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Australia China-Council successful grant recipients 2017-18

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2017-18.

The ACC awarded funding to 34 projects in the strategic priority areas of Arts and 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 2017-18 grant round. The ACC received 215 outstanding applications with the total requested funding of over $7.6 million, and it was difficult for the Board to narrow the field down to only 34 successful grantees. I congratulate all the successful grant recipients, and thank everyone who applied for their commitment to furthering Australia's relationship with China. 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 (GST Exclusive)
The Australian National University Australia-China Council 40th Anniversary Project $40,879
Adelaide Festival OzAsia Festival's 'Writing China' Program $16,000
Elision Incorporate ELISION Shanghai Project $7,158
Victorian Arts Centre Trust China National Children's Theatre Tour – Three Monks $23,208
Queensland Youth Orchestra Council Queensland Youth Symphony Tour Concerts in Macau, Shenzhen, Hong Kong $30,000
Artback NT Inc Taiwan – Australia: Collaboration, Indigenous cultural exchanges and performance outcomes $37,620
Australian Art Orchestra Limited WATER PUSHES SAND $60,000 (over two years)
National Museum of Australia 'Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists' $20,000
The Walkley Foundation Australia-China Media Exchange $20,000
Cultural Partnerships Australia Pty Ltd SNAP - Australian Photographers in China (Working Title) $25,000
Australia House Pty Ltd Chengdu Green $10,000
The Australian Ballet The Australian Ballet's 2018 China Tour $10,000
West Australian Symphony Orchestra Symphony Cultural Bridge Project $20,000
Fashion Council WA Limited Australia - China Fashion Connection $10,000

Australian Studies in China

Organisation Project Grant amount (GST Exclusive)
Foundation for Australian Studies in China Australian Studies in China Program $60,000


Organisation Project Grant amount (GST Exclusive)
Monash University Safer Railways innovative In service Monitoring technologies for Passenger networks $30,000
Australia-China Youth Association Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit $20,000
University of New South Wales Performance of Chinese Returnees Education in Australian Universities $25,000
Why Documentaries Yesterday Stories $30,000
University of New South Wales Technological Innovation and Social Policy $25,000
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Leading Research and Education Collaborations through a student Internship program* $56,600 (over three years)

The Australia-China Youth Dialogue

2017 Australia-China Youth Dialogue $35,000
HydroTerra Pty Ltd Building better smart monitoring networks for food quality and safety $20,000
University of Western Australia Australia-China Helicobacter Fellowship $90,000 (over three years)
Deakin University Promoting Chinese-Australian Engineering Project Networks (EPNs): Barriers and Remedial Solutions $20,000

Economic Diplomacy

Organisation Project Grant amount (GST Exclusive)
Monash University BEYOND THE CITY: Dispersing Chinese Visitors into Regional Australia $30,000
Australian National University ANU & NIAOT: establishing collaboration in the area of astronomical instrumentation $25,000
Export Council of Australia Non-tariff barriers to Australia's agricultural exports: China $25,000
Complementary Medicines Australia Promote Australia-China Engagement during CMA Innovation Expo & Conference $20,000
James Cook University Asian Market Forum - China Update $20,000
Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering ATSE-CAE Food Safety Workshop $25,000
Griffith University Chinese cultural context for ecotourism and adventure in National Parks $20,000
University of Sydney Developing Ecotourism for Sustainable Australia-China Tourism Growth $30,000
University of Adelaide Understanding the environmental risk information needs of Chinese tourists $30,000
Ms Melissa Ran Inaugural Australian Startup Tour for Top Chinese Tech Investors $20,000
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