2011 Cultural Fund Projects

 

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art ($15,000)
Copyright Agency Cultural Funding will help 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art to run intensive workshops for emerging curators.

Artlink Australia ($11,250)
Artlink Australia will use funding from Copyright Agency to translate the 2011 Indigenous Artlink issue into Chinese and launch it at three separate events in China in 2012.

Arts Access Victoria ($15,000)
Arts Access Victoria (AAV) will use Cultural Funding to run a writer in residence program for writers with a disability.

Asialink Centre, University of Melbourne ($15,000)
Support from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund will go towards the design of Asialink’s Pop-up Book Case Library for its tour of India in 2012 and 2013. The aim of the project is to build a profile for Australian writing in India.

Australian Book Review ($5,000)
Funding from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund will support the 2012 Calibre Prize for an outstanding essay. 2012 marks the sixth year of the prize.

Australian Cartoonists Association ($2,500)
Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supported the Australian Cartoonists Association’s 2011 annual conference and Stanley Awards.

Australian Embassy Beijing ($25,000)
The Australian Embassy Beijing will use support from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to bring authors to China to participate in Australia Writers’ Week in Beijing.

Australian Society of Authors ($39,840 over three years)
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) will use Cultural Funding to develop and implement a best-practice professional manuscript development service for Australia’s writers and picture book illustrators.

Australian Teachers of Media ($12,000)
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) are developing interactive educational study guides for the iPad.

Australian Theatre for Young People ($15,000)
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) will use support from the Cultural Fund to commission and mentor young people to write new works. Entitled the 2012 Monologues Project, the works created will be published by Currency Press.

Black Swan State Theatre Company ($18,000)
With the support of Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Black Swan State Theatre Company will run a project designed to provide dedicated support and mentoring for a Young Writer’s Group in 2012. The project aims to foster the talents of developing Western Australian playwrights to help them create new works.

Centre for Contemporary Photography ($18,150)
The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) will be using Cultural Fund support to run a two day forum to provide Indigenous artists with practical training in photography and in issues relevant to them as artists.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative ($35,000)
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative will use support from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to develop and deliver a structured mentoring program for NSW Indigenous Artists.

Griffith Review ($35,000)
Griffith Review will use their grant from the Cultural Fund to commission authors to write novellas. Their aim is to revive novellas as a literary form, ideally for distribution and consumption on digital devices.

History Council of NSW ($20,000)
Copyright Agency Cultural Funding will support the History Council of NSW’s new Speaker Connect Program in 2012. The program will connect professional and academic historians with community and local government organisations through the provision of regional and suburban history events.

Illawarra Children’s Services ($60,000 over three years)
Illawarra Children’s Services’ Artspace will use funding from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to support their Writing Futures in the Illawarra project, a three year program of writers’ residencies, reading a writing projects and one-off events.

Miles Franklin Literary Award ($50,000)
Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund is supporting cash prizes for the authors shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award and an industry event celebrating the authors and their works.

Monash University ($45,000)
Monash University will use Cultural Funding to collaborate with Austlit and the University of Queensland to review the reception and cultural exchange related to translated Australian texts from 1945 onwards in the USA, Italy, Germany, China and Japan.

Museum of Contemporary Art ($35,450)
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) will use Copyright Agency Cultural Funding to support the development of an expanded and reinvigorated online version of the DVD TheArtists’ Voice.

NSW Department of Education ($36,000)
Funding from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund will be use to support three projects:

1. Art Express ($10,000)
2. Premier’s reading challenge
3. Premier’s teaching scholarship for innovation

Queensland Arts Council ($5,000)
With the support of Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Queensland Arts Council will be able to continue touring its compact prints exhibition.

Screen Machine ($7,200)
Screen Machine has been publishing long form film criticism online since 2008, showcasing articles and reviews from mostly young Australian writers as well as international talent.Screen Machine will use support from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to commission reviews of Australian films.

SPUNC ($14,000)
The Small Press Underground Networking Community (SPUNC) will use Copyright Agency funding to run a two day forum for small and independent publishers to discuss and review issues of particular and current concern.

Sydney Chamber Opera ($3,000)
Cultural Funding will support the cost of commissioning a new work to be produced and performed by Sydney Chamber Opera.

University of New South Wales Press ($150,000 over three years)
With the aim of elevating the profile of science writing in Australia University of New South Wales Press will use their support from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to establish an annual prize for the best short piece of science writing and a print and e-book anthology of the best science writing of the year.

