The Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) Grants Program provides funding for international arts and cultural projects that align with the objectives of the AICC. The AICC Grants Program supports activities in AICC priority regions and focus countries, which reflect Australia's broad public diplomacy and foreign and trade policy interests. Applications should be for cultural diplomacy projects incorporating activities in priority regions and/or focus countries.
Round 7 of the AICC Grants Program has now closed.
This year, favourable consideration was given to applications that proposed projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and India to support the AICC Focus Country programs in these countries.
Program guidelines and a sample funding agreement can be found below.
- AICC Grants Program Guidelines [HTML] | [PDF 283]
- DFAT AICC Funding Agreement [PDF 132KB] | [DOC 196KB]
Grants Program – Round 7
Round 7 of the AICC Grants Program will support 16 projects that will engage and inspire audiences and artists in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
|Country||Grant Recipient||Activity Summary||Grant|
|Indonesia||Gertrude Contemporary (VIC)||Collaborating with local artists across three cities in Indonesia, the project emphasises cross-disciplinary visual arts practices and community involvement.||$30,000|
|Indonesia||Polyglot Theatre (VIC)||The project ‘Draw Bridge’ includes workshops with Indonesian school children and Indonesian and Australian artists, culminating in a giant walk-through comic book installation in both Indonesia and Federation Square, Melbourne.||$40,000|
|Indonesia||4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (NSW)||The project ‘Vertical Villages’ will involve residencies in Sydney and Jakarta to facilitate community workshops and inform exhibitions in both cities.||$35,000|
|Indonesia||Women of Letters (VIC)||Women of Letters, in collaboration with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, will present events in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Ubud. Leading Australian and Indonesian writers will share their stories through the art of letter writing.||$30,000|
|Indonesia||Kristi Monfries - Asialink Arts (VIC)||The ‘Instrument Builders Project’ is a cross-cultural artistic collaboration between Australian and Indonesian artists and musical instrument builders.||$20,000|
|Indonesia & Peru||Snuff Puppets (VIC)||Snuff Puppets will tour ‘Wedhus Gembel’, a cross-cultural collaborative show developed in Indonesia, to Peru. The tour will include artist workshops and street performances.||$30,000|
|Vietnam||Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd (QLD)||This cultural exchange residency program will deliver contemporary circus workshops involving artists and community groups with performances in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.||$20,000|
|Vietnam and Cambodia||Fiona Kemp and Lisa Addison – National Gallery of Australia (ACT)||The project will provide training for cultural heritage workers in conservation techniques in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.||$20,000|
|India||Sounds Australia – APRA | AMCOS (NSW)||This project will tour Australian bands, under the banner of the ‘THE AUSSIE BBQ’, to Indian cities, including participation in the NH7 Weekender Festival.||$36,000|
|India||Catherine Daniel – Vertical Circus (NSW)||This contemporary circus theatre project includes performances, workshops and seminars in Delhi.||$24,000|
|China||Warburton Community Inc. (NT/WA)||The project will tour ‘Tu Di Shen Ti’, an exhibition of Australian Aboriginal artwork from the Warburton Collection, to museums in Western China.||$40,000|
|Republic of Korea||Stalker Theatre Inc. (NSW)||Stalker Theatre, in collaboration with Korean artists, will rehearse and perform the interactive physical theatre work, ‘DEPLOY’, as part of the Gwacheon Festival, Republic of Korea.||$30,000|
|Republic of Korea||Legs On The Wall (NSW)||The project will take the ‘Tale of Samulnori’, a live music‑theatre production and collaboration between Legs of the Wall and AsiaNow, to the Republic of Korea.||$30,000|
|USA||Shaun Parker & Company Limited (NSW)||This project will tour the Australian festival work, ‘Happy as Larry’, to North America and include cultural exchange workshops and youth outreach.||$30,000|
|Africa||Murdoch University (WA)||The project will showcase contemporary Indigenous films at international film festivals in Africa.||$20,000|
|France||Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TAS)||The project will tour ‘Theatre of the World’, a joint exhibition by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, to La Maison Rouge in Paris.||$35,000|
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