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International
engagement

Pony Express, Epoch Wars Livestream, 2022_Photo by Chris Brown

Creative Australia is committed to supporting Australian artists, creative workers and organisations to build and sustain international connections. Our work expands opportunities for engagement through physical travel, online and hybrid activities.

Our vision is for Australian arts, culture and creativity to be thriving and to be known globally for its innovation, sustainability, complexity and diversity.

You can read and download a copy of our International Engagement Strategy 2021-2025 here.

The strategy was informed by national and international sector consultation, and an evaluation of the activity delivered under Creative Australia’s International Arts Strategy 2015-2020.

Read our Impact Report here, which presents findings and insights from the evaluation.

We deliver a suite of international investment programs to support a range of international engagement activity. See below for more detail.


An update to our 2024 international grants

Our next round of international grants will open on Tuesday 27 February, and close on Tuesday 9 April (for projects starting after Monday 1 July 2024).

This is an update to the previously communicated closing date of Tuesday 6 February (for projects starting after Saturday 1 June 2024).

This update affects the:

This will allow us time to review the programs, following a high volume of applications to the September 2023 closing date. We will provide an update on future rounds in early 2024.

While international borders have reopened, COVID-19 remains an ongoing global health risk.

Artists and creative workers should ensure duty of care, health and wellbeing, risk mitigation, travel restrictions, pre-departure testing requirements, and local conditions and restrictions are carefully considered while planning their international activities.

Applications to the Australia Council involving international travel must consider the Australian Government’s latest travel advice. Visit Smartraveller for more details and specific country information.


Contact

For International Engagement enquiries, please contact us at:

international@creative.gov.au

Our team

Director, International: Zainab Syed

Asia Pacific
International Engagement Adviser: Janel Yau

North Asia
International Engagement Adviser: Chloe Li

Europe and the UK
International Engagement Adviser:Ellen Dwyer

North America
International Engagement Adviser: Karen Le Roy

Venice Biennale
Project Manager:Tahmina Maskinyar

 

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Open via ACF

Australian Cultural Fund

A fundraising platform for Australian artists. Upload your project, start your fundraising campaign and invite art lovers and supporters to donate with 100% of donations going directly towards your creative project.

australianculturalfund.org.au
Open

MUSIC AUSTRALIA: International Performance and Touring Activity

Closing Date:

July 9, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

$5000 to $25,000

Matched funding for international tours and performances by Australian contemporary music artists.

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Open

MUSIC AUSTRALIA: International Professional and Artistic Development

Closing Date:

July 9, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

$3000 to $15,000

Up to $15,000 matched funding to support international professional development activities by Australian contemporary music artists.

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Open

MUSIC AUSTRALIA: International Market and Audience Development

Closing Date:

July 9, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

$2000 to $10,000

Up to $10,000 matched funding to support international promotional and content creation activities by Australian contemporary music artists.

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Closed

Debra Porch Award: Visual Arts Residency

Investment to support both an Australian artist and a Thai artist to undertake reciprocal residencies.

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Closed

International Rights Fund For Literature

Support is available for literary agents, rights managers and publishers to attend international markets such as book fairs to sell rights in Australian works.

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Closed

International Travel Fund

$5,000 to $20,000

$5,000 to $20,000 to support travel costs associated with attending key market development and cultural exchange platforms and gatherings.

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Closed

International Engagement Fund

$5,000 to $30,000

$5,000 to $30,000 for creative collaboration and development, cultural exchange and reciprocal activities.

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Closed

International Touring and Presentation Fund

$5,000 to $80,000

$5,000 to $80,000 to support international touring, showcasing and presentation opportunities.

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Closed

International Travel Fund for Authors and Illustrators

Support for authors and illustrators to travel internationally to attend events and activities associated with the international publication and promotion of their work.

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Closed

Translation Fund for Literature

International publishers may apply for a contribution towards the translation of Australian works by living authors of creative writing such as fiction, poetry, writing for children and young people, graphic novels, and narrative non-fiction (defined as autobiography, biography, essays, histories, literary criticism, or analytical prose).

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Closed

Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS)

Apply for support to attend this vibrant international performing arts market in Asia.

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Open

MUSIC AUSTRALIA: International Performance and Touring Activity

$5000 to $25,000

Matched funding for international tours and performances by Australian contemporary music artists.
Open

MUSIC AUSTRALIA: International Professional and Artistic Development

$3000 to $15,000

Up to $15,000 matched funding to support international professional development activities by Australian contemporary music artists.
Open

MUSIC AUSTRALIA: International Market and Audience Development

$2000 to $10,000

Up to $10,000 matched funding to support international promotional and content creation activities by Australian contemporary music artists.
Closed

Debra Porch Award: Visual Arts Residency

Investment to support both an Australian artist and a Thai artist to undertake reciprocal residencies.
Closed

International Rights Fund For Literature

Support is available for literary agents, rights managers and publishers to attend international markets such as book fairs to sell rights in Australian works.
Closed

International Travel Fund

$5,000 to $20,000

$5,000 to $20,000 to support travel costs associated with attending key market development and cultural exchange platforms and gatherings.
Closed

International Engagement Fund

$5,000 to $30,000

$5,000 to $30,000 for creative collaboration and development, cultural exchange and reciprocal activities.
Closed

International Touring and Presentation Fund

$5,000 to $80,000

$5,000 to $80,000 to support international touring, showcasing and presentation opportunities.
Closed

International Travel Fund for Authors and Illustrators

Support for authors and illustrators to travel internationally to attend events and activities associated with the international publication and promotion of their work.
Closed

Translation Fund for Literature

International publishers may apply for a contribution towards the translation of Australian works by living authors of creative writing such as fiction, poetry, writing for children and young people, graphic novels, and narrative non-fiction (defined as autobiography, biography, essays, histories, literary criticism, or analytical prose).
Closed

Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS)

Apply for support to attend this vibrant international performing arts market in Asia.

Digital Diasporas 2023 participants

Creative Australia and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to congratulate the five recipients of Digital Diasporas, a new online research residency delivered in partnership with the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations: Beau Lai, Ann Chen, Yutong Lin, Winnie Cheung and Kim Ye.

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Digital Diasporas 2021 participants

Creative Australia and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to congratulate the three recipients of Digital Diasporas, a new online research residency delivered in partnership with China Residencies: Amy Lam (Canada), Casey Tang (USA) and Tian Zhang (Australia).

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