October 5, 2016

Co.Lab Writer + Director Program 2016 participants just announced!

Supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Malthouse Theatre (VIC) recently announced the 2016 participants for its seedling initiative, Co.Lab Writer + Director Program. The first program of its kind in Australia, this 3 year intensive residency enables selected playwrights and directors, across all stages of their careers, the time, space and opportunity to come […]

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. […]

June 21, 2016

PEN Free Voices Lecture

With support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Professor Gillian Triggs, celebrated human rights lawyer and President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, delivered the 2016 Sydney PEN Free Voices lecture at this year’s Sydney Writers Festival. In her address, Gillian Triggs discussed the nature and implications of freedom of expression as an internationally recognised human […]

April 11, 2016

New ‘Create’ Career Fund earmarks $100k a year for mid-to-late career authors and artists

Recognising that mid-to-late career authors and artists require the time to create new works, the Copyright Agency has established the Create Career Fund. The rights management organisation, whose members include authors, journalists, visual artists, photographers and publishers, provides almost $2m in funding annually to cultural institutions through its Cultural and Career Funds. Copyright Agency CEO […]

April 4, 2016

2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair unveils full program

With support from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the 2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair is set to feature some of the world’s most creative emerging and established publishers, artists and writers. For three days from Friday 29 April to Sunday May 1, the Fair will feature a dynamic program of free talks, book launches and […]

March 22, 2016

Ngujarn and Nakun: Belonging In The Other

With help from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Koorie Heritage Trust has brought to life an exhibition curated by Victorian Aboriginal artist Steaphen Paton, showcasing work created by his elders. This group show weaves a story around the family’s continuous resistance to colonisation, presenting old and new works by five descendants of highly respected […]

March 22, 2016

Stories, books and art combine in a magical space for children

Featuring art, theatre, writing, making and publishing, Holiday at The Grand Imaginarium, a Cultural Fund supported initiative, is a one-of-a-kind school holiday program for children and their parents held at the historic Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. The Grand Imaginarium provides an immersive experience, which invites young minds to run free, as they work alongside artists, […]

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: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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