The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency. Our members commit 1.5% of revenue every year for vital grants to enhance the profile of Australian creators and to support our dynamic writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.
We support our members, individual writers, visual artists, publishers and key stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and promote work by Australian creators that connects with audiences. We champion industry-led research and encourage new partnerships with the education and cultural sectors.
The Cultural Fund provides invaluable CREATE and IGNITE grants to individual creators to pursue professional development and career enhancing opportunities, and to create work. It also provides career-sustaining Fellowships for established authors, visual artists, publishers and teachers.
We offer two rounds of funding to organisations and the Cultural Fund will also highlight opportunities for industry partnerships and support for key national writers’ festivals.
Our priority is to ensure that artists are better supported and are paid appropriately for their creative endeavours. We also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults.
Intending applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Cultural Fund before applying.