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Copyright Agency announces additional $125,000 emergency funding

The Copyright Agency has announced an additional $125,000 of Emergency Action Funding, to be drawn from the Agency’s Future Fund and allocated in part to unsuccessful applicants to the Agency’s first round of emergency funding.

In a statement, Copyright Agency’s CEO Adam Suckling said the Agency had decided to increase funding because its initial Emergency Action Fund had been overwhelmed with applications, including ‘many exceptional ones we could not fund under this round’. ‘Moreover, the crisis in the arts sector due to COVID-19 remains severe,’ said Suckling.

Of the newly announced funding, $65,000 will be allocated to ‘highly ranked projects submitted to the first round of Emergency Action Funding’, which ‘only missed out as there were so many strong applications and any funding can only go so far’.

The remaining $60,000 of new funding will go to ‘significant creative organisations, which have been impacted by COVID-19’ that are applying to the Cultural Fund’s Round 2. As previously reported the Copyright Agency announced its initial Emergency Action Funding of $375,000, also from its Future Fund, in April, which was allocated to several writers festivals, individuals and online initiatives.



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