2012 Cultural Fund Projects

  • 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art ($15,000)
    With this grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian art will support the costs of running its emerging curators intensive. As part of this project they will engage the assistance of experienced curators to mentor younger, emerging curators.
  • 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art ($11,000)
    4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art have received this grant to support the costs of including Australian works in the Sydney pavilion at the Shanghai Bienale.
  • Artspace Visual Arts Centre ($9,580)
    With their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, will run a residency for a regional artist.
  • Australian Booksellers Association ($3,000)
    Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will use support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to run a seminar on digital marketing for booksellers in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Australian Centre for Photography ($15,000)
    Australian Centre for Photography will use their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to support the costs of  artists talks and educational kits for an exhibition of photographs in Beijing. The exhibition is to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between Australia and China in 2013.
  • Australian Embassy Beijing ($20,000)
    This is the fifth year that the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund has supported the Australian Embassy in Beijing’s Australian Writers’ Week in China. Funding will enable the Embassy to bring Australian writers to China for the festival.
  • Australian Fossils and Minerals Museum ($12,000)
    A grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable the Australian Fossils and Minerals Museum to continue running its Scattered Bones project, a science and literacy module for students in low socio-economic areas of New South Wales.
  • Australian Publishers Association ($90,000 over three years)
    With funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Australian Publishers Association (APA) will be exhibiting Australian books at children’s book fairs in Bologna (Italy), South Korea and Taiwan.
  • Australian Publishers Association ($6,609)
    The Australian Publishers Association (APA) will use funding to subsidise attendance at its Introduction to Australian Book Publishing seminars in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Australian Society of Authors ($90,000 over three years)
    Funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) to continue its annual mentorship program. Under the program the ASA pairs established writers with emerging writers to assist them with developing their skills.
  • Australian Theatre for Young People ($10,000)
    With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) will run its ‘Fresh Voices’ program which provides emerging playwrights with opportunities to develop their writing skills.
  • Big hART Inc. ($15,000)
    Big hART will use their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to run training in water colour techniques for their artists.
  • Cultural Partnerships Australia ($30,000)
    Cultural Partnerships Australia will use funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to continue its curatorial exchange program. As part of the program, young Chinese curators will be invited to meet and work with Indigenous Australian artists, curators and gallery directors.
  • Express Media ($7,000)
    Express Media will use their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to establish a young writers innovation prize to support new and exciting ideas by young writers, publishers and digital media experts.
  • Fortyfivedownstairs ($9,500)
    With their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, fortyfivedownstairs will run an artist-in-residency program for two mid-career artists.
  • Kaldor Public Art Projects ($15,000)
    Support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable Kaldor Public Arts Projects to continue running its National Public Programs.
  • IAD Press ($5,500)
    IAD Press will use funding to attend and participate in the Indigenous publishing forum, to be held in Ghana in September 2012. Interaction with Indigenous publishing houses from other countries will raise the profile of Australian Indigenous publishing.
  • Independent Scholars Association of Australia ($8,000)
    With funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Independent Scholars Association of Australia (ISAA) will bring six authors from across Australia to Canberra to speak at its national conference.
  • Literary Events Asia Pacific Plus ($1,356)
    Literary Events Asia Pacific Plus (LEAP+) will use their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to send Queensland author Matthew Condon to the ‘Reaching the World’ festival in Bangkok. Matthew is keynote speaker at the first session of the festival.
  • Meanjin ($16,500)
    Meanjin will using their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to  commission long-form policy articles from senior writers in Meanjin Papers, a companion to Meanjin Journal. Rates offered to authors will be consistent with rates set by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).
  • Monkey Baa Theatre Company ($10,000)
    Support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable Monkey Baa Theatre Company to host a series of Sunday author talks where children will have the opportunity to meet with their established and emerging authors.
  • Museums & Galleries NSW ($96,000 over two years)
    With this grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Museums & Galleries NSW will run residencies for eight artists in regional galleries.
  • New England Writers Centre Inc ($4,000)
    New England Writers Centre will use their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to run professional development courses for authors in the New England region.
  • Poetry In Action ($31,600)
    Poetry In Action will use their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to support the costs of scripting a new performance based on Australian poetry. This dynamic group delivers its performances to over 17,000 students at over 300 locations across Australia.
  • Queensland Poetry Festival ($8,000)
    With their grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Queensland Poetry Festival will be able to take its Brisbane-based festival around the state. Funding will go towards supporting travel costs for poets.
