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Australia Council February grants announced

10 May 2016

Seventeen literary organisations and almost 40 writers and writing groups have received Australia Council grants as part of its $11.2m February grants round. The 17 literary organisations received a combined...

Myer reappointed Australia Council chair

7 July 2015

The Australian government has announced that Rupert Myer has been reappointed chair of the Australia Council.The retailer and philanthropist was first appointed to the role in June 2012. Australia Council...

OzCo VIP Program guests announced for SWF 2015

17 March 2015

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the guests attending the 2015 Visiting International Publishers (VIP) Program, to be held during the Sydney Writers’ Festival in May.The visiting international...

Keneally wins OzCo Lifetime Achievement in Literature Award

10 March 2015

Thomas Keneally is the recipient of the 2015 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.The award, formerly known as the Writers’ Emeritus Award, recognises ‘the achievements of eminent literary...

Brooks awarded Australia Council literature fellowship

5 December 2014

Poet, novelist and essayist David Brooks has been awarded an Australia Council Fellowship for literature.Brooks will use to the fellowship, worth $100,000 over two years, to ‘undertake research and development...

Australia Council to adopt new grants model

21 July 2014

The Australia Council is changing the way it awards grants.The changes will be implemented from January 2015. ‘The new grants model will support a more diverse range of artists, artistic...

Australia Council funds literature projects with Asia 

27 June 2014

The Australia Council has funded two new literature projects under the Creative Partnerships with Asia Program. The LITERARY COMMONS! project will bring together writers from Australia and India, including Alexis...

New OzCo grants for editors, publishers of mid-list authors

19 November 2013

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced new grants for Australian editors and for Australian publishers of mid-list authors. The editorial professional development and cultural leadership grants will assist editors...

Eddington to join Literature Board 

10 December 2012

Jill Eddington has been appointed as director of the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Eddington, who replaces Susan Hayes, will start in the role in January....