The Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) Grants Program provides funding for international arts and cultural projects that align with the objectives of the AICC. The AICC Grants Program supports activities in AICC priority regions and focus countries, which reflect Australia's broad public diplomacy and foreign and trade policy interests. Applications should be for cultural diplomacy projects incorporating activities in priority regions and/or focus countries.
The AICC Grants Program Round 7 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) have now closed.
This year, favourable consideration will be given to EOIs that propose projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and India to support the AICC Focus Country Programs in these countries.
Round 7 also introduces a number of revisions to the AICC Grants Program Guidelines. Key changes include:
- revised AICC goals and objectives and a new selection criterion on artistic excellence, in response to the recommendations of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper; and
- new obligations for proposals including artistic content and/or stated intended outcomes relating to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists, communities or their activities.
Program guidelines and a sample funding agreement can be found below.
Shortlisted EOIs will be notified in due course.
Grants Program – Round 6
Round 6 of the AICC Grants Program supported 18 projects that will engage and inspire audiences and artists in Asia, the United States and Europe.
|Country||Grant Recipient||Activity Summary||Grant|
|India||Snuff Puppets (VIC)||Collaborating with local partners in India, the project incorporates a People’s Puppet Project workshop in Dharavi.||$40,000|
|India||Marguerite Pepper Productions (NSW)||The project incorporates a one month residency in India by Indigenous musician Mark Atkins collaborating with local musicians in Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Jodhpur.||$18,000|
|India||FORM (VIC)||The project will present the exhibition ‘The Pilbara Project’ in New Delhi.||$30,000|
|India and France||Insite Arts International
|The project supports a three-week tour of the dance theatre production, Saltbush, to India and France.
|India||Australian Art Orchestra (VIC)||The project incorporates a tour to Coimbatore, Chennai and Hyderabad of 'Into The Fire', a collaboration of the Australian Art Orchestra and Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani's Sruthi Laya Ensemble.||$10,000|
|India||RKPix (WA)||The project will tour the exhibit ‘Sound Chamber’, an interactive sound-art installation, to India||$22,000|
|Republic of Korea||Tony Yap Company
|The Tony Yap Company will present the third stage of a major collaborative project with Theatre Nottle (Hooyong, Korea), entitled 'Kekkai'.||$24,000|
|Republic of Korea||School of Architecture and Design
RMIT University (VIC)
|The project is a cross-cultural architectural exchange and exhibition in Melbourne and the Korean National University of the Arts Gallery in Seoul.||$39,000|
|Republic of Korea||Lydia Teychenne (VIC)||The project AMPERS&ND et al will be an international artistic collaboration that unites leading innovators in music, dance and physical theatre from Australia, Korea and Europe.||$30,000|
|China||Sydney Symphony (NSW)||The Sydney Symphony will travel to China for a concert tour and to begin the pilot phase of a consolidated residency program in Guangzhou.||$20,000|
|Thailand||Vipoo Srivilasa (VIC)||The project incorporates an interactive art exhibition that provides a visual narrative of Australian culture.||$5,000|
|Vietnam||Jo Caust (SA)||The project will consist of two three-day workshops in Vietnam focusing on different ways of generating arts income.||$27,000|
|Indonesia||Topology (QLD)||Topology will return to the Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta, Indonesia, to continue the promotion of contemporary Australian music and arts.||$19,000|
|Mongolia||Jessica Lumb (SA)||The project will support arts activities as part of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Australia.||$20,000|
|USA||FAMA Publicity Services (ACT)||The project, ‘Australia Day at Summer Stage’, will showcase Australian musicians at the prestigious Summer Stage Festival at New York’s Central Park.||$30,000|
|USA||Circus Oz (VIC)||Circus Oz will perform a five-week season at New York’s prestigious New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street.||$20,000|
|Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Austria||Australian Dance Theatre (SA)||The Australian Dance Theatre will tour the work ‘Proximity’ to Europe.||$40,000|
|France||National Gallery of Victoria (VIC)||The National Gallery of Victoria will tour the exhibition ‘Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art’ to Paris to be shown at the Musee du quai Branly from October 2012 to January 2013.||$38,000|
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