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Australia China-Council successful grant recipients 2015-16

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2015-16.

The ACC awarded funding to 30 projects in the strategic priority areas of Arts & Culture, Education and Economic Diplomacy and Australian Studies in China.

The ACC Chair, the Hon Warwick Smith AM, said:

"I congratulate all the successful grant recipients in the 2015-16 grant round. ACC grants have supported hundreds of projects between Australia and China, and build important people-to-people and cultural links that enhance the bilateral relationship. Applications for this year's grant round, coming at a high-water mark in the bilateral relationship over the past forty years, were of exceptionally high quality and demonstrate the innovation, creativity, commitment and strong linkages between Australia and China. The Board agonised over selecting only 30 projects from 219 outstanding expressions of interest with the total requested funding of over $7 million. I thank my fellow Board members for their commitment and dedication in reviewing the grant applications."

Arts and Culture

Organisation Project Grant Amount
Art Gallery of New South Wales Tang $25,000
Asialink, the University of Melbourne Tangible, Virtual, People-to-People: 25 years of Asialink Arts Residencies in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong $20,000
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra - China Tour 2015 $20,000
National Library of Australia Qing: Life in China 1644 - 1911 $20,000
Queensland Art Gallery │ Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) $25,000
Circa Contemporary Circus Circa will perform of "Opus" at the Hong Kong Festival in March 2016. $20,000
Writing and Society Research Centre, University of Western Sydney China Australia Literary Forum 3 $14,500
Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Creative collaboration with the National Theatre of China $25,000
The Necks (by 2 of its members Christopher Abrahams & Lloyd Swanton) Jazz Improvise Meeting Festival ("JIM festival") and tour of Guanghou, Wuhan, Beijing and Xi'an $15,000
The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet - 2015 China Tour $15,000
Contemporary dance company Chunky Move Complexity of Belonging $20,000
Performing Lines performing arts production company William Yang: The Story Only I Can Tell 2015 China tour $25,000


Organisation Project Grant Amount
Urban Screen Productions, Sydney Connecting City Life and Culture in China and Australia through Media Architecture $25,000
Scotch Oakburn College,Tasmania Australia-China language teacher training and developing cross-cultural understanding $20,000
Australia China Youth Dialogue 2015 Australia China Youth Dialogue $40,000
HealthServe Australia General Practitioner (GP) Support Network linking Sydney and Hainan Province $40,000
Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA) Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit $25,000
University of Western Sydney Australia-China Chinese Medicine Education Program $40,000

Economic Diplomacy

Organisation Project Grant Amount
AusHeritage Ltd Conservation management of potential world heritage sites in Taiwan $15,000
The Clean Food Co. Australia Pty Ltd Australian Selection, a communication gateway to showcase Australia's high-quality food to Chinese consumers. $20,000
RMIT University Regional Australia's Engagement with China in the Asian Century $30,000
Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) Alumni database project, including Q & A platform. $30,000
VICTORIAN EMPLOYERS' CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (VECCI) Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement Program $30,000
Timothy Coghlan, Australia-China Fashion Alliance Australian Retailer China Readiness Program $30,000
Australian Centre for Financial Studies Financial integration with Asia $20,000
China Australia Millennial Project China Australia Millennial Project Emerging Leaders Network $20,000
Australia China Business Council (Western Australia Branch), on behalf of ACBC WA and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Symphony Cultural Bridge Project $10,000
Australian Fashion Chamber Ltd. Australian Designers Abroad – China $5,000
Nick Coyle (AustCham, Beijing) AustCham China Grad Search $20,000

Australian studies in China

Organisation Project Grant Amount
Australian Studies in China Program (2015-16) University of Queensland $40,000
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