Cultural grants connect Australian creativity with the world
A number of major Australian arts and cultural projects will tour Asia, Europe and the Americas with the support of this year's Australia International Cultural Council grants program.
The Department's cultural diplomacy grants scheme for 2014-15 will support a range of activities to strengthen our creative economy's links to our region and the world, increase our cultural exports and promote Australia as a culturally vibrant country.
The sixteen recipients of AICC funding, totalling $509,800, represent a cross section of Australia's creativity, including in visual arts, cultural heritage, music, dance, contemporary circus and multicultural and Indigenous arts.
Highlights include 'Saltwater Country', a major exhibition by contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, a tour of France and the United Kingdom by the Belvoir St Theatre, a Tasmania-Indonesia Dance Exchange program for West Sumatran youth, and the Australian Dance Theatre's Latin American tour.
A full list of grant recipients and further information about the AICC is available at www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/aicc/.