Writing Australia ($20,000)
Writing Australia will use support from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to establish and manage a national network of writers’ residencies throughout Australia, called the PLACES Program.

Adelaide Writers’ Week ($15,000)
Part of the Adelaide Festival, the Adelaide Writers’ Week will use support from the Cultural Fund for two new initiatives: a Schools Day where international, national and local writers will present to secondary school students and the dedication program for the 2012 Writers’ Week.

Ampersand Magazine ($10,000)
Support from CAL’s Cultural Fund will go towards commissioning contributions from artists and authors to create the autumn 2012 edition of the magazine.

Association of Stories in Macao ($10,000
With the support of CAL’s Cultural Fund, the Association of Stories in Macao (ASM) will be able to bring Chinese translators and poets to Australia to undertake intensive translation workshops with the Australian poets whose works they will translate into Chinese.

Australian Book Review ($66,000 over 3 years)
CAL funding is to support the development of Australian Book Review’s (ABR) online promotion into the Asian-Pacific region. Their objective is to not only build ABR’s readership and profile, but also that of the Australian books reviewed.

Bankstown Youth Development Service ($10,000)
The Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS) is a not-for-profit community youth arts organisation which runs various projects across different media. CAL funding will support the costs of running BYDS’s Westside Writers’ Groups in 2012.

Bathurst Regional Council and the Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum ($11,000)
Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards the Scattered Bones project, a joint initiative of Bathurst Regional Council and the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Author Paul Stafford will be running writing workshops for students in Indigenous schools in NSW using video conferencing technology.

Charles Sturt University Journalism Internships ($30,000)
Charles Sturt University will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund to provide journalism internships for final year journalism students. They will be given the opportunity to take on an internship at a foreign media outlet, where they will learn about journalistic practices in other countries.

Children’s Book Council of Australia ($10,000)
Funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund will go towards bringing a number of Australian authors to the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) biennial conference of children’s authors and illustrators, to be held in Adelaide in June 2012.

Cultural Partnerships Australia ($60,000)
Cultural Partnerships Australia, based at Red Gate gallery in Beijing,  will use CAL funding to establish a curatorial exchange program which will invite young Chinese curators to meet and work with established and emerging Indigenous artists, curators and gallery directors in Australia. Their aim is to develop Chinese appreciation of Australian art, Indigenous cultural and Australian curatorial practices.

Griffith REVIEW 2011 GREW Prize ($20,000)
With the support of CAL’s Cultural Fund, Griffith REVIEW will be encouraging emerging writers through the 2011 GREW Prize. Two or three promising young writers receive editing assistance and mentorship from Griffith REVIEW and a one week fellowship at Varuna Writers’ House.

Global Poetics Tour ($8,474)
Funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund will enable Global Poetics to bring three of the world’s best poetry slam poets to Australia to tour in August and September 2011. Their aim is to strengthen the profile and presence of Australian slam poetry and to introduce Australian slam poets to three of the world’s best.

Griffin Theatre ($90,000 over 3 years)
CAL funding will support Griffin Theatre’s emerging playwrights’ residency and the Griffin Manuscript Prize.

History Council of South Australia ($1,600)
With the support of the CAL Cultural Fund, the History Council of South Australia will be able to present its annual lecture as they celebrate the 175th anniversary of European settlement in South Australia.

Kaldor Public Art Projects ($49,000)
Kaldor Public Art Projects (KPAP) will use CAL funding for their InTouch: Contemporary Art in Primary Schools project. They will develop unique software modules for interactive whiteboards to provide a wider engagement with contemporary art in Australia.

Kaldor Public Art Projects ($49,500)
Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards KPAP’s National Public Program Strategy project, in which two major international contemporary artists will tour Australia to give presentations aimed at both the tertiary/professional artists’ sector and at the schools sector. Events will be videoed and available online.

Kids’ Own Publishing ($11,000)
With the support of the CAL Cultural Fund, Kids’ Own Publishing will bring in authors and illustrators to run workshops with children as they create their own books. This is part of a project called The Book Factory.

Manning Clark House ($28,500)
Manning Clark House will use CAL funding to support the costs of two month-long residencies at the House for writers of Indigenous Australian History.

Meanjin ($24,000)
Meanjin will use support from the Cultural Fund to commission biographical works, photography and short written pieces about the photography.