  • School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland ($15,000)
    This grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable to School of Political Science and International Studies at The University of Queensland to fund artists to create installation pieces to generate discussion between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
  • Smith & Nasht ($25,000)
    Smith & Nasht will be developing an interactive educational game related to sustainability, called HIVE.
  • SpecFaction NSW Inc. ($5,500)
    SpecFaction is running the 2012 Aurealis Awards for speculative fiction. Support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will go towards a cash prize to the winner(s) of the Peter McNamara’s Convenor’s Award.
  • Sydney PEN ($20,000)
    A grant from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable Sydney PEN to publish Macquarie PEN Anthology of Indigenous Literature digitally. Funding will be use to obtain digital rights clearances from the authors whose works are included.
  • The Trust Company ($15,000)
    Trustees for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, The Trust Company will use funding to support the creation of teaching resources for Miles Franklin Award-winning works.
  • Two Heads Media ($20,000)
    Support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable Two Heads Media to curate a collection of filmed interviews with Australian writers and publishers. These will be presented on the Bookshots website (www.bookshots.net).
  • Watermark Literary Society Inc. ($2,760)
    The Watermark Literary Muster brings together writers and readers to share and enjoy the literature of nature and place. With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund they will be bringing Western Australia-based poet Virginia Jealous to the festival to run masterclasses.
  • WestWords – Western Sydney Young People’s Literature Project ($35,000)
    Support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable WestWords to continue running its fellowships for emerging and established writers in greater western Sydney.
  • aMBUSH ($3,000): aMBUSH will use funding to stage artist talks coinciding with (US photojournalist and anthropologist) Martha Cooper’s visit to Australia to speak in a cultural exchange program.
  • Arts Law Centre of Australia: The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund is supporting three projects run by the Arts Law Centre of Australia in 2012.
    Artists in the Black Wills ($30,000): This project delivers intellectual property training and wills drafting sessions to artists in remote regions of Australia.
    National Education program ($10,000): A project that delivers training in copyright and contracts to young and emerging artists
    Participation in WIPO IGC meeting 2012 ($5,000): Representatives from the Arts Law Centre of Australia will be attending the last session of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Indigenous intellectual property rights for traditional cultural property.
  • Australian Booksellers Association ($4,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will digitise and make available online, the sessions of their 2012 conference which will be looking at digital futures for booksellers.
  • Australian Institute of Professional Photography ($5,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, representatives from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) will attend a congress in London, UK and subsequent international photography industry summit.
  • Australian Literacy Educators Association ($4,000): Funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will go towards paying authors to speak at the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) 2012 National Conference, Literacy, Language, Literature, Learning, in July 2012. The conference aims to bring educators together to examine language and literacy challenges, especially in the context of the national curriculum.
  • Belvoir ($15,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Belvoir will offer an internship to an emerging playwright from rural NSW.
  • Biennale of Sydney ($5,500): Biennale of Sydney will use Copyright Agency funding to support the costs of mentoring young art writers as part of the 18th Biennale of Sydney Emerging Writers Program in 2012
  • Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre ($20,000): Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre will use Copyright Agency funding to support the costs of inviting 15 Indigenous artists to attend its textile arts conference Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation’s story.
  • Das Platforms ($5,200): Das Platforms, a look-book for the emerging and contemporary arts will use Copyright Agency funding to commission articles on the convergence of contemporary visual art and literature.
  • Eleanor Dark Foundation – Varuna the Writers’ House ($15,000): The Eleanor Dark Foundation at Varuna, the writers’ house in Katoomba, NSW will offer scholarships for children’s authors and illustrators to attend residencies at the house.
  • Etonnants Voyageurs International Book and Film Festival ($8,000): Ettonants Voyageurs International Book and Film Festival is held annually in France. They will use Copyright Agency funding to support the costs of bringing two or three Australian authors to the festival in 2012.
  • Fellowship of Australian Writers WA ($10,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA will run residencies for selected authors to enable them to focus on their own work, with a requirement that they give a number of public lectures and provide critical feedback on short-form works from local WA writers.
  • Floating World Arts ($9,000): Support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will enable Floating World Arts to commission Australian and international artists to produce a body of work, The Study Series (A Study of Hands), that will tour Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Freeplay Inc. ($4,200): Freeplay Inc. will use Copyright Agency funding to run a festival centred on professional and general developments in digital gaming technology – an area of interest to Copyright Agency’s graphic novelists, artists and illustrators.
  • History Council of South Australia ($5,000): The History Council of South Australia will use Copyright Agency funding to support their 2012 annual lecture which will be delivered in Adelaide and rural South Australia.
