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Cultural Fund

Cultural Fund

Applications for the Cultural Fund

The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency. It provides grants to organisations for projects that enrich Australian writing, publishing and the visual arts.

The priority for this fund is to support innovation in the Australian creative industries and to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works.

Successful applicants are notified approximately eight weeks after the grant round closes.

Applications are now closed.

Individual Grants

Applications are now closed for Create grants

The Create grants provide time for mid-to-late career writers and visual artists to write, research and create, with individual grants of up to $20,000.

Create applications closed 12 October

The Ignite grants support emerging writers, visual artists, curators, publishers and others involved with publishing and visual arts seeking specific skills development, with individual grants of up to $5000.

Ignite applications closed 17 August


Author Fellowships Applications are now closed

The Copyright Agency Author Fellowship will award $80,000 to a mid-to-late career author to cover a 12-month period for the development and creation of work.

Author Fellowship applications closed 25 September. The recipient will be announced in early December.

Four Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowships of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to fund a study program to research the digital publishing landscape.

Applications will open later in 2017. Check back for more details.

It is creators who tell the stories of our nation. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund provides grants for organisations and individuals to keep on telling our stories – delighting, challenging and engaging us with our history and helping us to imagine our future.

Copyright Agency’s Board is authorised by Copyright Agency’s Constitution to allocate 1.5% of its income to development projects that will support the Australian publishing and visual arts industries. This is known as the Cultural Fund.

The Cultural Fund supports a wide variety of projects which aim to encourage, and provide practical assistance to Copyright Agency’s members and the Australian cultural community.

The Cultural Fund is usually allocated to organisations running projects which will have a broad cultural benefit. The priority for this fund is to support innovation in the Australian creative industries and to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works.

Individual Australian creators and those working in the creative industries can apply to the Copyright Agency’s ‘Ignite’ or ‘Create’ grants to help them develop their skills and progress in their career.

Successful applicants will be notified approximately two months after the advertised deadline. Projects for which Cultural Funding is sought cannot commence earlier than this.

Cultural Fund Brochure (April 2014)

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