Australia International Cultural Council

Grants Program

Funding for international arts and cultural projects

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 is now closed for the submission of Expressions of Interest for Round 8. The Secretariat extends its gratitude to all applicants for taking the time to submit their projects to this funding round.

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Circa Contemporary Circus workshop in Vietnam
Image: Circa Contemporary Circus workshop in Vietnam

Grants Program – Round 7

Round 7 of the AICC Grants Program will support 16 projects that will engage and inspire audiences and artists in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

Grant Recipients – Round 7, 2013/14
Country Grant Recipient Activity Summary Grant
Indonesia Gertrude Contemporary (VIC) Collaborating with local artists across three cities in Indonesia, the project emphasises cross-disciplinary visual arts practices and community involvement. $30,000
Indonesia Polyglot Theatre (VIC) The project ‘Draw Bridge’ includes workshops with Indonesian school children and Indonesian and Australian artists, culminating in a giant walk-through comic book installation in both Indonesia and Federation Square, Melbourne. $40,000
Indonesia 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (NSW) The project ‘Vertical Villages’ will involve residencies in Sydney and Jakarta to facilitate community workshops and inform exhibitions in both cities. $35,000
Indonesia Women of Letters (VIC) Women of Letters, in collaboration with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, will present events in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Ubud.  Leading Australian and Indonesian writers will share their stories through the art of letter writing. $30,000
Indonesia Kristi Monfries - Asialink Arts (VIC) The ‘Instrument Builders Project’ is a cross-cultural artistic collaboration between Australian and Indonesian artists and musical instrument builders. $20,000
Indonesia & Peru Snuff Puppets (VIC) Snuff Puppets will tour ‘Wedhus Gembel’, a cross-cultural collaborative show developed in Indonesia, to Peru.  The tour will include artist workshops and street performances. $30,000
Vietnam Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd (QLD) This cultural exchange residency program will deliver contemporary circus workshops involving artists and community groups with performances in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. $20,000
Vietnam and Cambodia Fiona Kemp and Lisa Addison – National Gallery of Australia (ACT) The project will provide training for cultural heritage workers in conservation techniques in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh. $20,000
India Sounds Australia – APRA | AMCOS (NSW) This project will tour Australian bands, under the banner of the ‘THE AUSSIE BBQ’, to Indian cities, including participation in the NH7 Weekender Festival. $36,000
India Catherine Daniel – Vertical Circus (NSW) This contemporary circus theatre project includes performances, workshops and seminars in Delhi. $24,000
China Warburton Community Inc. (NT/WA) The project will tour ‘Tu Di Shen Ti’, an exhibition of Australian Aboriginal artwork from the Warburton Collection, to museums in Western China. $40,000
Republic of Korea Stalker Theatre Inc. (NSW) Stalker Theatre, in collaboration with Korean artists, will rehearse and perform the interactive physical theatre work, ‘DEPLOY’, as part of the Gwacheon Festival, Republic of Korea. $30,000
Republic of Korea Legs On The Wall (NSW) The project will take the ‘Tale of Samulnori’, a live music‑theatre production and collaboration between Legs of the Wall and AsiaNow, to the Republic of Korea. $30,000
USA Shaun Parker & Company Limited (NSW) This project will tour the Australian festival work, ‘Happy as Larry’, to North America and include cultural exchange workshops and youth outreach. $30,000
Africa Murdoch University (WA) The project will showcase contemporary Indigenous films at international film festivals in Africa. $20,000
France Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TAS) The project will tour ‘Theatre of the World’, a joint exhibition by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, to La Maison Rouge in Paris. $35,000

Information on previous grant recipients.

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