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Australia China-Council successful grant recipients 2013-14

Australia-China Council Grants 2013-14: Supporting Australia-China Partnerships

The Australia-China Council (ACC) Board is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2013-14. ACC awarded funding to 38 projects across Education and Science, Society and Culture and Economics and Trade priority themes.

The grant round yet again demonstrated a significant and rapidly growing interest in Australian communities in engaging with China. In the first stage of the round, ACC received a record of 263 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) with a total requested funding of over A$9 million. The number of EOIs increased from 236 last year and 214 in 2011-12, despite very limited promotional activities.

ACC-funded projects build capabilities of Australian institutions and people to successfully engage with China. ACC strives to support creativity and entrepreneurship of Australian communities to deepen and broaden Australia-China ties across education, cultural, business and community sectors.

I would like to thank all grant applicants for the time and effort and wish you all the best with your initiatives and projects.

The Hon Warwick Smith AM


Australia-China Council

Education and Science

Organisation/ Individual Project name
Victoria University Leading-edge information, communication and geospatial technologies to support 'green growth' and sustainable tourism in China and Australia
Southern Cross University Second language learning and cultural exchange in early childhood education using digital technologies
The University of Western Australia Multimodal Stories for Language and Cultural Exchange
Thirst Ltd Thirst Virtual Water Classroom
Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) ACYA course of work
University of Wollongong Building Australian Studies at Wuhan University
Surf Life Saving Australia Introducing Surf Safety and Surf Lifesaving to Shenzhen, China
China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, University of South Australia China-Australia Pathways for Urban Transition: Leadership Forum for Sustainable Urban Development
The University of Sydney Australia-China Council Media Fellows and Scoping Trip
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) The China Australia Food Security Cooperation Initiative (CAFSCI): coordinating our cooperation in food security-related R&D
Australia-China Youth Dialogue/ Australia-China Youth Association 2013 Australia-China Youth Dialogue
Engaging China Project /Australia-China Youth Association Engaging China Awards
University of Queensland Australian Studies in China Program

Economics and Trade

Organisation/ Individual Project name
Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University Investing in Taiwan: Exploring opportunities for advancing Australian business interests in China
Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University Australia – China International Standards Project
Hub Australia China-Australia Social Enterprise (CAuSE)
RMIT University Community engagement by Chinese firms in Australia: Practices and benefits
CSIRO Measuring and modelling the social risks of industrial projects with environmental and social impacts in China
Swinburne University of Technology Knowledge exchange of quality food production and distribution: China and Australia
Deakin University Australian small to medium enterprises in China: Innovation and engagement in the Asian Century
The University of Sydney Visualising Australia China Business Links: An Interactive Website
Australia China Business Council Australia China Trade Almanac
China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (Beijing) The AustCham China Scholarship Program (2013-14)

Society and Culture

Organisation/ Individual Project name
Moriarty's Project Inc Disagreeable Object
Biennale of Sydney 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire
Cultural Partnerships Australia Yuanyang, Picaji, Yellah Fellah
Marco Polo Project China-Australia Digital Literature Festival
Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Bob Hawke Fellowship Program - Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation
Brodie Paul The Living Map (Working Title)
Queensland Ballet Ancient Voices: New Language - A Choreographic Research Project.
Asialink New Models of Engagement: Arts Residencies in the Asian Century (China, 2014)
Artlink Australia Artlink Indigenous forum/launch plus lecture tour - Australian and Chinese art connections
Sydney Film Festival 61st Sydney Film Festival June 2014
Virginia Hyam Productions Beyond the Beat
Adelaide Film Festival Hive Shanghai
Centre For Creative Arts, La Trobe University Stories From China
Art Gallery of NSW Chinese-language digital visitor resources
Warburton Community Inc. Tu Di Shen Ti - Our Land, Our Body: 2013 - 2014 Western China tour
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