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FAQs: ACDGP Round 2

What is the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP)?

Cultural diplomacy is an important tool for governments to advance Australia's interests. Through cultural diplomacy initiatives such as the ACDGP, DFAT strengthens Australia's influence, reputation, reach and relationships overseas.

How often are grants rounds announced?

At least once per year and up to three times per year according to government priorities.

Why does the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade run this program?

Through the promotion of Australia's cultural and creative industries internationally, DFAT influences perceptions of Australia overseas, supports enduring people-to-people and institutional links and acknowledges the economic importance of the creative economy to Australia.

Who can apply?

You must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian organisation. Further eligibility criteria can be found on page 6 of the ACDGP Round 2 Guidelines.

Where can I find the assessment criteria?

The six criterion can be found on page 9 of the Guidelines.

Where can I find the instructions for applying?

All the instructions for applying can be found on page 10 of the Guidelines.

What about COVID-19?

Successful applicants will be kept up to date with the governments Covid-19 response, working within the relevant guidelines. Grantees are responsible for their own Covid-19 planning and risk management.

The grants round is now open, when does it close?

The 2020 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP): Round 2 opened 18 September 2020. Applications close 2.00pm (AEDT) 16 October 2020.

If the grants round is closed, can I apply for a grant outside of the round?

No, the ACDGP only considers funding through the individual grants rounds.

When will I know if my application has been successful?

Applications to the 2020 round of the ACDGP close at 2pm 16 October 2020. We anticipate an announcement at the end of November 2020 as to the outcomes of the round. We will update the 2020 ACDGP timeline to reflect any changes.

When can my activity start?

When both parties have signed the grant agreement.

My activity does not specifically address the grant round objectives, can I still apply?

The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports DFAT’s Public Diplomacy strategic objectives as set out in section 1.2 of the guidelines.
All potential grants will be considered against the strategic objectives of the program as well as artistic merit and value for money.

Can I request more than $60,000 for my grant?

No, applications are capped at a maximum of $60,000 per year. Multi-year grants of up to $60,000 per annum for up to three years may be considered.

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