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The 2020 grantees will be announced in July 2020.

Expected timing for this grant opportunity:

Application period Open: 9am (AEDT) on 10 February 2020
Close: 2.00pm (AEDT) on 18 June 2020
Assessment of applications 5 weeks
Approval of outcomes of selection process Late July
Negotiations and award of grant agreements August
Notification to unsuccessful applicants Early September
Activity commences Within the 2020-2021 financial year
End date Specified in application

The 2020 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP): Bushfire Renewal Round will focus on supporting the building, rebuilding and promotion of the creative industries in bushfire-affected areas of Australia.

The ACDGP: Bushfire Renewal Round opened for applications on 10 February 2020. Due to travel and other restrictions related to COVID-19 which may impact on proposed projects delivery timeframes, the deadline for applications has been changed. The new submission deadline is 2pm (AEST) on 18 June 2020. This will allow applicants time to make adjustments to project proposals.

Applications must be submitted using SmartyGrants.

For more information please read the 2020 Guidelines: Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program or email


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