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Australia-Korea Foundation 2022-2023 grant recipients

AKF00791 - Exploring Korea in Australia through contemporary art: SNAP and Leenalchi

Grantee: Adelaide Festival Centre
AKF grant amount: $25,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

SNAP - Performance

Brilliantly staged, SNAP is a mind-boggling extravaganza of illusion, mime, and comedy from an ensemble of unforgettable South Korean artists that will impress the whole family.

When three tricksters with strange and unusual abilities stumble through a mysterious door, they meet a variety of mystical characters and explore space, time, and the otherworldly. Mixing masterful sleight of hand, physical comedy, and incredible visual effects, SNAP conjures up a marvellous, magical cabaret.

SNAP has been performed around the world, including at the CINARS Biennale, on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

LEENALCHI + 1300 - Music Performance

Korean alt-pop outfit LEENALCHI are bringing traditional tales into the 21st century with pop, funk, ad dance beats. With their latest album Sugungga, LEENALCHI build excitement by taking tradition and destroying and rearranging elements, creating something new, exciting, and cutting-edge.

With one foot in Korea and one in western Sydney, 1300 are a genre-bending, culture-transcending hip hop outfit like no other. Comprised of rappers rako, goyo, and DALI HART, producer-singer Nerdie and producer pokari.sweat, 1300 bring abrasive Soundcloud rap, sweat-doused electronica, and the feverish pace of 90s breakbeat to the stage in an electrifying performance.
 

 

SNAP, LEENALCHI and 1300 will be performing at OzAsia Festival in Adelaide during October and November 2022.
SNAP, LEENALCHI and 1300 will be performing at OzAsia Festival in Adelaide during October and November 2022.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
SNAP Magic Performance Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide 20/10/2022 – 22/10/2022
SNAP Magic Workshop for families Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide 22/10/2022 – 22/10/2022
LEENALCHI and 1300 music performance Adelaide Convention Centre 04/11/2022
OzAsia Festival Adelaide Festival Centre 20/10/2022 – 06/11/2022

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AKF00801 - Teaching collaboratively: Using design thinking model to achieve UNSDGs

Grantee: Curtin University
AKF grant amount: $25,000 over two years
Priority area: Technological, Scientific and Education Innovation
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

Academics from Australia and Korea will work collaboratively to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 4 'Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'.

Participating teachers after required instruction and support will use Problem-based learning model in their classrooms to find solution to an authentic problem in the community. A teaching App based on design thinking model will be developed for facilitating the teaching and learning process.
 

 

Concept for the App to be used- Image courtesy of Rekha Koul.
Concept for the App to be used- Image courtesy of Rekha Koul.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Project Start Perth and Cheongju 01/11/2022
Conduct monthly online sessions with participating teachers Perth and Cheongju 03/04/2023 – 29/09/2023
Workshop Cheongju 04/03/2023 – 07/04/2023
Workshop Perth 08/04/2024 – 12/04/2024
Presentations Perth and Cheongju 04/11/2024 – 15/11/2024
Journal Publications International 04/09/2023 – 31/12/2024

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AKF00825 - About Ilsin's unforgettable Doban (steadfast companions)

Grantee: Dr Hea-Jin Park
AKF grant amount: $10,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

A landmark medical institution in Busan recently celebrated 70 years of existence delivering excellence in maternal and neonatal healthcare. Established by the Australian medical missionaries Dr Helen and Sister Catherine Mackenzie, the Ilsin Women's Hospital changed the course of midwifery and obstetrical practices in Korea.

In the making of Ilsin as one of the principal reference maternity centres in Korea, there was a group of unassuming local people - among them, widows of the Korean War, refugees from North Korea and single mothers - who joined the sisters in their vision of bringing quality medical help to those who needed it the most. They worked unfailingly to stem, continue and perpetuate the sisters' ideals. And it is thanks to them that Ilsin continued to thrive even after the sisters' departure from Korea.

This is the story of Ilsin's steadfast companions who gave incalculable aid, assistance and encouragement to the Mackenzie sisters in their mission of building a better society: a mission that brought out the best of Australia and Korea which shows that two countries, through mutual understanding and cooperation, can achieve a lasting outcome that overcomes all imaginable barriers.
 