  • Indigenous Literacy Foundation ($20,100): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation will be working with elders and teachers in Wilcannia, NSW, to research and write two children’s books and have them published in Paakantji and English.
  • Macquarie University ($8,800): The Department of Media at Macquarie University is hosting a two-day public symposium The Future of Writing to discuss writing for media across new digital platforms.
  • Mosman Art Gallery ($10,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Mosman Art Gallery will invite emerging and established Indigenous artists to attend individual and group residencies at Bungaree Farm where they will produce work for an exhibition.
  • National Art School ($11,000): National Art School will use Copyright Agency funding to support the cost of providing drawing workshops at their annual conference of art teachers from a number of institutions.
  • National Young Writers’ Festival ($30,000 over three years): The National Young Writers’ Festival will use Copyright Agency funding to provide young writers with mentorship from leaders in the publishing industry at this annual event in Newcastle, NSW.
  • PEN Melbourne Centre ($13,200): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, PEN Melbourne Centre will run a series of events in metropolitan and regional Victoria to engage with multi-cultural communities and to bring their works and the issues they discuss through their work to a broader audience.
  • Pinerolo, The Children’s Book Cottage ($8,900): Pinerolo, The Children’s Book Cottage will use Copyright Agency funding to host intensive mentorships for emerging Australian children’s book authors and illustrators.
  • Rabbit Poetry ($3,050): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Rabbit Poetry will produce a special under-21s issue of Melbourne Poetry Journal RABBIT, with cash prizes for poets under 21 whose work is selected for publication.
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators NSW ($10,000): The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) NSW will run their biennial conference for professional Australian children’s and young adult authors and illustrators.
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators WA ($2,260): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Western Australia will attend the Asian Festival of Children’s Content to engage with the South-East Asian publishing industry.
  • SpecFaction NSW Inc. ($3,000): SpecFaction NSWwill use Copyright Agency funding to support their 2012 awards for speculative fiction, the Aurealis Awards.
  • Sydney Story Factory ($15,000): Sydney Story Factory will use funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to engage a Chief Story Teller to run after-school writing programs to raise literacy levels in Indigenous children in inner-Sydney.
  • Sydney Symphony ($45,000 over three years): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Sydney Symphony will provide mentorship for young composers, including the opportunity to hear their works performed.
  • Sydney Writers’ Festival ($10,800): Sydney Writers Festival will use Copyright Agency funding to bring an established UK writer who specialises in writers’ rights to the 2012 festival. They will also hold an industry panel discussion on intellectual property rights in the digital environment.
  • The Big Issue ($20,950): The Big Issue magazine will use funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to produce its annual fiction edition, featuring work by established and up-and-coming Australian writers.
  • The Ian Potter Museum of Art ($7,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund the Ian Potter Museum will commission a survey exhibition of the painter Geoff Lowe – Based on a true story: Geoff Lowe and A Constructed World.
  • The Literature Centre ($10,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, The Literature Centre in Fremantle, WA will run a conference for secondary teachers and librarians with a focus on the works of Australia’s top children’s authors and publishers.
  • The Red Room Company Ltd ($15,000 over three years): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, The Red Room Company will publish the work of a number of Australian poets on Lyrikline.org, an international platform for publishing poetry. The works will be translated into a number of languages and selected poets will travel to poetry conference in Berlin.
  • University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts and Design ($3,424): The Writing Program within the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra will host a one day symposium Young and Emergent Writers: policies, programs and publishing. Copyright Agency Funding will go towards travel expenses for speakers.
  • University of Melbourne ($10,000): The Centre for Advanced Journalism at The University of Melbourne, along with the Public Interest Journalism Foundation, will be running the 2012 New News Conference where authors, publishers and readers will discuss the future of journalism.
  • University of New England ($20,000): Copyright Agency Funding will go towards Australian Policy and History internships for early career policy and history writers.
  • University of Western Sydney ($15,000): The Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney will run a forum to bring together Indian and Australian writers, publishers, translators and editors.
  • University of Wollongong ($30,000): With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the University of Wollongong will offer writers’ fellowships through international universities to Australian writers, with the aim of promoting Australian writers and writing.
  • Western Riverina Arts ($8,000): Funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund will go towards Western Riverina Arts’ Centenary Memories project, in which they will offer a writing residency to a writer who specialises in oral history and memoirs.
  • World Poetry ($3,520): World Poetry, auspiced by Multicultural Arts Victoria will use funding from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund to run literary translation workshops for linguists who will be translating into Vietnamese, Korean and Indonesian.
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