Applause: Latest funding and awards announced

$450,000 in Copyright Agency's Culture Fund grants, Design Tasmania 2019 Award winners, John Fries Finalists, 2020 Stand Up! Grants plus more news.

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 festival directors; a First Nations Story Anthology (UQP) edited by Ellen van Neerven; funding for Urban Theatre Projects in Bankstown to engage three Lebanese-Australian writers to create novellas rewriting the dominant narratives around the lives of second-generation Lebanese-Australian citizens, and funding for Poetry In Action to develop a new work for schools, ‘Riots and Revolutions’.

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