 

Staff at Ilsin Women's Hospital, Busan, 1957- Image courtesy of Dr Grace Warren.
Staff at Ilsin Women's Hospital, Busan, 1957- Image courtesy of Dr Grace Warren.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Lecture Perth 15/05/2023
Lecture Canberra 15/07/2022
Lecture Seoul 15/09/2023
Book Launch Canberra 15/12/2023

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AKF00831 - Australia-Korea industry forum to connect space and AI technologies

Grantee: Griffith University
AKF grant amount: $20,000
Priority area: Technological, Scientific and Education Innovation
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

Australian, especially Griffith University (GU)'s, research capabilities in AI are highly recognised worldwide. According to a report from the Korean Software Policy and Research Institute, the Griffith AI team was ranked world's top 17 (Harvard 23).

GU has been working with KARI and Korean space companies very actively on satellite data over the last five years. As the Australian Space Agency was launched in 2018 and the space industry grows in Australia, the interest and demand of collaboration are also growing very fast in this field.

The Australia-Korea Space Forum (AKSF) was successfully held at both GU (Australia) and KARI (Korea) with the support of the AKF2020 grant in June 2021.

Based on the strengths of both countries and demands after the AKSF event, this project will build an industry forum which can produce practical and tangible results. This project is strongly supported by GU, Fireball, Gilmour Space Technologies, Soletop, CSIRO, ASA, Austrade, KARI, KAIST, Korean ICT and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Australia.
 

 

Australia-Korea Space Forum, 17-18 June 2021, The Council Chambers Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Australia-Korea Space Forum, 17-18 June 2021, The Council Chambers Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia – Image courtesy of Jun Jo.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Seminar on 'Australia-Korea Space Industry Collaboration' during the Korean Space Industry workshop Moon Kyung, Korea 30/09/2022
Australia-Korean Space Forum 2023 Gold Coast, Australia 16/06/2023 – 17/06/2023

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AKF00835 - Australia, Republic of Korea, and US Trilateral Dialouge in Seoul

Grantee: The Asia Foundation
AKF grant amount: $30,000
Priority area: Strategic International Relations
Country location: Republic of Korea

Project Description

The Australia-Republic of Korea-US Trilateral Dialogue will bring together key policymakers and influencers from all three nations to examine key political, security, economic and trade issues, and how trilateral cooperation can strengthen relations among the three countries and foster peace, stability, and economic prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, more broadly. The 2023 trilateral dialogue will be held in Seoul. The project will increase partnerships through a new Australia-ROK-USA trilateral network.
 

 

2023 Korea-Australia-US Trilateral Dialogue in Seoul
2023 Korea-Australia-US Trilateral Dialogue in Seoul – Image courtesy of Kyoungsun Lee.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Trilateral dialogue Seoul 23/02/2023

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AKF00836 - Brisbane Writers Festival 2023 - Country of Focus – Korea

Grantee: Uplit Association
AKF grant amount: $30,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

South Korean writers have been increasingly recognised for the extraordinary quality of their writing, as evidenced by the international accolades, critical attention, and developing global market for Korean literature.

Sharing stories forges important cultural links between countries. In the context of Brisbane, the Country of Focus program connects the Korean community, and the Brisbane community as a whole, to new and established Korean writers and writing as no other platform can.

The Country of Focus program will provide a unique opportunity for Korean writers to be presented to an English language market.
 

Brisbane Writers Festival Logo.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
BWF Festival 2023 Brisbane 10/05/2023 – 14/05/2023
BWF Program Launch Brisbane 02/03/2023
Country of Focus Launch Brisbane 29/10/2022

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AKF00853 – Australia-Korea media exchange

Grantee: The Walkley Foundation
AKF grant amount: $120,000 over three years
Priority area: Trade and Commerce Relationships
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

The Walkley Foundation is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) for a media exchange program for the next three years.

In late November 2022 the Foundation will escort a cohort of six journalists from Korea to Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Sydney where participants will meet business and government stakeholders, cultural experts and Australian media counterparts.

The second stage of the exchange program will see a group of Australian journalists sent to Korea in early 2023. The Walkley Foundation will be seeking applications from the media for this round in the coming months.

