Protocols for respecting First Nations IP

The Australia Council released the latest edition of its Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts.

New research on the international success of Australian books

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has partnered with the Australia Council for the Arts to support Macquarie University’s research examining the international rights sales and export of Australian books over the last decade. Both organisations will contribute $30,000 to the study. In a first, the university study will collect data on the extent and nature […]

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 […]

Government Releases Cultural Policy

The government released its National Cultural Policy, Creative Australia, on 13 March. The policy is an outcome of the Government’s 2020 summit in 2008, and the first national cultural policy since Creative Nation in 2004. The policy sets out five goals covering covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; cultural diversity; the central role of […]

Image Credit: Copyright Agency members (left to right, top to bottom): Anita Heiss, photo by Helen Kassila. Mikey Cahill, photo by Olivia Tran. Sally Rippin, photo by Olivia Tran. Ramesh Nithiyendran, photo by Bryan Sun.

Image Credit: Created using stock images by Shutterstock.

Image Credit: Artwork 1: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled (awelye), 1995. Reproduced courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Artwork 2: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled, 1992. Reproduced courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Artwork 3: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Untitled (yam), 1995. Reproduced courtesy of Utopia Art Sydney. Images courtesy of Thames & Hudson Australia.

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