Additional $125,000 in Emergency Action Funding takes total to $500,000

The Copyright Agency has announced an additional $125,000 under its Emergency Action Funding, in addition to the recently announced $375,000 and bringing forward of the allocation of $1.8 million of Cultural Fund grants to the first part of next financial year. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling said, “Our earlier-announced Emergency Action Funding of $375,000 was […]

Emergency Action Funding attracts huge demand for grants

The Copyright Agency has approved $375,000 in Emergency Action Funding for 45 applications from a groundswell of 420 applicants, indicative of the overwhelming need for support for the Australian creative sector. In April the Copyright Agency agreed to allocate $375,000 from its Future Fund to support Australian writers, publishers, visual artists and creative organisations during […]

Fellowship Q&A with Karla Dickens

A Wiradjuri woman living in regional New South Wales, Karla Dickens is known for her provocative reflections on Australian culture, past and present. Awarded the inaugural Copyright Agency Fellowship for a Visual Artist in 2018, she went on to create two large-scale multimedia installations: ‘A Dickensian Circus’ as part of the Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN […]

A National Reconciliation Week poem

This week marks the start of National Reconciliation Week (NRW), spanning from 27 May (to commemorate the 1967 referendum) to 3 June (in recognition of the Mabo case). NRW is about exploring Australia’s shared histories, cultures and achievements and finding ways to contribute to the reconciliation process. This year’s theme is In this together, which […]

Accessibility Q&A with Agata Mrva-Montoya

21 May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, an opportunity to promote digital access and inclusive content for people with print disabilities. Copyright Agency is committed to fostering inclusivity in the books and publishing sector. We are a member of both the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities and the Australian […]

Publishers discuss the shift to online teaching

The COVID-19 outbreak in Australia has necessitated rapid and substantial change at all levels of society – not least at the level of education. With protective measures and restrictions set to be enforced for many more weeks (if not months), schools and universities have had to adapt to online teaching on an unprecedented scale. The […]

Announcing Innovative Online Projects

For our first round of Emergency Action Funding, which closed on Tuesday 14 April, we received 44 applications for Innovative Online Projects. From a very impressive list the following four were selected, each receiving $5,000 for their project: Journalist and literary consultant Nicole Abadee for a weekly podcast – Books, Books, Books – featuring interviews […]

Licence makes online teaching stress-free

With many Australians staying home to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, education institutions are mobilising to keep classes running as smoothly as possible. Online teaching isn’t new, but many institutions are embracing it for the first time due to the public health crisis. Classes look very different today compared to a few months […]

Image Credit: Sample book artwork spreads designed by Joanna Hunt for Allen & Unwin / Tjanpi (November 2019). Stills are from the Tjanpi Desert Weavers stop-motion animation Ngayuku Papa (My Dog): Bluey and Big Boy; story & narration by Maureen Butler, directed by Jonathan Daw and Maureen Butler, 2018.

Image Credit: 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist. Book covers supplied.

Image Credit: Aboriginal artist Elton Wirri. Photo by Guy Louanglath.

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