September 12, 2018

Feeling stressed? Pick up a book during the Australian Reading Hour

It comes as no surprise that reading books can be good for you, but did you know that reading can reduce stress more quickly than having a cup of tea? According to a study from the University of Sussex 1, reading can reduce stress by as much as 68% and it works faster than other […]

September 6, 2018

Publisher Director election set for October

In July, the Copyright Agency sought nominations from members for three elected Board Director positions – that of Publisher Director, Author Director and Artist Director. Incumbents, journalist Adele Ferguson and visual artist Dr Oliver Watts, will remain on the Board as their positions have not been contested. The two people running for the Publisher Director role are the incumbent Jane Curry (Ventura […]

September 5, 2018

$124m paid to publishers, writers and artists

Dear members, I wrote in Creative Licence in July about changes to the Copyright Agency’s Future Fund, where the Board has decided it is prudent to reduce the amount in the Fund from $15m to $12m over the next three years. You can read my July message here. Further to that, our end of financial […]

September 4, 2018

Fellowship applications close soon

The Copyright Agency is currently accepting applications from writers and artists for three of its annual Fellowships, each worth $80,000. There are two new fellowships in 2018 – for non-fiction writing and visual art – as well as the existing author fellowship. Applications close on 24 September. To find out more and to apply click […]

September 3, 2018

Top talks at Sydney Contemporary

Art lovers take note! This month’s Sydney Contemporary art fair celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary art with art-inspired events and exhibitions from 13-16 September. The Copyright Agency has partnered with Sydney Contemporary this year to present TALK Contemporary: a series of panel discussions featuring leading figures in the arts exploring topical and controversial […]

August 27, 2018

Michelle de Kretser’s The Life to Come wins the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Michelle de Kretser has won the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel The Life to Come, published by Allen & Unwin. This win makes her the third woman in the Award’s 61-year history to win the top prize more than once. Michelle’s previous win was in 2013 for her novel Questions of Travel. Michelle […]

August 8, 2018

Celebrating Innovation in University Libraries

The Copyright Agency proudly sponsored this year’s Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC), and hosted an event to Celebrate[e] Innovation in University Libraries with the conference delegates. The event was supported by the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Speakers included acclaimed author Dr Anita Heiss and UK Copyright Officer […]

August 2, 2018

New technology connects students with copyright compliant material

Australian universities learned how to harness technology to better connect their students with copyright-compliant course materials when leading British university copyright expert visited the Gold Coast. Kate Vasili from Middlesex University attended the Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference on August 1 to share her experience with best-practice digital solutions during her visit. Middlesex University partnered with […]

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Image Credit: CREATE judges left to right: Geordie Williamson, Terri Bird and Gail Jones. Photo: Copyright Agency.

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