2016 Publisher Fellowship report: Louise Cornegé

The Head of Publicity at Allen & Unwin, Louise Cornegé, received a Copyright Agency Publisher Fellowship in 2016 to “…identify challenges, trends and innovations in the way books are promoted in a digital-first media environment by meeting with publicity and marketing specialists at publishing houses in the United States.” Read her report: How has the digital revolution […]

Fayen d’Evie, Myopic reading, Janaleen sings, and hides, Re-calling From One Body to Another, 2017

Judges announced for the John Fries Award 2018

The judges have been announced for the ninth Annual John Fries Award, for which the call for entries is now open. Consuelo Cavaniglia, interdisciplinary artist, academic and independent curator, continues in her role as Guest Curator and Judge for a second year. She is joined by Sophia Kouyoumdjian, coordinator at Parramatta Artists Studios; Dr Mikala Tai, […]

Everything visual artists need to know about our recent merger

At the end of last year, the Copyright Agency and Viscopy formally merged. This was after a five year “services agreement” where the two organisations merged their backend operations but maintained two Boards and two separate memberships. Between them, the organisations represent around 40,000 direct and indirect members, ranging from visual artists and illustrators to […]

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants more than $1m

Just a few short weeks after announcing the recipient of the Cultural Fund’s $80,000 Author Fellowship as Kathryn Heyman, the Copyright Agency has announced it will provide $1.035m to 35 arts organisations in 2018. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, says: “Everything we do supports our members – authors, journalists, publishers, visual artists and educators […]

Copyright Agency member shares Seven Steps to Writing Success

Changing the way Australian students are taught is no easy task. Creating a literacy program that improves students’ writing scores by up to 35% seems even more challenging. Nevertheless, Australian author, and Copyright Agency member, Jen McVeity has achieved it with her Seven Steps to Writing Success program. With an emphasis on engaging and inspiring […]

Australia Council’s Wenona Byrne talks literary trends

In November last year, the Australia Council’s Literature Director, Wenona Byrne, delivered the keynote speech at the Independent Publishing Conference organised by the Small Press Network. We’ve reproduced Wenona’s speech, which offers terrific insights into current trends and opportunities in publishing (with her permission). Frankfurt Book Fair In October 2017, I attended the Frankfurt Book […]

Cultural Fund ignites MONA curator’s inspiration

In 2017, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund selected eight emerging Australian creators to receive funding from its IGNITE program. Pippa Mott was granted $4000 to complete the week-long ‘Criticism and Curating in Art and Design’ course at London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, to expand on her skills as a Curatorial Assistant at Tasmania’s esteemed […]

IGNITE funding captures insights to advance Aussie publishing

Kate Sherington, Digital Business Manager at Pan Macmillan Australia, attended the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in London in 2017, courtesy of a Cultural Fund IGNITE grant. The digital summit provided her with fresh insights on capturing and exploiting data, which she is already working to integrate. Kate says, “The main focus of the conference was […]

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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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