October 12, 2023

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund awards three Fellowships for Australian writers

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is delighted to announce this year’s recipients of our three writing fellowships for a total of $170,000. The Copyright Agency’s Fellowships provide timely and crucial financial support to authors to create new work for publication. The direct support to authors through the Cultural Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of the […]

September 14, 2022

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund Awards Two of Australia’s Richest Author Fellowships

The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Author Fellowship and Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing are two of Australia’s richest grants for writers. Today, the Cultural Fund awarded the two life-changing fellowships, valued at $80,000 each, to award-winning author Mirandi Riwoe and non-fiction writer Saskia Beudel. Copyright Agency CEO Josephine Johnston says, “The Cultural Fund’s fellowships total $160,000 […]

August 4, 2022

Seven 1 x day passes to giveaway for Byron Writers Festival

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is supporting three sessions at this year’s Byron Writers Festival. Josephine Johnston, CEO of the Copyright Agency, will attend the festival to introduce our 2021 Author Fellow Robert Drewe. Drewe will be talking about his new novel Nimblefoot with journalist, novelist and media trainer Russell Eldridge (10:15am on Friday 26 August). […]

June 3, 2019

Miles Franklin longlist announced

The trustee of Australia’s most prestigious literary awards, Perpetual, has announced 10 talented authors who have been included in the 2019 longlist for the Miles Franklin Award. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established by prolific author and feminist Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, now best known for her first novel My Brilliant Career. First […]

February 8, 2019

The Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced in Sydney

The longlist for the 2019 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, was announced last Thursday in Sydney. Each of the twelve finalists receives $1,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund in recognition and support of their achievement. The longlist contains seven works of fiction and five of non-fiction – including the work of two authors who have […]

November 29, 2018

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund Awards a record $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency has awarded Australia’s richest Fellowships at its annual showcase celebrating Australian creativity. Alongside its established Author Fellowship, this year the agency’s Cultural Fund introduced a Fellowship for Non-Fiction Writing and a Fellowship for a Visual Artist. Each are worth $80,000. Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling says, “The Fellowships provide mid-career Australian authors and […]

January 31, 2018

New fellowships announced and two for Publishers open now

Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling has announced the Cultural Fund will increase the value of its annual fellowships, from $120,000 to $285,000 this year. Mr Suckling says, “The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund commits some $2m annually from copyright licensing revenue to ensuring that creative Australians keep contributing positively to the cultural life of the nation. […]

August 2, 2017

Authors! Apply now for our $80k Fellowship

The Copyright Agency’s annual $80,000 Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors – one of Australia’s richest – is now accepting applications. The Fellowship was established for the first time in 2015, with author Mark Henshaw (The Snow Kimono) being the first recipient for his new work The Missing and Indigenous author Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby) named […]