Supporting creators through COVID-19

For those who work in the creative and cultural sectors, and whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, here are some resources and initiatives that could offer you further support. Industry assistance The APA has a range of resources for publishers on their website. Read more. artsACT is making funding available to Canberra artists […]

Member update: payments during COVID-19

Dear Members, We have understandably had enquiries about whether COVID-19 and the associated necessary public health measures, as well as their economic impact, will stop or delay our payments to members. I completely understand your concern, as many of you are particularly adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. I’d like to assure you […]

Celebrate World Poetry Day!

Power in the slow lane This article by Sarah Holland-Batt originally appeared in The Weekend Australian Review. Amid the bewildering array of so-called international celebrations carrying on weekly, you could be forgiven for not knowing Saturday, March 21, is World Poetry Day. But, unlike International Talk Like a Pirate Day, World Emoji Day — or […]

Member update: COVID-19

Dear Members, As you know, the rapid spread of Covid-19 has led to WHO declaring it a global pandemic. I hope that you, your family and loved ones are doing as best as possible under the circumstances. I wanted to let you know that Copyright Agency is taking steps to reduce any risk to members […]

Accessibility Q&A with Sonali Marathe

The Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities, of which the Copyright Agency is a member, will hold its annual conference in Melbourne from 2–5 May. This event acts as a forum to share information about the latest accessibility developments; enhance dialogue between users and providers of information; and showcase examples of […]

Karen Wyld wins 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

At the recent Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend, the Copyright Agency’s Nicola Evans presented the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript to author and Copyright Agency member Karen Wyld for her manuscript, Where the Fruit Falls. The prize includes $10,000 provided by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and a publishing contract with UWA […]

Classic Australian picture book turns 40

Hazel Edwards’ beloved children’s book There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. Drawn to life in 1980 by illustrator Deborah Niland, the lovable Hippo has starred in seven picture books, a junior chapter book, classroom play scripts, a musical and a short film. The books have also been […]

New Australian Children’s Laureate announced

The Board of the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, comprising leading representatives from the children’s book industry, have appointed multi-award winning author Ursula Dubosarsky as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–2021. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the Australian Children’s Laureate program since 2011, providing a stipend to support each laureate for two years. Ursula […]

Image Credit: Photo by Sincerely Media.

Image Credit: Header created using images by Shutterstock; Sonali Marathe, courtesy of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Image Credit: Header created using stock images by Shutterstock and Unsplash; Karen Wyld, winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript (left) pictured with Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing (right). Photography by Eleanor Hurt (Publishing Officer, UWAP).

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