Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Education, Training and the Arts, develops and implements cultural policy and administers cultural funding and capital works programs that support arts and cultural development for the benefit of the community.
black&write! is a national project with a dual focus on First Nations writing and editing.
Operated by Thorpe-Bowker, the ISBN Agency provides International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) to publishers and distributes guidelines for their use. ISBNs are essential for books, whatever format they are published in. The Agency can also provide barcodes.
Legal deposit is a statutory provision that obliges publishers to deposit copies of their publications in libraries in the country in which they are published. Under the Copyright Act 1968 and various State Acts, a copy of any work published in Australia must be deposited with the National Library of Australia and the appropriate state library. Legal deposit extends not only to commercial publishers but also to private individuals, clubs, churches, societies and organisations.
The National Library of Australia is the country’s largest reference library. It ensures that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian resources, are collected, preserved and made accessible. The Library also has programs of exhibitions, lectures, printing and publishing, and online events and services. Please see the website for further details.
Formed in 1991 to promote romance writing in Australia, and to help aspiring authors achieve publishing success. Supports over 700 members including writers from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. RWA has become internationally recognised and respected by both category and mainstream publishers of romance.
Screen Australia is a Federal Government agency charged with supporting Australian screen development, production and promotion. Screen Australia was established under the Screen Australia Act 2008 and from 1 July 2008 took over the functions and appropriations of its predecessor agencies, the Australian Film Commission (AFC), the Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) and Film Australia Limited.
The State Library of NSW collects and preserves materials and evidence relating to our place in the world and makes them accessible to everyone in New South Wales and beyond. The Library exists in order to support and encourage research, debate, conversation, inspiration, learning and enjoyment.
State Theatre Company South Australia is the flagship theatre company of South Australia and is a resident artistic company of the Adelaide Festival Centre. Commissions, performs and tours theatrical productions of new and existing, classic and contemporary, Australian and international work.
The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home for smart, passionate and entertaining public talks on every topic. Across events and a unique collection of videos, podcasts and original writing, The Wheeler Center supports some of Australia’s finest local and international writers and thinkers.
Writers Victoria is all about writing. With members throughout Victoria (and beyond), they are the state’s largest organisation supporting Victorian writers. For more than three decades, Writers Victoria has been a leading provider of information, resources and skills development for our members and the broader writing community.
Writing NSW is the state’s leading provider of services to writers, including courses, seminars and workshops, writing groups, festivals and events, grants and prizes, and information and advice. A not-for-profit organisation formerly known as the NSW Writers’ Centre, they have been providing quality support to the writers of our state since 1991.
Writing WA is working between the lines and behind the scenes to build a state of opportunity in Western Australia for writers, publishers and other practitioners in the writing sector – not just for the benefit of practitioners themselves, but for the immense social value that great writing brings to individuals and communities.
Formed in 1996. Meets irregularly now. Members read each other’s work and give feedback and encouragement. Stages rehearsed readings and full performances of members’ scripts and has received funding from Arts ACT for dramaturgical support.
Arts Law is the national legal centre for the arts. We provide practical legal advice and more to artists across all sectors. Legal advice is free or low-cost depending on enquiry. Sample agreements, checklists, guides and information sheets, are sold or available on our website. We present workshops and seminars on key legal issues impacting on creative practice and play a key advocacy role regarding issues facing Australian artists.
Arts Nexus connects far North Queensland’s artists, creative producers, organisations, enterprises and communities by advocating and supporting creative producers and communities with a range of services and projects. Current program partners include Queensland Writers Centre and Tropical Writers.