In the first of two rounds of funding this year, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has put up more than $500,000 for grants in support of 25 projects. The philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency, the Cultural Fund offers grants to organisations that deliver significant development and career-sustaining opportunities for Australian writers and visual artists at all career stages.

“The Copyright Agency is proud to support Australia’s unique creative industry with these grants, which have far-reaching outcomes for our community and beyond,” said Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling.

“Copyright Agency members generously commit 1.5 percent of the agency’s revenue each year toward the Cultural Fund to benefit the Australian creative landscape. The grants champion our wide array of members – authors, journalists, publishers, visual artists and educators – ensuring they are encouraged and supported to create works that contribute substantially to the future of our cultural sector.”

Bruce Pascoe

Sydney Living Museums is among the successful applicants, awarded $10,000 to commission a new play for young people by the acclaimed Indigenous writer Bruce Pascoe. Cutter and Cootawill explore the story of country, taking in early colonial Australian history as well as enduring convict...

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