The exchange program will allow journalists from both countries to explore areas of interest and develop international partnerships.
 

The 2019 delegation of Korean journalists meeting former Prime Minister Julia Gillard while visiting Canberra
The 2019 delegation of Korean journalists meeting former Prime Minister Julia Gillard while visiting Canberra – Image courtesy of The Walkley Foundation.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Korean Journalists visit to Australia WA, NT, Sydney November 2022
Australian Journalists visit to ROK Seoul, other locations TBC Early 2023

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AKF00860 - Reciprocal craft & design Exchanges for collaboration in new markets

Grantee: Asialink Arts
AKF grant amount: $45,000 over two years
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

This two-year program supports the development of craft and design exchanges and catalyses long lasting connections and collaboration between Australian and Korean for craft and design practitioners.

The program addresses barriers to engagement and analyses market opportunities, encouraging collaboration between creative practitioners. This includes building networks, fostering cultural capability and market awareness and enabling sustainable professional relationships with market outcomes.

The program will highlight that the objects we produce, and the connections we make with others serve as a powerful instrument for communication that are profoundly informative. Nuances expressed in crafted objects provide an innate understanding between cultures and opportunity for deeper appreciation and engagement.

This program seeks to re-define cross-cultural exchange that implicitly builds in greater business awareness and inter-cultural capability that is essential to developing partnerships for creation of work for new markets.
 

Melbourne Design Week event, 2020, Cheongju Craft Connections
Melbourne Design Week event, 2020, Cheongju Craft Connections – Image courtesy of Will Hunt.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
National and international publicity for program launch Online 30/11/2022
Online capability briefings Online 28 February 2023
EOI for reciprocal exchange participants announced Online 31 in April 2023
Successful participants notified Via email 30 June 2023
Reciprocal exchange (minimum 4 weeks) Korea & Australia (dependent on exchange) By 31 July 2023
July 2024 – Online forum Online 31 July 2024

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AKF00861 - Building international relations between Southern Regional Queensland and Korea

Grantee: Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise
AKF grant amount: $25,000
Priority area: Trade and Commerce Relationships
Country location: Republic of Korea

Project Description

TSBE Food Leaders Australia is leading a seven-day trade mission to the Republic of Korea to explore trade and commerce opportunities. The aim of this trip is to give regional agrifood and agtech businesses the opportunity to experience in market buyer matching, site visits and networking. As part of this trip, TSBE will be hosting a networking event in Seoul that will bring local industry together with the delegation. Prior to the trade mission, TSBE will be facilitating a market insights and trade readiness session which will provide participants with insights on consumer trends, the business landscape, requirements for export and post COVID-19 market update by in market specialists. Following this, TSBE will engage with stakeholders to host a virtual meet the buyer, where participants will be matched to interested Korean stakeholders. We are excited to extend this invitation to regional agribusinesses interested in the Korean marketplace.
 

International cargo freighter being loaded with regional produce and goods at Toowoomba's Wellcamp Airport
International cargo freighter being loaded with regional produce and goods at Toowoomba's Wellcamp Airport – Image courtesy of Toowoomba & Surat Basin Enterprise

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Expressions of Interest Toowoomba 19/10/2022 – 30/11/2022
Market Insights & Trade Readiness Seminar Toowoomba 14/11/2022 – 05/12/2022
Virtual Buyer Matching Meetings Toowoomba & Seoul 23/01/2023 – 24/03/2023
Trade Mission Seoul 28/05/2023 – 04/06/2023

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AKF00863 - Development of Korean language education in Western Australian schools

Grantee: Curtin University
AKF grant amount: $81,000 over three years
Priority area: Technological, Scientific and Education Innovation
Country location: Australia

Project Description

Korean language will be introduced as an ATAR subject in the WA school curriculum from 2023 onwards. The key aim of this project is to support the development and expansion of primary and secondary school Korean language education in Western Australia. In addition to supporting the teaching of Korean to new cohorts of students in WA through assisting schools to gain external support and coordinating with qualified teachers of Korean, the project team will conduct interviews and policy research with key stakeholders in the state to scope out the key barriers and support needs for successful Korean language education programs.

