The Australia Council has cancelled its June grant round and suspended its six-year funding for organisations program, among other changes following $110m in funding cuts announced in the 2015-16 federal budget.
The Australia Council has also cut its ArtStart, Creative Communities Partnerships Initiative and Artists in Residence programs, while existing grant applications will be assessed in the September round. As previously reported by
The winners of the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced in Sydney on 21 May.
Pan Macmillan was one of the big winners of the night, taking out the awards for publisher of the year, book of the year for The 52-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton) and biography
- Author Rodney Hall on Australia Council cuts in the Federal Budget
Leading Edge restructured; Papadopoulos to leave
Qld government to support state literary awards
Shortlist announced for inaugural Russell Prize for Humour Writing
Changes to OzCo announced in budget
The Copyright Agency has announced the recipients of its inaugural Publisher Fellowships, to ‘conduct study or research into digital publishing, emerging business models and technologies’.The recipients Read more...
Alan Sampson has won the 2015 Finch Memoir Prize for his entry Schools of Fish.Sampson, a Queensland high-school principal renowned for ‘transforming weak schools into centres of academic Read more...
Representatives from close to 60 independent bookstores from across Australia attended this year’s Leading Edge Book conference, held in Melbourne from 15-16 May.Leading Edge marketing manager Read more...
Memory Man, David Baldacci, Macmillan
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