Chrisopher Cheng Receives SCBWI Award

Australian children’s book author and Copyright Agency member Christopher Cheng recently received the ‘Member of the Year’ award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The award is in recognition of Christopher’s contribution as the SCBWI’s Co-Regional Coordinator for Australia – particularly his work in creating a presence for the Australian and […]

Shaun Tan Shortlisted for Academy Award

Melbourne-based animator and Copyright Agency member, Shaun Tan’s short film The Lost Thing has been named on the shortlist for the best animated short Academy Award. In offering our congratulations to Shaun, Rightsholder Relations Manager Eloise Nolan, said “Shaun Tan is an exceptional man. As an illustrator, an author and now as an animation director – […]

Cultural Fund Increases and New Director Appointed at AGM

The Copyright Agency’s members voted to increase the amount which may be allocated to CAL’s Cultural Fund at the Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 25 November. The increase will take the Cultural Fund allocation from 1% to 1.5% of the company’s income receipts from licensing fees and interest. Based on 2009-10’s income receipts this […]

Increase Funding Proposed for Cultural Programs

The Board of the Copyright Agency will recommend an increase in the amount which may be allocated to the Cultural Fund at its AGM in Sydney on 25 November. The increase will take the Cultural Fund allocation from 1% to 1.5% of the company’s income receipts from licensing fees and interest.  Based on 2009-10’s income […]

Winners of the 2010 John Fries Memorial Prize announced

The winners of the inaugural John Fries Memorial Prize 2010 were announced last night at the opening of the finalists’ exhibition, at Viscopy’s new contemporary art space, Blackfriars off Broadway. The competition was open to emerging Australian artists of all ages and disciplines who are not represented in a regional, state, territory or national public […]

What’s the Story?

The Cultural Fund has lent its support to this year’s Walkley Media Conference, titled ‘What’s the story? Powerful narrative and other tales from the future’. The Cultural Fund has also lent its support to this year’s Walkley Media Conference, titled ‘What’s the story? Powerful narrative and other tales from the future’. The four day event […]

Creative Writing Under the Microscope

The Copyright Agency Writer-in-Residence program gives students at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) the opportunity to experience the creative process, up close and personal, by funding an established writer to work on a project on campus. Each year, the selected writer receives a $40,000 allowance, and UTS also provides an office and full access […]

Cultural Fund Increases to $2 million

At the Copyright Agency’s annual general meeting on 25 November, members voted to increase the amount which may be allocated to the Agency’s Cultural Fund from 1% to 1.5% of the company’s licensing income. Based on the Copyright Agency’s 2009–10 licensing revenue, the increase will mean that over $2 million will be available to support […]

Image Credit: Created by Copyright Agency. Featured members: Amal Awad, photo by Tim Levy. Blak Douglas, photo by Nick Cubbin. Lee Walker, photo by Lindsay Edwards. Wayne Diver-Tuck, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Linton Besser, photo by Olivia Tran. Cathy Wilcox, photo by Caitlin Hicks. Lachlan Philpott, photo by Bryan Sun. Maxine Beneba-Clarke, photo by Olivia Tran.

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