GRIFFIN Smurf In Wonderland [scarf edit]

May 15, 2017

Cultural Fund supports Australian talent through the Griffin Award and Griffin Studio program

Bridging the gap between sports and the arts, playwright David Williams’ insightful new play Smurf in Wanderland, which wrapped up at Griffin Theatre Company May 12, has emerged as a direct result of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, which has supported the Theatre since 2009. Smurf in Wanderland, is one man’s insightful and poignant examination of […]

Writer Rosie Scott

May 10, 2017

Remembering Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott was a critically-acclaimed writer, a passionate human rights activist, a creative writing mentor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Born in 1948 in Wellington, New Zealand, her childhood was spent freely roaming the crashing, wild ‘edge of the world’ with her siblings. She began writing as a child, her curiosity and imagination likely inspired […]

May 10, 2017

A quick update on copyright

Things change rapidly in the world of copyright in Australia – so here’s the latest round up to bring you right up to speed. Copyright amendments The Government is about to pass amendments to the Copyright Act, supported by the Copyright Agency and other content creator representatives, which will significantly increase access to copyright material, while […]

May 8, 2017

Judges meet to decide on Ignite recipients in 2017

On 5 May our esteemed Career Fund judging panel met to discuss and review applications to the March round of the Ignite grants program. Supporting individuals working in the writing, publishing and visual art sectors, the Ignite Career Fund is a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund initiative that develops skills and helps to progress the careers of […]

May 3, 2017

$66m being distributed to members in June

Next month, we’ll be distributing approximately $53m to members in the annual schools distribution and a further $13m in the first tranche of the Universities distributions. This year the Copyright Agency has added an extra payment date in June to ensure members receive their payments before the end of financial year. For payment dates, see […]

May 2, 2017

Copyright Agency supports renowned authors at Oz Writers Week in China

The first-ever Chinese edition of the award-winning picture book Big Rain Coming, illustrated by Bundjalung artist Bronwyn Bancroft, will be launched at the 10th Australian Writers Week in China from May 10 to 18. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the annual event since 2014. Chief Executive of the Copyright Agency, Adam Suckling, says “Australian […]

May 2, 2017

In 60th year, an epic 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist revealed

  Sixty years since Patrick White was awarded £500 and proclaimed: “I am going to buy a hi-fi set and a kitchen stove,” after winning the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award, the longlist for 2017’s iteration was today announced by Perpetual. As trustee of the Award, one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes, Perpetual announced […]

May 2, 2017

Reading Hour – Sept 14 – celebrates books and reading

In an historic first for the Australian book industry, five major organisations have come together to connect Australian writers with their audiences through The Australian Reading Hour. The Australian Reading Hour’s premise is simple. It’s about picking up a book and reading for an hour anytime during the day or night on Thursday September 14, […]