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Australia China-Council successful grant recipients 2016-17

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2016-17.

The ACC awarded funding to 31 projects in the strategic priority areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Economic Diplomacy and Australian Studies in China.

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

"I am excited that the Foreign Minister has announced the results of the 2016-17 grant round. The ACC received 150 outstanding applications with the total requested funding of over $5.2 million, and it was difficult for the Board to narrow the field down to only 31 successful grantees. I congratulate all the successful grant recipients, and thank everyone who applied for their commitment to furthering Australia's relationships with China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Since the ACC was founded in 1978, its grants have supported hundreds of significant projects that have helped establish important people-to-people and cultural links."

Arts and Culture

Organisation Project Grant amount Plus GST
EXPRESSIONS – The Queensland Dance Theatre Ltd A Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project – Guangdong Dance Festival Component $35,000.00 Y
Adelaide Fringe Honey Pot: Adelaide Fringe's marketplace $2,802.00 Y
Power Community Limited Port Adelaide Football Club Aboriginal Academy Tour China $35,000.00 Y
Artback NT Indigenous Australian band, B2M to tour Taiwan $34,380.00 Y
Chamber Made Opera Teahouse Sanctuary $30,000.00 Y
Ms Lisa Roet Golden (SnubNose) Monkey, The Opposite House, Beijing $10,000.00 Y
Asialink Arts 2017 Asialink Arts Residencies to China: Supporting Creative Capability $30,000.00 Y
Mr Xiaoping Zhou Dialogue, a multimedia exhibition based on Zhou Xiaoping's interactions with Aboriginal Australia. $40,000.00 N
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra's China Tour 2017 - Jiangsu, Shanghai, Fujian $35,000.00 Y
National Library of Australia Australia-China Council Oral History Project $60,000.00 N

Australian Studies in China

Organisation Project Grant amount Plus GST
Foundation for Australian Studies in China Australian Studies in China Program and Biennial China Conference $60,000.00 N


Organisation Project Grant amount Plus GST
Australian Science Media Centre Inc Australia-China Science Media Centre Collaboration $30,000.00 Y
The University of Sydney Digital translation project for bilingual communication in business and trade $35,000.00 Y
Griffith University Drug Crime/Dependency Debates in China: What Australian Universities can contribute $35,000.00 Y
University of Wollongong Sun Yat-Sen and University of Woollongong: developing education through global literatures $30,000.00 Y
UNSW Australia Research Centre for Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours $35,000.00 Y
University of Technology Sydney Mental health education for education and health professionals in China $35,000.00 Y
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue 2016 Australia-China Youth Dialogue $35,000.00 N
University of New South Wales Building, strengthening and consolidating connections: Australia-China design dialogues. $20,000.00 Y
The Walkley Foundation Australia-China media exchange project $25,000.00 Y

Economic Diplomacy

Organisation Project Grant amount Plus GST
China Australia Millennial Project CAMP emerging leaders network $20,000.00 Y
Australia China Business Council Benefits of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia $20,000.00 Y
The University of Queensland English language guide to China's new low-carbon policies and implications $4,875.00 Y
China-Australia Chamber of Commerce Engaging the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA): an industry report $17,500.00 N
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Victoria Jiangsu Business Placement program $20,000.00 Y
RMIT University Eco-urban food security: designing vertical food production $12,500.00 Y
CSIRO Carbon fibre platform program – re-shaping Geelong's future industry $15,470.00 N
Curtin University of Technology Harnessing Australian-Chinese's cultural fluency to bridge the export gap $11,490.00 Y
University of South Australia Australia-China tourism forum $20,000.00 Y
National Farmers' Federation (NFF) Sustainable agriculture in Australia and China: innovation exchange for farmers $19,492.50 Y
Australia-China One Belt One Road Initiative Limited Australia-China One Belt One Road Initiative $20,000.00 N
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Chinese Medicine: enhancing regulatory capacity and workforce mobility $20,000.00 Y
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