Recognising the current shortage of Korean language learning opportunities in WA schools, the project will also provide free Korean language education and learning support through Curtin University's Innovative Student Scholars Program (ISSP) to high school students who wish to study for a Korean ATAR but have no such option available in their own school. Subject to satisfactory completion of the program, select year 10, 11, and 12 students may also have the opportunity to engage in tertiary learning of Korean, while gaining Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) toward their future University degree after high school.
 

Supercharge your future, learn Korean flyer for high school student learners
Supercharge your future, learn Korean flyer for high school student learners – Image courtesy of Adobe stock images (licence bought).

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected start date
Launch of the project website (hosted under korearesearchcentre.org) Perth 01/11/2022 – 29/08/2025
Conduct a research project on Korean language education in WA Perth 01/11/2022 – 29/08/2025
Produce a report with policy recommendations to support strategic development of Korean language education in WA Perth 01/11/2022 – 30/06/2024
After school Korean language tuition Semester 1 2023 Perth 27/02/2023 – 08/06/2025

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AKF00864 - Envisioning technologies of the future with Australian and Korean children

Grantee: The University of Wollongong
AKF grant amount: $25,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

How do children envision technologies of the future? Through creative storytelling and crafting, this project will invite children from schools in South Korea and Australia to participate in a series of workshops to design speculative fiction that tell us about what they think digital technologies in 2050 would look like. In exploring these speculative fictions within different contexts, the project hopes to understand children's values and beliefs around technology and how they are culturally situated. Artefacts produced from these workshops will be curated and exhibited in Australia and South Korea to open conversations around how digital technologies of the future can be co-designed with children for children. The exhibitions aim to be sites for cultural exchange where participants can appreciate the similarities and differences in the ways our global societies value and use technology.
 

How do children envision technologies of the future?
How do children envision technologies of the future? – Image courtesy of Getty Images.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Speculative Design Workshops Australia and South Korea 01/09/2023 – 30/11/2023
Exhibition and Seminars Wollongong (Australia) and Incheon (South Korea) 03/06/2024 – 30/06/2024
Digital Exhibition and Website   06/03/2023

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AKF00866 - Rare earth mineral recovery from primary and secondary sources

Grantee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
AKF grant amount: $25,000
Priority area: Technological, Scientific and Education Innovation
Country location: Australia

Project Description

Rare earth minerals are vital for renewable power generation in a world which is becoming increasingly decarbonised. By continuing with the traditional approach to mining such critical minerals, research has demonstrated that as demand surges, markets will be dominated by countries that have access to available resources. In comparison to other countries (e.g Australia), Korea is resource constrained and to reduce the dependence on imports, Korea adopts an aggressive approach to recycling rare earth metals through innovative science and technological solutions. This project seeks to showcase each countries activities, excellence and directions in characterising, processing and recycling rare earth metals, to share knowledge, and to develop and strengthen partnerships. The proposed bilateral symposium, workshop and field excursions will provide an ideal platform to initiate further planning activities that will be of mutual benefit to both Korea and Australia.
 

Rare earth mineral recovery from primary and secondary sources
Rare earth mineral recovery from primary and secondary sources – Image courtesy of Mark Pownceby.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Rare earth mineral symposium Clayton (VIC) 13/03/2023 – 14/03/2023
Strategy development workshop Clayton (VIC) 15/03/2023
Symposium dinner, networking opportunity Clayton (VIC) 13/03/2023
Laboratory Tour CSIRO Clayton (VIC) 16/03/2023
Laboratory Tour Swinburne University of Technology Hawthorn (VIC) 16/03/2023
Site field visit Regional Victoria 17/03/2023

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AKF00881 - Australian and Korean female composers in the world of pianism

Grantee: A/Prof Jerry Wong
AKF grant amount: $5,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

The project is an academic/artistic exchange between Professor Moonjung Kim from Ewha Womans University and Associate Professor Jerry Wong from University of Melbourne. Lectures and performances will feature significant piano works by Australian and Korean female composers. Audiences will include academic staff, professional staff, graduate researchers, students and community members.
 

Professor Moonjung Kim and Associate Professor Jerry Wong
Professor Moonjung Kim and Associate Professor Jerry Wong – Images courtesy of Devon Cass.

