Grants for Individuals

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Create Grants 21 December 2023 1pm 25 March 2024 end June 2024

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports projects that provide opportunities to individuals in the writing and visual arts sectors for the creation of new work.

The Publishing Industry Career Development grants support individuals working in the broader Australian publishing industry with opportunities for career development. These grants are currently on hold. More information will be published on our website in August 2024.


The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to Australian creative writers and visual artists to create new work.

Create Grants provide a living allowance for writers and visual artists at key stages of their career.

Creative writers can apply to write their second book in the following literary genres: fiction, poetry, children’s literature, young adult literature, picture book illustration, graphic novels, playwriting, literary non-fiction and writing for performance (plays only).

Visual artists with no more than three solo exhibitions can apply to create a new work for exhibition.

Amount of grant: $20,000

Please note, there are new eligibility requirements for 2024. Please refer to Create Grants for details.


Baden Pailthorpe, Clanger (longitude, latitude, velocity), 2018. Still from a 36-channel video installation. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney Singapore. The work was created during a Cultural Fund-supported ANAT Synapse Artist Residency enabling collaborations between artists and scientists. Baden Pailthorpe was paired with UTS exercise science Professor Aaron Coutts. Baden’s artworks used data from AFL players and the crowd to create a 3D animation.

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