literary award has been bestowed on Josephine Wilson for Extinctions, published by UWA Publishing. In a year when the Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is fitting the 2017 winning novel should address the themes of ageing and survival. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles […]

August 1, 2017

Special offer for our visual arts members from NAVA

NAVA provides artists and arts practitioners with an affordable insurance package and other members’ benefits and services. This month they have a special offer for Copyright Agency | Viscopy members. As a professional artist or arts worker, you may be required to have certain types of insurance to undertake projects, work on certain premises or […]

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 10, 2017

Australian creators to receive $1.3 million from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

Grants for 56 projects have just been announced including funding for the development of more than 15 new Australian plays and the inaugural Australian Reading Hour in September. The Stella Prize, the Melbourne Writers Festival and the National Young Writers Festival are also beneficiaries of grants just announced by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. In […]

July 4, 2017

A life-changing Byron writers panel

Authors Tracey Spicer and Barry Jones and former Fairfax book editor, Susan Wyndham, will be interviewed by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling on the books that changed their lives at the Byron Writers Festival on Saturday 5 August. Visitors to the festival, from 4-6 August, will be able to bring along their life-changing book – […]

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