 

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Lecture recitals Melbourne and Seoul 07/03/2023 – 27/05/2023

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AKF00884 - Taekwondo for health and heritage

Grantee: Australian Taekwondo
AKF grant amount: $15,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

The project aims to communicate to primary schools, secondary schools and university clubs Taekwondo's Korean heritage and history as well as the health benefits of participation in regular Taekwondo.
 

Children in Taekwondo uniforms posing in fighting stances

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Online launch of updated assets for schools with Korean culture and heritage messaging Online 27/10/2022 – 20/03/2023
Sporting Schools Assets and Key Docs translated into Korean Online 28/10/2022 – 18/03/2023
Sporting Schools Marketing Kit updated with new messages and used by coaches Online 28/10/2022 – 06/06/2023

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AKF00894 - Australia Korea Young Professionals Association Leadership Series 2022-2023

Grantee: Australia Korea Young Professionals Association
AKF grant amount: $5,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

The Australia Korea Young Professionals Association (AKYPA) Leadership Series aims to raise the awareness of the importance of the Australia-Korea bilateral relationship by developing and strengthening people to people connections, enhancing young professional leadership through workshops and events around Australia.
 

AKYPA Forum logo – 2023

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Leadership Forum 2023 Opening Sydney 16/02/2023
Leadership Forum - Melbourne Melbourne 02/03/2023 – 03/03/2023
Leadership Forum - Canberra Canberra 09/03/2023
Leadership Forum - Closing Melbourne 23/03/2023 – 24/03/2023

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AKF00924 - We, on the Rising Wave

Grantee: Busan Biennale Organizing Committee
AKF grant amount: $25,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Republic of Korea

Project Description

This exhibition takes Busan as a starting point in reflecting on the stories that remain or lie hidden within the history of Busan since the modern era and the changes in the city's structure, and examining them in relation to the reality in the world. The “rising wave” in the title signifies the history and transformations of Busan, and the people pushed out of it and flowing into it, while also signifying global interconnectedness. Additionally, the wave is a metaphor for dissemination in an environment of technological change, as well as a description of Busan's rolling landscape of seaside hills.
 

Busan Biennale 2022, Sep 3rd ~ Nov 6th

Busan Biennale 2022, Sep 3rd ~ Nov 6th – Image courtesy of Workroom.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Exhibition Pier 1 of Busan Port 03/09/2022 – 06/11/2022
Exhibition MoCA Busan 03/09/2022 – 06/11/2022
Exhibition Choryang 03/09/2022 – 06/11/2022

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AKF00925 - National Symposium on the future of Australia-Korea School Partnerships

Grantee: International Education Association of Australia
AKF grant amount: $17,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

IEAA will design and deliver a 'National Symposium on the future of Australia-Korea School Partnerships', which aims to strengthen bilateral education connections in the schools sector. The Symposium will be delivered online and will include an online networking component. Digital recordings of the event and a follow-up report will be made publicly available to share key learnings and deepen impact.

Korea is an important source of international students for Australian higher education as well as university mobility and exchange programs. Australia-Korea schools partnerships, however, have not reached their full potential and are primarily focused on inbound study tours to Australia. Before COVID-19, Australia-Asia school partnerships had been growing, particularly in China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. This engagement provides numerous best practice examples and other case studies for Australia-Korea schools stakeholders to learn from.
 

IEAA Logo
IEAA Logo – Image courtesy of IEAA.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Launch webinar: This webinar will launch the project to schools stakeholders across Australia and Korea, introduce the Advisory Group; and will include a 'call for speakers / presentations'. This is an estimated date. Online 28/02/2023 – 28/03/2023
Pre-Symposium Networking Event: This online event will facilitate networking and pre-event introductions among and between Symposium attendees. It is proposed that this will be held separately from the main Symposium so as to allow additional time for connections to be made and relationships to develop. This is an estimated date. Online 23/05/2023
National Symposium. This event is outlined in detail in this proposal. This is an estimated date. Online 30/05/2023
Media launch of Symposium deliverables Online 25/07/2023

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AKF00927 - Annual Australia-Korea Parliamentary Forum

Grantee: Australia-Korea Business Council
AKF grant amount: $20,000
Priority area: Strategic International Relations
Country location: Australia

Project Description

The inaugural Australia-Korea Parliamentary Forum, showcasing innovation in Australian businesses that are successfully leveraging Australian-Korean trade and investment opportunities will take place in Canberra in early 2023. In the 62nd year of diplomatic relations between Australia and Korea, this event will bring together Australian and Korean parliamentarians, diplomats, and business leaders to celebrate the strong bilateral relationship and focus on increasing business' capacity to engage and collaborate with Korea.