National Association for the Visual Arts ($149,700 over 3 years)
With the support of the CAL Cultural Fund, the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) will be developing and delivering a distance education package of online courses for visual artists, craftspeople and designers to assist in building their careers.

Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing ($14,000)
The Ned Kelly Awards celebrate Australian Crime Writing and are highly regarded by writers, publishers, booksellers and the reading public in Australia and overseas. Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards prize money for the 2011 Awards and judges’ fees.

New Mardi Gras ($4,500)
In 2011 the CAL Cultural Fund supported an exhibition at the Mardi Gras Gallery. In 2012, CAL funding will support a short story competition to be held in conjunction with the Mardi Gras.

Northern Rivers Writers Centre ($23,000)
Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards the Northern Rivers Writers Centre’s Outreach Projects At Large (OPAL) initiative for remote areas in the region. Support will also enable the Centre to bring writers from Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia to the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival.

Perth International Arts Festival ($18,000)
The Perth International Arts Festival will use support from the CAL Cultural Fund to bring Australian authors from outside Western Australia to Perth for the 2012 Perth Writers’ Festival. This will enable the festival to present a publishing seminar and accompanying workshop series.

Platform Contemporary Art Spaces ($1,800)
CAL funding will support a showcase of emerging curators and artists at Platform Contemporary Art Space and at the Platform main exhibition.

Power Institute of the University of Sydney ($20,000)
The Power Institute of the University of Sydney provides a space for the creation, discussion and dissemination of ideas about art in Australia and worldwide. Funding from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards a new series called New Eyes, New Voices, where novelists, critics, playwrights, poets and writers will be invited to choose a work by a contemporary Australian artist and prepare a piece of writing on it for public presentation.

Queensland Art Gallery ($20,000)
Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards an artist’s research and development fellowship at the Queensland Art Gallery. This is to be undertaken by artist Deborah Kelly.

Queensland University of Technology ($17,984)
Funding from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards bringing Dr Anita Heiss to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for an Indigenous Writer-in-residence program.

RMIT ($100,000 over 2 years)
Funding will be used to support a writer-in-residence program and to run a non-fiction writing conference, NonfictioNOW, in consultation with the University of Iowa’s writing school.

Salt Water Murris Quandamooka ($5,000)
The Salt Water Murris Quandamooka (SWMQ) is a non-profit organisation predominantly comprised of direct descendents of the original Nunukul, Ngugi and Gorenpul clans and supports the maintenance and promotion of culture of the Quandamooka region. Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will enable artists from the SWMQ to attend this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Scenic World ($5,000)
Scenic World in the Blue Mountains is using support from CAL’s Cultural Fund to produce a catalogue to complement its Sculpture at Scenic World sculpture prize and exhibition.

Southern Cross University ($7,000)
Southern Cross University is hosting the 2011 annual conference for the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). Support from CAL’s Cultural Fund will go towards bringing local and international authors to the conference and provide bursaries for students to attend.

State Library of Victoria ($45,000 over 3 years)
The State Library of Victoria will use CAL funding to tour Australian authors to public libraries in regional Victoria for public events such as readings and speeches.

State Library of Queensland ($85,920.30)
CAL funding will go towards the costs of running the second year of the Black & Write Indigenous Editing and Writing Project, which includes writing fellowships and editing mentorships for Indigenous authors and editors.

Sydney PEN ($45,000 over 3 years)
Sydney PEN is an association of Australian writers and readers, publishers and human rights activists that promotes the right to freedom of expression for writers, editors and translators. With the support of the CAL Cultural Fund, Sydney PEN will run a three year essay and lecture series with the aim of raising awareness of the issues surrounding freedom of expression.

Sydney Story Factory ($1,000)
Sydney Story Factory is a place for children to develop their love of words, where volunteers offer free help with any writing project a child can imagine. Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will cover the cost of transport and materials for the workshops in terms 2 and 3 of 2011.

Tasmanian Poetry Festival ($5,400)
With the support of the CAL Cultural Fund, the Tasmanian Poetry Festival will be able to bring poets from the mainly to Launceston for the festival.

Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School ($10,000)
With CAL funding, the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School will run an emerging sculptor program, which will provide artistic and professional development and training to support an emerging sculptor over a twelve month period.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival ($5,000)
In October 2011 the 8th International Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will take place in Bali, Indonesia. With the support of the CAL Cultural Fund two Australian authors will be able to attend.

