July 21, 2022

Jennifer Down wins the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award for Bodies of Light

Jennifer Down has won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel, Bodies of Light,
published by Text Publishing. As one of the youngest authors to be honoured with the Award in its 65-
year history – the youngest being Randolph Stow for To the Islands in 1958 at 23 – Jennifer Down
has established herself as a potent voice in the new generation of Australian writers.

July 1, 2022

Changes to the Create Grants for 2022

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has made some important changes to Create Grants for 2022. Grants of $25,000 each will provide a living allowance to creative writers and visual artists to write and create new work. Four grants will be awarded, two for creative writers and two for visual artists. Only mid-career creative writers and […]

June 27, 2022

Copyright Agency is saddened to hear of the passing of Frank Moorhouse

In 1974 Frank was one of a small band of determined volunteers campaigning for respect and financial recognition for Australian creators. His legacy lives on today ensuring that creators are fairly remunerated for their work in a digital environment that provides millions of students with access to high quality educational material. Frank generously gave permission […]

June 21, 2022

2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist revealed

Today, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist featuring five exceptional titles. The announcement was broadcast nationally.

May 5, 2022

Brisbane and Sydney Writers’ Festivals

Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022! If you missed the in-person festival, which finished on 8 May, you can engage with their online series. Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is again supporting the online Author/Editor Series and a new Author-Illustrator Series (together with Booktopia). The successful ten-part Author/Editor series is a partnership […]

May 5, 2022

Macquarie University Survey of Australian authors

Copyright Agency is partnering with Macquarie University and the Australia Council for the Arts on a new national survey of Australian authors. The findings will be released later this year. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. Copyright Agency CEO Josephine Johnston, says […]

April 28, 2022

A new national survey for Australian authors

Macquarie University, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency are excited to announce that a national survey of Australian authors is now open. All published Australian authors are eligible to fill out the survey and we invite you to have your say. To complete the survey, visit www.mq.edu.au/authors-survey. The survey will remain […]

February 14, 2022

Cultural Fund calendar: February to June 2022

Cultural Fund Grants Applications for Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy open on 28 February. This Fellowship supports an experienced teacher or teacher librarian to undertake professional skills development and career-enhancing opportunities, with projects to start after 1 August 2022. Read more about the eligibility requirements as well as the […]