With new and expanding opportunities in critical minerals, education, energy, hydrogen, defence, finance, food and agriculture, and health and biotechnology, now is the time to focus on Australian business' engagement with Korea. This event will feature speakers from government and business including Australia-Korea Business Chamber Chair, Hon. Simon Crean, and will provide extensive opportunity for exchange of dialogue between policy makers and businesses regarding key issues and opportunities with our fourth largest trading partner.
 

Australia-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Dinner 27/05/21
Australia-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Dinner 27/05/21 – Image courtesy of Kyle Han-Menz, AKBC Intern.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected start date
Annual Australia-Korea Parliamentary Forum - focus on supply chain recovery, presented by high level speakers experienced in core target areas of the Australia-Korea relationship Canberra 07/03/2023 – 07/09/2023

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AKF00929 - Korean band ADG7 debut Australian exclusive tour to WOMADelaide 2023

Grantee: The WOMADelaide Foundation
AKF grant amount: $27,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia

Project Description

In 2022 WOMADelaide celebrated its 30th anniversary. The 2023 festival, to be held in Adelaide's beautiful inner-city Botanic Park from Friday 10 March until Monday 13 March, will showcase a stunning, diverse program of more than 60 groups from over 25 countries, including the Australian premiere and exclusive performances from Korea's ADG7.

Founded in 2015, ADG7 are critically acclaimed for their culturally unique shows, bringing together Korean folk traditions using Minyo (folk singing), Gut (ritual tradition), instruments such as the daegeum (bamboo flute), piri and saenghwang (wind instruments), ajaeng and gayageum (string instruments) and multiple percussion instruments such as janggu, gwwanggari, jing and buk.

The young band are renowned for their vibrant, highly visual and thoroughly entertaining live shows. ADG7 will perform twice, take part in the Taste the World cooking program - cooking a dish from home - and also conduct a masterclass for accomplished adult musicians at Nexus Arts before the festival opens.
 

9 members on the band ADG7
ADG7 – Image courtesy of Lee Jong Sam.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected start date
WOMADelaide Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla, Adelaide, South Australia 10/03/2023 – 13/03/2023

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AKF00934 - Building a foundation for collaboration on gender equality: Korean-Australian connections

Grantee: Monash University
AKF grant amount: $30,000
Priority area: Strategic International Relations
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

This project will bring together 13 researchers and advocates on gender in/equality as part of a larger partnership project seeking to build a foundation of knowledge exchange and collaboration between Korea and Australia through the development of a collaborative research network in gender equality research, education, and practice.

Activities during the South Korean delegations' visit in February 2023 will create evidence-based outcomes of people-to-people links, as described in the recent Australia-Korea Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The project outcomes will be made available to the wider audience in both Korean and English.

Most of the South Korean researchers and advocates involved in this project have previously completed their research degrees in Australia. This will be a unique opportunity to reconnect and form ongoing partnerships with Korea-based Australian alums who work in the areas of gender and human rights. As a result, this will establish a foundation for continued collaboration, research, and promotion as well as create an opportunity to strengthen regional responses to gender-based issues.
 