University of Sydney Journalism Internships ($10,000)
With the support of CAL’s Cultural Fund, the University of Sydney will be sending up to six students on internship programs at English language media outlets in Asia. The program allows students to practice journalism, engage with new media systems and experience the work expectations and communication environment of their host country.

University of New England ($8,000)
The University of New England (UNE) will host a two day symposium to set up an editorial steering committee to commence work on a website that will support the teaching of Australia’s top books. This is part of a digital libraries project, a joint venture between various industry partners, including the CAL Cultural Fund, the Australian Society of Authors and the National Library of Australia.

University of New England Children’s Literature Residencies ($90,000 over 3 years)
CAL funding will support residencies for children’s books authors and illustrators in the Armidale region of NSW – to focus on their own creative works and to conduct a number of workshops, talks, masterclasses and community talks.

Varuna the Writers’ House and  Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education ($4,800)
Varuna is a residential writers’ house, located in Katoomba NSW and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) is an Indigenous tertiary education institution based in the Northern Territory with campuses in Batchelor and Alice Springs that provides VET and Higher Education programs for Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory and throughout Australia. This joint venture will use CAL funding to support Indigenous students’ writing residencies at Varuna.

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards ($13,000)
This is the second year that the Cultural Fund has pledged support of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. CAL’s support will provide prizes for the winners and runners up in two categories of the Awards: for works on paper and three dimensional works.

Victoria University ($45,000)
Victoria University’s Offset journal will use funding from the Cultural Fund to commission journal articles by authors from the western Melbourne region, run a festival for writers from western Melbourne and mentor the students who work on the journal.

Victorian Association for the Teaching of English ($10,000)
The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) is hosting the national conference for English teachers in Melbourne in December 2011. Funding will go towards sponsorship of this conference.

We Australians ($12,000)
We Australians.org is a not-for-profit artist-run organisation based in Melbourne that promotes an inclusive platform for emerging Australian artists. CAL funding will be used to run artist development workshops, leading up to exhibition, public forum and publication.

Word Travels ($10,000)
Word Travesls is not-for-profit arts association that organises literary and literacy programs for libraries, schools, festivals and cultural institutions. CAL funding will support the 2011 national slam poetry performance competition.

Write As Rain ($2,178)
Write As Rain is a collective that promotes and supports writing and reading in order to promote and enhance creativity, literacy, connectivity and well-being using a multi-artform and collaborative approach. Support from the CAL Cultural Fund will go towards the Write As Rain Literature Festival for Children & Young People, to be held in Castlemaine.

Australian Publishers Association Internships Program ($137,750)
Australian Publishers Association (APA) will use CAL funding to support its internships program in 2011. The APA will allocate the funding to 5 publishing houses across Australia.

Australian Society of Authors Professional Development Program and Teaching and Learning Materials ($121,500 over 3 years)
Australian Society of Authors (ASA) will develop its Professional Development Program by providing seminars for Australian authors across three main areas; business, craft and inspirational/behavioural. ASA will also develop online information resources for authors.

Australian Children’s Literature Alliance ($60,000 over 2 years)
Australian Children’s Literature Alliance (ACLA) will use CAL funding to support its Australian Children’s Laureate Program, to promote the importance of reading and engagement with books in a series of public events across Australia.

Australian Writers’ Guild Australian Screenwriting Online ($50,000)
Funding from CAL’s Cultural fund will go towards Australian Writers’ Guild’s (AWG) Australian Screenwriting Online project; the development of an e-commerce website to promote, market and sell Australian film and television scripts.

Ballarat Writers Inc. Ballarat Writers and Illustrators Festival ($5,000)
Funding from CAL’s cultural fund will support the presentation and travel costs of featured authors, illustrators and industry experts and the festival.

The Big Issue annual fiction edition ($15,000)
The Big Issue magazine will use funding to produce its annual fiction edition, featuring work by established and up-and-coming Australian authors.

Chamber Made Opera Professional Development Workshop ($6,000)
With the support of CAL’s Cultural Fund, Chamber Made Opera will run a week long professional development workshop for librettists.

Currency House Platform Papers ($10,000)
Currency House will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund to support the creation of video presentations by selected authors to be posted to Currency House’s website and followed by a one month online chat room where the author can interact with the audience.

The Dreaming ($10,000)
The Dreaming is a multi-arts, multi-venue festival, showcasing the diversity of the world’s Indigenous cultures and their artistic production. Funding from CAL’s Cultural Fun will go towards its literature program; supporting Indigenous authors’ presentation costs at forums and workshops during the festival.

