Exciting writing news

Times are tough for our creative industries, but there are still good news stories to be found. In addition to our latest funding recipients and the winners of the ABIAs, here are some other positive announcements coming out of the arts sector.  2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist Ten authors have been longlisted for Australia’s […]

A special offer from Griffith Review

Griffith Review is one of Australia’s leading Australian literary magazines. Each themed edition presents new writing from emerging, mid-career and established writers, in the form of essays, memoir, reportage, short fiction, poetry and visual essays. The current edition – Griffith Review 68: Getting On – features the first essay from the Griffith Review Reportage Project. […]

Additional $125,000 in Emergency Action Funding takes total to $500,000

The Copyright Agency has announced an additional $125,000 under its Emergency Action Funding, in addition to the recently announced $375,000 and bringing forward of the allocation of $1.8 million of Cultural Fund grants to the first part of next financial year. Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling said, “Our earlier-announced Emergency Action Funding of $375,000 was […]

Emergency Action Funding attracts huge demand for grants

The Copyright Agency has approved $375,000 in Emergency Action Funding for 45 applications from a groundswell of 420 applicants, indicative of the overwhelming need for support for the Australian creative sector. In April the Copyright Agency agreed to allocate $375,000 from its Future Fund to support Australian writers, publishers, visual artists and creative organisations during […]

Fellowship Q&A with Karla Dickens

A Wiradjuri woman living in regional New South Wales, Karla Dickens is known for her provocative reflections on Australian culture, past and present. Awarded the inaugural Copyright Agency Fellowship for a Visual Artist in 2018, she went on to create two large-scale multimedia installations: ‘A Dickensian Circus’ as part of the Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN […]

Announcing Innovative Online Projects

For our first round of Emergency Action Funding, which closed on Tuesday 14 April, we received 44 applications for Innovative Online Projects. From a very impressive list the following four were selected, each receiving $5,000 for their project: Journalist and literary consultant Nicole Abadee for a weekly podcast – Books, Books, Books – featuring interviews […]

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 […]

New Australian Children’s Laureate announced

The Board of the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, comprising leading representatives from the children’s book industry, have appointed multi-award winning author Ursula Dubosarsky as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–2021. The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has supported the Australian Children’s Laureate program since 2011, providing a stipend to support each laureate for two years. Ursula […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

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