2022 Cultural Fund Projects


AATE/ALEA National Conference $15,000 AATE/ALEA 2023 National Conference Canberra
Adelaide Writers’ Week 4 – 9 March 2023 $15,000 Writers’ panel sessions
Association for the Study of Australian Literature $12,000 ASAL Writers and Critics Program 2023
Australian Book Review $10,000 Commentary and longer book reviews in Australian Book Review
Australian Poetry $10,000 Australian Poets Festival 2023
Australian Publishers Association $15,000 BookUp 2023: Common Ground
Australian Rural & Regional News $5,000 Writers’ fees for book reviews and author interviews connected to rural & regional Australia
Australian Society of Authors $24,000 Copyright Agency Developmental Mentorships for Writers and Illustrators
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative $15,000 Engage/Experiment/Exhibit, an engagement program to support the development of emerging Aboriginal artists from NSW
Brisbane Writers’ Festival $10,000 The Second Book Online series 2023
Byron Writers’ Festival 25 – 27 August 2023 $10,000 Writers’ panel sessions
Canberra Writers’ Festival 9 – 12 August 2023 $7,500 Writers’ panel sessions
Children’s Book Council of Australia $10,000 CBCA Shadow Judging project with writers and illustrators
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation $15,000 Story Lines: Artist Talks and Demonstrations
Express Media $16,800 Toolkits 2023 – ‘Connect’
Griffith University, Griffith Review $20,000 Emerging Voices Award 2023
HEAT Magazine $10,000 HEAT writers’ fees in 2023
International PEN Melbourne Centre $5,000 Keep Words Free: Freedom to Write, Freedom to Read 2023
Island Magazine $10,000 Writers’ fees and the Nonfiction Prize 2023
Left Bank Literary on behalf of Open Book: Australian Publishing Internship/APA $15,000 Open Book: Australian Publishing Internship
Melbourne Writers Festival 4 – 7 May 2023 $17,500 Writers’ panel sessions
NT Writers Festival 1 – 4 June 2023 Mparntwe/Alice Springs $7,500 Writers’ panel sessions
Perth Festival Writers Weekend 25 26 February 2023 $15,000 Writers’ panel sessions
Red Room Poetry $10,900 Poetry Month 30in30
Small Press Network $15,000 SPN Independent Publishing Conference 2023
Sydney Writers’ Festival 22 – 28 May 2023 $17,500 Writers’ panel sessions
TarraWarra Museum of Art $14,192 Commission fees for Elyas Alavi and Torika Bolatagici in the TarraWarra Biennial 2023
Writing WA $11,625 Love to Read Local Week 2023




4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art $10,300 4A Digital 2022: visual artist fees for commissioning and exhibiting contemporary digital and new media art
ACCA 2022 (Year two of Copyright Agency Partnerships) $80,000 James Nguyen’s exhibition Open Glossary
Art Fairs Australia $15,000 Sydney Contemporary 2022 Talk Contemporary program, as well as ‘First Nations Voices: Walk Look Listen’ featuring new videos by First Nations artists exhibiting at the Fair
Australian Rural & Regional News $5,000 Writers’ fees for book reviews connected to rural & regional Australia
Big Issue in Australia $5,000 Towards writers’ fees for The Big Issue Fiction Edition
Children’s Book Council of Australia Victorian Branch $8,000 Professional development for four emerging author/illustrators to participate in the Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program
Cooperative for Aborigines Ltd. T/A Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training $15,000 Writers’ fees for First Nations LGBTIQA+ Poetry anthology 2023
Deakin University, School of Communication and Creative Arts $20,000 Towards the writer’s stipend for the Deakin University/Copyright Agency Children’s Writer-in-Residence program
Express Media $11,430 Toolkits 2022 – ‘Connect’ mentorship program
Guardian Australia $20,000 Weekly reviews of Australian books
Inside Story $9,000 Writers’ fees for Inside Story commissions 2022–23
Institute of Professional Editors $10,000 Writers’ fees for Books without barriers: A practical guide to inclusive publishing
Mascara Publishing $6,280 Professional development for writers and editors at the Mascara x Varuna Residency Program
Melbourne Press Club $15,000 The 2022 Michael Gordon Social Justice Journalism Fellowships
National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) $24,985 Towards fees for Australian visual artists involved in ‘Art is a real job’
Public Interest Journalism Initiative $5,250 Towards commission fees for three Australian journalists writing for Health Check on Local News: A spotlight by local journalists
Red Room Poetry $15,000 pa x two years Towards fees for Australian poets published in Moments On Earth – 20 years of Australian Poetry (Year 1); and for payments to Australian poets to present their work (Year 2)
The Countess Report $5,000 Towards fees for Australian writers for the 2022 Countess Report
The Literature Centre $13,000 Writers’ fees for published authors/illustrators to present at the Celebrate Reading Conference 2022
University of Queensland Press $8,000 Towards writers’ fees for First Nations writers for Shape Shifting: First Nations Creative Nonfiction anthology
UWA Publishing $10,000 pa x three years Towards the winning author’s prize money for the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2023-25
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