Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Announcement

December 22, 2015

Close to $1m drives Australia’s creative culture

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has given more than $933,000 to 41 creative projects all over Australia in its latest grants round. Highlights of the round include: $90k to Queensland Theatre Company for an Indigenous New Work Residency; $24k to support the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2016; $30k for the Kid’s Own (Vic) project: Into […]

December 21, 2015

Marina Abramović In Residence

During June 2015, Kaldor Public Art Projects presented a unique experiential 12 day live-in residency with prominent performance artist, Marina Abramović and a group of 12 Australian artists. The project was supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and was open to the public with a total of 31,000 visitors, many participating in the Evenings […]

December 7, 2015

PwC Report says copyright changes should be ‘evidence based’

Changes to Australia’s copyright laws to a US-style ‘fair use’ model would ‘undermine incentives to invest, trigger company closures and smash local creativity’, according to a cost-benefit analysis by PwC – as reported in the Australian Financial Review article: Don’t change copyright law, urges PwC. The view is supported by the Copyright Agency, along with other media […]

Michael Robotham

December 3, 2015

Copyright and Piracy: Michael Robotham

First let me say that I am passionate about freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of expression. I also want to laud the digitalisation of media as one of the greatest breakthroughs in history. Until a few years ago, despite being translated into 23 languages, my psychological thrillers were accessible to a relatively […]

November 26, 2015

Copyright Agency announces new Board members

The Copyright Agency has announced the appointment of two new Board members – Fairfax business journalist Adele Ferguson and publisher Jane Curry – after a ballot. A record number of candidates submitted for the two positions and there was a high level of interest in the voting. The addition of Adele and Jane brings the […]

November 25, 2015

Miles Franklin authors share insights

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund gives $5000 to each shortlisted Miles Franklin Award author each year. We asked two of them about their writing processes; how such a payment benefits them; and what copyright means to them. CRAIG SHERBORNE, author of Tree Palace: “In the morning when everything’s quiet, I do 200, max 500 words in […]

November 20, 2015

The Public Relations Council champions copyright for its members

The Public Relations Council (PRC) and the Copyright Agency have developed a partnership to deliver discounted copyright licences and services to the Council’s members to ensure the smooth and legal free flow of content. Communications professionals generate and use an enormous amount of content. When copyright material such as articles, images, graphs or research is […]

November 9, 2015

Career Fund recipient attends GLINT 2015

When glass and print come together the result is GLINT, an appropriately named residency program for artists established by Megalo Print Studio and Canberra Glassworks. Textile printer Julie Ryder was one of the fortunate artists to be selected for GLINT 2015 and with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Career Fund was able to attend the […]

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