March 21, 2019

Celebrating Poetry in First Languages this World Poetry Day

The unique Poetry In First Languages (PIFL) program developed by Red Room Poetry has announced it will expand its teaching of poetry in First Nations languages beyond New South Wales and into Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory this year. The program, which is entering its 2nd year, celebrates, shares and preserves […]

March 8, 2019

Supporting authors and readers at festivals

Audiences at the recent Perth and Adelaide Writers’ Weeks heard from an incredible array of speakers, including several sessions supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. In Perth in late February, the sponsored panels were: Other Lives, Other Bodies – chaired by Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling – Sydneysiders and Aesthetics, Arguments & Anthills. The Cultural Fund […]

March 4, 2019

‘Rhyme and Punishment’ takes poetic licence

Australian poetry warriors, Poetry in Action, have developed a new touring show for school students with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Called Rhyme and Punishment, it is a newly commissioned work from Sydney playwright and actor Sam O’Sullivan and is performed by Eleni Cassimatis, Hannah Wood and Brenton Bell. The show’s premise explores […]

March 4, 2019

Reminder to prepare for upcoming international payments

As the Australian collecting society for copyright-protected words and images, Copyright Agency has reciprocal agreements with many international reproduction rights organisations and in March will distribute royalties from these overseas collecting societies. If you are eligible for a payment in this distribution, we will we notify you by email prior to payment being transferred into […]

March 4, 2019

US Open Library is infringing Australian authors’ copyright

The Australian Society of Authors has joined with similar organisations in the UK and America to condemn the Internet Archive’s Open Library project, which aims to digitise and distribute books for free. A recent examination of the project by the ASA found that the site was hosting scanned copies of in-copyright books by Australian authors […]

Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country) (2018), Acrylic on Linen, 122 x 152cm.

February 26, 2019

Finalists announced for John Fries Award 2019

The Copyright Agency today announced the finalists for the 10th annual John Fries Award. Led in 2019 by respected Melbourne-based visual arts curator and writer Miriam Kelly, the John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. This year’s finalists are: Betty Chimney […]

February 18, 2019

UK Digital Content Store reaches 5m downloads

The British equivalent of Copyright Agency’s new Flex platform, has seen UK students download 5 million copyright-compliant documents. Flex is modelled on the Digital Content Store, which makes the task of preparing course reading material simpler and faster for librarians and educators – eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes every term. Since the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency […]

February 11, 2019

The Wheeler Centre announces new Hot Desk Residency at the Norma Redpath Studio

The Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowships are back for 2019 – once again made possible by the generous support of the Readings Foundation. Twenty writers will be offered fellowships throughout the year. For the third year, an additional Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship will be offered to an emerging female playwright, which is supported by the […]

Image Credit: Left to right: Poetry in Action cast members Eleni Cassimatis, Brenton Bell and Hannah Wood. Photo: Stephanie Young.

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Image Credit: Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna, Nganampa Ngura (Our Country) (2018), Acrylic on Linen, 122 x 152cm.

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