Sustainable development goal logo for "5 Gender Equality" in different languages
United Nations – Image courtesy of United Nations.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Visit to Harmony Alliance and UN Women Canberra 06/02/2023 – 07/02/2023
Visit to Respect Victoria and Victoria's Family Violence Memorial Melbourne 08/02/2023
Research workshop (project participants only) Melbourne 09/02/2022
Half-day mutual knowledge exchange workshop Melbourne 10/02/2023

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AKF00935 - Promoting global citizenship of healthcare workforce - an Australia-Korea collaboration

Grantee: The University of Sydney
AKF grant amount: $18,000
Priority area: Technological, Scientific and Education Innovation
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

Global migration and population ageing are realities that need to be reflected in the training of the future health care workforce. This project will provide Australian and Korean participants with a unique opportunity to explore health care from a global perspective. Academics involved will share knowledge and develop skills from one another's experience in teaching, research and co-curricular activities that have been implemented by both The University of Sydney and Far East University. As global citizens, students will be encouraged to critically consider their countries' health care practices for older adults in community and institutional settings, while simultaneously contemplating how their personal cultural and linguistic capital impacts and supports their understanding of these contexts.
 

Promoting global citizenship of the healthcare workforce - an Australia-Korea collaboration
Promoting global citizenship of the healthcare workforce - an Australia-Korea collaboration – Image courtesy of Saneta du Toit.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Visit to Korea South Korea 14/04/2023 – 21/04/2023
Visit to Australia Australia 24/02/2023 – 03/03/2023

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AKF00944 – Counterpoise

Grantee: Restless Dance Theatre
AKF grant amount: $70,000 over two years
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

Counterpoise brings together three creative organisations, Restless Dance Theatre (Adelaide), Korean Music Project and 29Dong Dance Theatre (Seoul) to create a new hybrid dance theatre piece, Counterpoise. This bold new dance theatre work will explore the similarities and difference between our two cultures, what brings us together and what separates us while celebrating diversity and cultural collaboration on the world stage. Through online technologies and face to face rehearsals, the creative teams will blur the boundaries of separate identities and cultural barriers to create a new work for screen, live music and live performance.
 

Counterpoise Development Showing, Adelaide 2021. Restless Company Dancers Madalene Macera, Michael Noble and Michael Hodyl
Counterpoise Development Showing, Adelaide 2021. Restless Company Dancers Madalene Macera, Michael Noble and Michael Hodyl – Image courtesy of Matt Byrne.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Development Showing Adelaide, Restless Dance Studios 09/12/2022

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AKF00953 - Australia-Korea partnership on cyber and critical technology

Grantee: The Australian National University
AKF grant amount: $15,000
Priority area: Strategic international relations
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

Countries the world over are grappling with how to regulate technologies so that we can create a world in which people, technology and the planet thrive.

Technology has become embedded in our lives before technology have been embedded into our legal frameworks. These new technologies bring extraordinary opportunities, but also new challenges, especially with respect to regulation and governance.

This project will support a partnership between the Korean Development Institute (KDI) and the Tech Policy Design Centre (TPDC) at the Australian National University.

Building upon the Australia-Korea Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the Australia-Korea Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber and Critical Technology Cooperation, KDI and TPDC will conduct joint research and hold public consultations in Australia and Korea to identify specific technologies and policy issues for which Australia and Korea have competitive advantages in cooperating to advance our shared interests.
 

Australia - Korea Tech Policy Partnership
Australia - Korea Tech Policy Partnership – Image courtesy of Tech Policy Design Centre.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Virtual project round table – launch event between Korea and Australia collaborators Online (Korea and Australia) 01/03/2023

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AKF00957 - IYAGI: Our Korean-Australian stories

Grantee: Miss Shona Yang
AKF grant amount: $25,000
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

Brought to you by Kozziecom, IYAGI (이야기, 'story' in Korean) is a mini-documentary series that explores Australia's unique relationship with Korea through compelling stories of underrepresented Koreans in Australia and Australians in Korea.

IYAGI will be released in 2023 via Kozziecom's YouTube and Instagram page.
 

In 1976, brothers, Earl and Phillip Yang arrived in Australia
In 1976, brothers, Earl and Phillip Yang arrived in Australia – Image courtesy Phillip Yang.

Key Dates:

Activity or Event Location Expected dates
Filming and production Australia, Korea 14/11/2022 – 25/02/2023
Release date Australia, Korea 01/04/2023 – 31/05/2023

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AKF00962 - Next Mobility/Circulation of performing arts

Grantee: Korea Arts Management Services
AKF grant amount: $60,000 over two years
Priority area: Cross Cultural Collaboration
Country location: Australia and Republic of Korea

Project Description

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