Projects Supported — Organisations

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, visual artists, teachers, and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education and visual arts sectors.

Our priority is to ensure that writers and visual artists are better supported and are paid appropriately for their creative endeavours.

Projects supported include:

Indigenous-led organisations to deliver projects to benefit Indigenous writers and visual artists

 Professional development

  • Opportunities for writers and visual artists and people working in publishing
  • Mentorships, residencies, internships for writers, visual artists and publishers
  • Literary and literacy-building activities
  • Opportunities to upskill teachers in Australian literature
  • Projects to enhance our literary resources hub for teachers, the Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia

Commissioning fees

  • Creative writers’ and picture book illustrators’ commission fees for new works of exceptional cultural significance by Australian book publishers
  • New commissions for visual artists exhibited at art galleries
  • Playwright commissions for work presented by Theatre companies

Writers’ fees

  • Australian literary magazines and journals
  • Industry-led conferences
  • Projects with educational and cultural institutions

Visual artists’ fees

  • Projects with educational and cultural institutions

By invitation only

  • Partnerships with major capital city writers’ festivals
  • Key national art fairs with opportunities to profile and promote Australian visual artists

Awards and prizes

  • For writers


Click below to see successful projects we’ve supported in previous years:

2017 2018 2019 2020 EAF 2020 2021 2022 2023

For further information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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