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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.

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

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

New York Publishers Program 2025: Adult lists

Closing Date:

August 6, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

$5000

$5,000 to support Australian rights sellers, literary agents, and publishers of Australian books for adults to travel to New York in March 2025.

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Open

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

Closing Date:

August 6, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

With $12,500 in funding, this three-month residency program offers time and space for open-ended research and experimentation.

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Open

Acme London Residency

Closing Date:

August 6, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

$30,000

Develop your visual arts practice and professional networks while living and working at Acme’s East London residency space, the Fire Station.

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Open

Mordant Family x Creative Australia: Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

Closing Date:

August 6, 2024 3:00 pm (AEST)

A two-month residency in Rome open to established visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries.

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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

China Professional Placements: MAAP-Media Art Asia Pacific x OCAT Shanghai

OCAT’s programs focus on in-depth surveys, research, publication, and presentation of both individual artists and thematic group exhibitions.

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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

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

Australia Pavilion Invigilation Program – Venice Biennale 2022

A diverse group 14 Australian creative and cultural workers living in Europe and the United Kingdom will oversee the day-to-day visitor experience of Marco Fusinato’s exhibition during the Venice Biennale, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.

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Closed

All The Things We Couldn’t Say: Digital Theatremakers Program

All The Things We Couldn’t Say is a three-year collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre in Australia, and Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore.

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Closed

Biennale Delegates Program participants

The Australia Council Biennale Delegates Program is a professional development opportunity for individuals based in Australia. The 2022 theme is re(situate), an offer to refocus and reposition as we step into this next era in international engagement within the visual arts.

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Closed

Venice Biennale 2024: Expressions of Interest for artistic proposals

Opportunity for Australian artists and curators to present a ground-breaking and ambitious exhibition within the Australia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024.

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Open

New York Publishers Program 2025: Adult lists

$5000

$5,000 to support Australian rights sellers, literary agents, and publishers of Australian books for adults to travel to New York in March 2025.
Open

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

With $12,500 in funding, this three-month residency program offers time and space for open-ended research and experimentation.
Open

Acme London Residency

$30,000

Develop your visual arts practice and professional networks while living and working at Acme’s East London residency space, the Fire Station.
Open

Mordant Family x Creative Australia: Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

A two-month residency in Rome open to established visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries.
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

China Professional Placements: MAAP-Media Art Asia Pacific x OCAT Shanghai

OCAT’s programs focus on in-depth surveys, research, publication, and presentation of both individual artists and thematic group exhibitions.
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

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

Australia Pavilion Invigilation Program – Venice Biennale 2022

A diverse group 14 Australian creative and cultural workers living in Europe and the United Kingdom will oversee the day-to-day visitor experience of Marco Fusinato’s exhibition during the Venice Biennale, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.
Closed

All The Things We Couldn’t Say: Digital Theatremakers Program

All The Things We Couldn’t Say is a three-year collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre in Australia, and Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore.
Closed

Biennale Delegates Program participants

The Australia Council Biennale Delegates Program is a professional development opportunity for individuals based in Australia. The 2022 theme is re(situate), an offer to refocus and reposition as we step into this next era in international engagement within the visual arts.
Closed

Venice Biennale 2024: Expressions of Interest for artistic proposals

Opportunity for Australian artists and curators to present a ground-breaking and ambitious exhibition within the Australia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024.

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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