May 6, 2022

Book industry event season is here!

The Australian book industry’s most exciting day of the year will arrive on Thursday 9 June. The 2022 BookUp Conference, and the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) will take place back-to-back, once again at the ICC Sydney.

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 […]

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July 13, 2021

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.

May 18, 2021

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.

February 22, 2021

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.

October 28, 2020

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.

July 28, 2020

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. […]

April 22, 2020

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 […]