Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund grants more than $1m

Just a few short weeks after announcing the recipient of the Cultural Fund’s $80,000 Author Fellowship as Kathryn Heyman, the Copyright Agency has announced it will provide $1.035m to 35 arts organisations in 2018. The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, says: “Everything we do supports our members – authors, journalists, publishers, visual artists and educators […]

Reading Australia a treasure chest for Aussie teachers

Copyright Agency’s online educational resource, Reading Australia, has more than doubled its subscriber numbers this year, reaching over 11,000 teachers every month to let them know about a wide range of classroom activities available to help them teach Australian stories to students of all ages. In the four years since its launch, the online resource hub […]

Authors celebrate at 60th Miles Franklin, won by Josephine Wilson

On a literary night of nights Josephine Wilson took home the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions. Hailed by the judging panel as a clever and compassionate novel, the story follows protagonist Fred Lothian’s experiences with ageing, adoption, grief and remorse; rescue and also resistance to rescue. Read more about Josephine’s book and the […]

The Big Issue Announces Bumper Fiction Edition

The Big Issue released its 13th annual Fiction Edition on 25 August, featuring work by acclaimed authors Paulo Coelho, Elliot Perlman and Matthew Reilly. Popular novelist Nick Earls was recruited as a guest judge for the bumper edition, which attracted more than 550 short story submissions. Writers including Romy Ash, Toni Jordan and Anna Spargo-Ryan […]

Artists reinterpret rare Adelaide collections of bugs and fungi

Artist and Viscopy member Angela Valamanesh’s new exhibition Everybody’s Everything: Insect/Orchid opened on 23 August at the University of Adelaide to critical acclaim. Her works have evolved from an artist’s residency at the University’s Rare Books & Special Collections, made possible by  a $15,000 Create Career Fund grant from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Valamanesh […]

Behind the lines with the final five

With just a day left before the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award is announced (7 September), the five finalists discuss their shortlisted novels. Discover the inspiration behind the stories and gain a glimpse into the minds of these brilliant writers. Read their words in this article, as it appeared in the Sydney Morning […]

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 […]

Jimi Bani’s new theatrical work debuts in Queensland

“Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of rich history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public break-dancing…” So begins the prelude to […]

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Image Credit: Shireen Taweel, Devices for Listening, 2020. Photo by Document Photography.

Image Credit: Illustration by Dreamtime Creative.

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