• Australian nominees for IBBY 2018 Hans Christian Anderson Awards

    We are delighted that the Australian nominees for the prestigious IBBY 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards are ASA members David Metzenthen for Writing and Jeannie Baker for Illustration.

  • Open letter to Senator the Hon Mitch FifieldĀ 

    Juliet Rogers, ASA CEO,  has sent an open letter to Senator Mitch Fifield after news he abolished arts fund Catalyst. 


  • Ask the ASA: Fair Use

    In this article, we’ll give you a rundown on fair use and how it might affect you. Then, we’d love to hear your opinion. Our role is to advocate to government on your behalf. So we want to know what you think about fair use: necessary reform which will have little impact, or disastrous blow to creators?  

  • The Marten Bequest scholarships increased for emerging artists

    Applications are now open for The Marten Bequest scholarships delivered for the first time by the Australia Council for the Arts in a three-year partnership with Perpetual. This is one of the largest scholarship offering by The Marten Bequest since it was first awarded in 1975.

  • Pledge to #respectcreators with 'This Book Changed My Life'

    To emphasise the value we, as a nation, place on Australian creativity, the rights management organisations, the Copyright Agency and APRA AMCOS, have launched a positive campaign This Book/Song Changed My Life – where the public is invited to name the book, song, poem, painting, play or any other creative work – that made an enormous difference to their lives.

  • New Database and Website

    It gives us great pleasure to announce that our new fully integrated database and website have been launched. Along with the new system comes an updated ASA logo, new website design and improved website navigation.

  • 2018 National Library of Australia Fellowships

    There are now eight funded Fellowships and additional Honorary Fellowships, awarded on merit, including one specifically for Research in Australian Literature.


  • Copyright Agency artists' royalty payback

    Calling all illustrators! Have your images been shown on TV or published in print/online? If they have, you may be eligible for an Artist Royalty Payback from the Copyright Agency.

  • ASA partnership with Arts Law for contract assessments

    Got a publishing offer? Looking for advice? Have you heard of our contract assessment service? It's one of the ASA’s most valued services. We know how critical it is that you understand your contract and are well informed on industry standards, so that you can evaluate and benchmark your offer.

  • Anna Deveson and Georgia Blain: women of heart and mind

    Tragically, the ASA has lost two of its former Chairs in a matter of days. Mother and daughter Anne Deveson and Georgia Blain were both Chairs of the ASA at different times. Georgia died on 9 December and Anne died on 12 December 2016.

  • Hopes parallel importation will not pass the Senate

    In early November, the ASA petition against the parallel importation of books, boasting nearly 20,000 signatures from authors, illustrators, publishers, editors, literary agents, printers and book-lovers, was mailed to all 225 Australian Federal MPs and Senators.

  • What's the deal with "fair use"?

    You may have heard or read recently about a concept in copyright law called “fair use”. If you haven’t, you probably will soon, as the Australian Productivity Commission is currently deliberating on this and other changes to our Intellectual Property Arrangements. Its draft report will be delivered in late April.

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