Freeplay ($6,000)
Freeplay is an independent games festival and a non-profit organisation that focuses on the creative and artistic side of game development. Freeplay will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund to support their festival in 2011, with a special emphasis on digital art and introducing graphic novelists to games.

J M Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice Master Classes ($20,000)
The J M Coetzee Centre at the University of Adelaide will use CAL funding to run its 2011 intensive professional writing master classes in July 2011. This will provide writers Australia-with the opportunity to work under the guidance of acclaimed master practitioners to develop and enhance their skills.

Malthouse Theatre Female Directors Internships ($90,000)
Malthouse Theatre will offer two six-months internships for female directors. This project is being supported because of a lack of female theatre directors in Australia.

Malthouse Theatre The Engine Room ($30,000)
Malthouse Theatre will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fun to support intense script development of new Australian theatre work in 2011.

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance 2011 Freelance Conference ($10,000)
Funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund will support Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance’s (MEAA) 2011 Freelance Conference to be held in May. Themed Cash for ContentI, the conference is aimed at developing business skills amongst freelance journalists.

Melbourne PEN FreeSpeak ($10,000)
Melbourne PEN will run three events across Victoria and use CAL funding to pay authors’ presentation and travel costs. They will also pay authors to publish selected writing from the events.

Melbourne Writers’ Festival Drawn from Life (15,850)
Melbourne Writers’ Festival will use the funding to produce a free tabloid newspaper Drawn from Life to be distributed before and during the 2011 festival. It will showcase the works of Victorian and international graphic novelists an illustrators.

Miles Franklin Literary Award ($50,000)
Funding from the Cultural Fund will be used to support two events to promote and celebrate the 2011 Miles Franklin short-listed authors; a consumer event for a general reading audience and a publishing industry soiree for publishers, authors an booksellers. CAL will also be supporting cash prizes for each of the short-listed authors.

Museums & Galleries NSW Artist and Curator in residence program ($100,000 over 2 years)
Museums & Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund to expand upon its National Exhibition Touring Support program, to offer an Artist and Curator in Residence program in 2011 an 2012. Two residencies will be offered each year.

National Year of Reading 2012 Festival of Indigenous Reading, Writing and Storytelling ($15,000)
Indigenous reading, writing and storytelling will be the focus of the National Year of Reading 2012. Funding will be used to support the costs of having Indigenous authors and illustrators attend precursor events and the festival.

PlayLab Lab Rats program ($15,000)
CAL funding will be used to run a series of creative and professional development activities for emerging playwrights in Queensland.

Public Interest Journalism Foundation News News 2011 Conference ($10,000)
The Public Interest Journalism (PIJ) Foundation at Swinburne University will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund to support their News News 2011 Conference to be held in conjunction with the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. The conference will include roundtables, panel sessions and workshops for journalists.

Society of Editors (NSW) National Editors Conference ($11,000)
Support from CAL’s Cultural Fun will go towards the travel and presentation costs of an international expert to give the keynote address at the National Editors Conference. It will also pay for bursaries for four emerging editors to attend the conference.

Style Council public forum ($5,060)
CAL funding will support venue hire and presenters’ travel costs for the Style Council’s public forum on controversies and changing details of the English Language, entitled ‘What’s New?’.

University of Technology ($300,000 over 3 years)
The University of Technology will establish a Writer in Residence Non-Fiction, a Chair in Australian Poetry and scholarships for authors to obtain teaching qualifications.

University of Western Sydney China Australia Literary Forum ($10,000)
The Writing and Society Research Group within the University of Western Sydney will use funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund to organise the China Australia Literary Forum, a high-level exchange between Chinese and Australian authors.

Wet Ink Short Story Prize ($30,000 over 3 years)
Funding from CAL’s Cultural Fun will help Wet Ink magazine to run a short story competition, providing winners, runners-up and short-listed authors with prize money for their stories.

Wheeler Centre Long Form Literary Reviews Online ($20,000)
The Wheeler Centre will commission long form literary reviews from writers who are featured at the Centre in its public program over the course of a year.

University of Wollongong Writing and Region ($60,000)
CAL funding will support the University of Wollongong’s Writers in residence, UK placement and Community and Culture projects in 2011 and 2012.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library Festival of Stories ($3,480)
Funding from CAL’s Cultural Fund will support Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s Festival of Stories for school-aged children. The festival will run over 3 days and consist of a series of 2 hour workshops on writing and illustration.

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