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The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund awards more than $818,000 in funding to Australian creators

Our Cultural Fund announces $818,917 in funding for 25 new projects in support of authors, visual artists and industry stakeholders as Australia continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perpetual reveals esteemed 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist

The 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist includes a mix of acclaimed Australian authors and new voices showcasing the richness of Australian literature.

Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund Supports Seven Major Australian Writers’ Festivals

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to support writers’ festivals and literary programs in around the nation in 2021.

Announcing Create Grants for 2020

Four authors and two visual artists have been awarded a total of $95,000 from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Cultural Fund awards $240,000 in Fellowships

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three fellowships totalling $240,000 as the creative industries continue to call for critical financial support of Australia’s writers and artists. The Fellowships have been awarded to authors Rodney Hall and Krissy Kneen and visual artist Khaled Sabsabi, with each receiving $80,000 to write and create important new works. […]

Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is a date when many prominent writers have both entered (Halldór Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov) and departed from (Cervantes, Shakespeare) the world. This makes it the perfect candidate for UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day: a global tribute to books and authors, their contributions to social and cultural progress, and of course the pleasure […]

Karen Wyld wins 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

At the recent Perth Festival Literature and Ideas Weekend, the Copyright Agency’s Nicola Evans presented the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript to author and Copyright Agency member Karen Wyld for her manuscript, Where the Fruit Falls. The prize includes $10,000 provided by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and a publishing contract with UWA […]

Classic Australian picture book turns 40

Hazel Edwards’ beloved children’s book There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. Drawn to life in 1980 by illustrator Deborah Niland, the lovable Hippo has starred in seven picture books, a junior chapter book, classroom play scripts, a musical and a short film. The books have also been […]

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Image Credit: Image courtesy of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards of Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler accepting the 2021 Daisy Utemorrah Award for their junior fiction manuscript 'Dirran'.

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