Queensland Literary Awards showcase impressive writers and publishers

Following the new precedent for prize-giving in 2020, this year’s QLAs were presented online on Friday 4 September.

A National Reconciliation Week poem

This week marks the start of National Reconciliation Week (NRW), spanning from 27 May (to commemorate the 1967 referendum) to 3 June (in recognition of the Mabo case). NRW is about exploring Australia’s shared histories, cultures and achievements and finding ways to contribute to the reconciliation process. This year’s theme is In this together, which […]

Cultural Fund grants more than $455,000 to the Australian creative community

The Copyright Agency has announced funding of $455,691 for 21 ground-breaking projects and six new initiatives supporting writing, reading, editing, education, publishing and the visual arts in its second and final round of grants for the year. Highlights include: funding for Fremantle Press to help train authors on media promotion and showcasing their work to […]

‘Rhyme and Punishment’ takes poetic licence

Australian poetry warriors, Poetry in Action, have developed a new touring show for school students with funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Called Rhyme and Punishment, it is a newly commissioned work from Sydney playwright and actor Sam O’Sullivan and is performed by Eleni Cassimatis, Hannah Wood and Brenton Bell. The show’s premise explores […]

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund distributes more than $1m to Australian creators

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund continues to invest in Australia’s cultural future, allocating a total of $1,049,145 towards 37 projects with writing and visual arts organisations in its second round of 2018 funding. Key beneficiaries include the National Museum of Australia, to commission non-fiction essays from Australian writers on Living with the Anthropocene; The Guardian, […]

Julie Watts wins Dorothy Hewett Award for ‘Legacy’

At Perth Writers’ Week, Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling presented Western Australian poet Julie Watts with the 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award for her manuscript, Legacy. It is the first poetry manuscript to win the $10,000 cash prize, provided by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and a publishing contract with UWA Publishing. Julie won The Blake Poetry Prize […]

Australian creators to receive $1.3 million from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund

Grants for 56 projects have just been announced including funding for the development of more than 15 new Australian plays and the inaugural Australian Reading Hour in September. The Stella Prize, the Melbourne Writers Festival and the National Young Writers Festival are also beneficiaries of grants just announced by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. In […]