August 26, 2019

Supporting artists for more than a decade, entries now open for the 2020 John Fries Award

Entries open this month for one of Australia’s most highly anticipated awards for early career artists, the $10,000 John Fries Award. Entries for the 2020 award open on Monday 26 August 2019. The John Fries Award is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works of contemporary art in Australia and New […]

August 20, 2019

Over half a million in grants for the creative community announced

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s arts future, announcing more than $500,000 in grants for the support of 25 projects in the first of two rounds of funding for 2019. Applications for the Cultural Fund’s three Fellowships (each worth $80,000) for two authors and an artist, are open for application until […]

August 13, 2019

Save up to $300 on Governance Institute’s National Conference 2019

The Copyright Agency has partnered with the Governance Institute of Australia to offer you resources and a special rate to their National Conference. Copyright Agency’s Director of Commercial Licensing, Guy Johnson, says, “We support good governance in all its forms and believe the Governance Institute resources and National Conference are valuable to anyone looking at driving […]

July 31, 2019

Free subscriptions from Australian Book Review to celebrate special edition

One of the Copyright Agency’s stakeholders, Australian Book Review has created an Indigenous issue, which is out this month. To celebrate, ABR is providing Creative Licence readers with 100 free annual subscriptions to the digital edition. Catherine Ferrari asked the Editor and CEO of ABR, Peter Rose, about the special issue and the creation of […]

July 31, 2019

Creating lifelong literary connections

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports Australia’s literary community in myriad ways and sometimes, serendipitously, creates connections that go far beyond expectations. Our support for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award has helped introduce new audiences to the award-winning author Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad, who was shortlisted for The Lebs (Hachette Australia). Each shortlisted writer receives […]

July 31, 2019

Surveyors in the West receive first payment in August

Copyright Agency has been recruiting surveyors from Western Australia since the beginning of the year when we received confirmation that the WA State Government would provide a retrospective payment of almost $1m for sales of survey plans between 2005 and 2017. That payment will be made to Western Australian surveyors in mid-August. In that time, […]

July 31, 2019

Melissa Lucashenko wins 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award for ‘Too Much Lip’

Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has been awarded to acclaimed Indigenous novelist Melissa Lucashenko for Too Much Lip, published by University of Queensland Press. In a year when the shortlist showcased a diverse and exciting range of Australian voices, experiences and narrative forms, Too Much Lip lays open the wounds of generational […]

July 19, 2019

Mangkaja and Gorman create an Indigenous collection setting a benchmark in collaboration

One of Australia’s most remote art centres, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency in WA, has teamed up with one of the country’s most iconic fashion brands, Gorman, to design a capsule collection that will launch in August. The collaboration is Gorman’s first with Indigenous artists and saw the Copyright Agency negotiate what has been billed as […]

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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