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Australia China-Council successful grant recipients 2018-19

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2018-19.

The ACC awarded funding to 29 new 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:

"The 2018-19 grant round is significant in that it coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Australia-China Council. The ACC's four decades of investment and commitment to furthering Australia and China's people-to-people and institutional links is clear in the quality, depth and breadth of projects selected in this year's grant round. The ACC received 138 applications, amounting to total requested funding of over $4.3 million, and it was difficult for the Board to narrow the field down to only 29 successful projects this year. I congratulate all the successful grant recipients, and thank everyone who applied for their commitment to broadening, deepening and strengthening Australia's relationship with China."

Arts and culture

Organisation Project Grant amount (GST exclusive)
Museums Board of Victoria Sichuan – Victoria: Sister State cultural collaboration and exchange program $21, 875
Melbourne International Festival of the Arts Ltd One Infinity $39, 000
OzAsia Festival China-Focus Literature Program at OzAsia Festival 2018 $16, 000
Tasmania Symphony Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Collaboration with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra $13, 254
Monash University Showcasing Australian Literature in China through Translation $18, 216
The Last Great Hunt Premiere of Award winning production NEW OWNER in China $20, 300
4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Xiao Lu: Then and Now $20, 000
Adelaide Fringe Inc Honey Pot: Adelaide Fringe's marketplace $25, 650
Victorian Arts Centre Trust Australia-China Cultural Precinct Exchange $27, 710

Australian Studies in China

Organisation Project Grant amount (GST exclusive)

Foundation for Australian Studies in China

Australian Studies in China Program



Organisation Project Grant amount (GST exclusive)
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue 2018 Australia-China Youth Dialogue $20,000
Australia-China Youth Association Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit $39, 500
Canterbury Primary School diverseCITIES: A Passport To Global Education $8, 000
University of Sunshine Coast Building Australia-China research capabilities for intercultural knowledge collaboration $30,000 (over three years)
Foundation for Australian Studies in China FASIC's Australian Studies China Conference, known as FASIC6 $30,000
Art Gallery of NSW Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei $30,000
Australian National University Establishing A Trilateral Australia-China-Pacific Research Network and Convening Inaugural Workshop $24,820
Port Adelaide Football Club Launch of Power Footy schools football program into Sichuan Province $60,000 (over three years)

Economic diplomacy

Organisation Project Grant amount (GST exclusive)
La Trobe University China Opportunity Seminar $20,000
RMIT University Sister-City Partnerships: Building Australia-China Economic, Cultural and Educational Exchange $25,000
Heaps Ledger Pty Ltd Global Blockathon - Shanghai Stop $10,000
Australia-China Business Council China Path Podcast $35,300
Gunnedah Shire Council China-Namoi Engagement Project $20, 000
Haymarket HQ Haymarket HQ Bamboo Academy – Expert facilitated China accelerator program $40,000
Australian Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs (ACASE) Australia-China High-Tech Industry Dialogue Programme $20,000
Monash University Chinese participation and corporate governance program $40,000
University of South Australia Trade and FDI on Gender Balance in Labour Market $20,000
University of Sydney Sustaining Australia-China Trade through Digital Translation Innovation for SME $20,000

Security and international relations/geopolitics

Organisation Project Grant amount (GST exclusive)
Griffith University Building innovation networks for harm reduction and drug law reform $40,000
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