The Cultural Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Copyright Agency. Members commit 1.5% of revenue every year for vital grants to enhance the profile of Australian creators and to support dynamic writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.
They support members and key stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and promote work by Australian creators that connects with audiences. They champion industry-led research and encourage new partnerships with the education and cultural sectors.
The Cultural Fund provides invaluable CREATE and IGNITE grants to individual creators to pursue professional development and career enhancing opportunities, and to create work. It also provides career-sustaining Fellowships for established authors, visual artists, publishers and teachers.
They offer two rounds of funding to organisations and, from 2018, the Cultural Fund will highlight opportunities for industry partnerships and support for key national writers’ festivals.
Their priority is to ensure that artists are better supported and are paid appropriately for their creative endeavours. They also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults.