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 […]

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 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 […]

November 23, 2016

$160,000 in Fellowships Awarded by the Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency awarded an unprecedented $160,000 for its Author Fellowship and four Publishing Fellowships, along with two NAVA Visual Arts Fellowships at the inaugural Copyright Agency | Viscopy annual showcase in Sydney tonight. “This year’s fellowship announcement will award a record $160,000 providing crucial financial support for the pursuit of creative excellence and innovation […]

July 21, 2016

Copyright Agency’s Author Fellowship doubles value to $80,000

The Copyright Agency’s annual Author Fellowship for mid-to-late career authors has doubled its award from $40,000 to $80,000 this year, making it one of Australia’s richest fellowships for writers. Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This is now the flagship fellowship for mid-to-late career authors, providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. […]

January 4, 2016

Vale former Chair Brian Johns, AO

Brian Johns AO sadly passed away on 1 January 2016. Brian spent 13 years on the Copyright Agency’s Board until the end of 2014, including six as chairman, from 2004 -2009. Brian made an inestimable contribution to journalism, Australian writing, broadcasting and the visual arts, indeed to creativity and our country generally. He served the nation […]

Image Credit: Deonte Wines, various artworks by Meg Lewer. © Meg Lewer/Copyright Agency, 2018. 

Image Credit: Photo: © Gavin Jowitt.

Image Credit: Image courtesy of Australian Publishers' Association. Photo: Irene Lorberg Photography.

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