Cultural Fund awards $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three fellowships totalling $240,000 as the creative industries continue to call for critical financial support of Australia’s writers and artists. The Fellowships have been awarded to authors Rodney Hall and Krissy Kneen and visual artist Khaled Sabsabi, with each receiving $80,000 to write and create important new works. […]

Tara June Winch’s The Yield wins the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has been awarded to Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch for The Yield, published by Penguin Random House Australia.  For the first time in the Award’s history, Perpetual announced the winner via a live YouTube presentation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chosen from a shortlist showcasing a powerhouse […]

Announcing the 2020 Reading Australia Fellow

Karen Yager, a teacher with more than 25 years’ experience, has been awarded the 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy. The Reading Australia Fellowship provides $15,000 to a leading English and/or literacy teacher to undertake a career-enhancing research project that will benefit the successful Fellow as well as the education sector. […]

New research invites publishers to participate in Australia’s accessibility journey

Book publishers are invited to contribute to an exciting new benchmarking study about inclusive publishing in Australia. The research is being spearheaded by Agata Mrva-Montoya, lecturer and Degree Director, Master of Publishing, at the University of Sydney (currently on leave from her role as Publishing Manager at Sydney University Press). In our previously-published Q&A, she […]

Copyright industries a ‘significant contributor’ to Australian economy

The Australian Copyright Council has released a PwC report measuring the value of Australia’s copyright industries between 2006 and 2018. The three key findings were that the copyright industries: Contributed $124.1 billion to the economy, which amounted to 6.8% of Australia’s GDP Employed more than 1 million people, or 8.3% of the total workforce Generated […]

Support for Australian creators with the early release of grants to organisations

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has announced the recipients of its second and final round of funding for organisations, four months early in response to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Australian writers and visual artists. The philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency, the Cultural Fund has approved 21 grants in Round Two […]

Supporting teachers and students during COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Copyright Agency has worked with the education sector to minimise disruptions and alleviate some of the pressure resulting from a radical transformation of teaching practices. The statutory education licence has been instrumental in the shift to online learning. Its broad and flexible coverage enabled educators to focus on the important […]

Close to $114m paid to members in FY 2019/20

The 2019/20 Financial Year drew to a close with almost $114 million distributed to publishers, writers, visual artists and surveyor members. “Our licences cover the use of a vast amount of copyright material by Australian school and university students, governments and businesses,” says Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling. “Our payment to members is for use […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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