Former grantees

2017 Grantees
Grant recipient Project Title Grant description Amount inclusive of GST
The University of Adelaide 'Ilm: Science, Religion, and Art in Islam 'Ilm: Science, Religion, and Art in Islam is a series of free, public events organised by the University of Adelaide's Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) with the Art Gallery of South Australia. From 20-23 July 2016, leading academics, artists, curators, and professionals will discuss the role of knowledge ('ilm in Arabic) in Islam, stimulating cultural and intellectual exchange, building networks, and generating new ideas. 17,002.70
Djuki Mala Pty Ltd Djuki Mala 2016 Middle East Tour July tour of Egypt, Lebanon and Israel by Australian Indigenous dance group Djuki Mala, including a 1 hour theatrical performance, workshops and 'meet and greets' at each location.  33,000.00
Federation University Australia Exchanging Best Practice and Leadership Building in Nursing/Allied Health Federation University Australia will host an educational training placement of 'train the trainer' sessions at their Faculty of Health in August 2016 for rehabilitation nurses from the not-for-profit 'Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City' in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These nurses will then return to Saudi Arabia and teach the skills they were taught to additional Saudi Arabian nurses.  The delegates who attend the FUA training placement will be awarded certifications of completion, and will demonstrate the application of these skills during reciprocal visits by FUA delegates to Saudi Arabia in December 2016. 44,000.00
University of Technology Sydney The Foreign Correspondent Study Tour The 2017 Foreign Correspondent study tour is a joint program between UTS and Swinburne universities, where three Masters and three undergraduate students from each institute work together on producing journalism in the Arab world as part of their university learning. 42,152.00
Information and Cultural Exchange Inc Arab Film Festival Australia 2017 In 2017, the Arab Film Festival Australia will screen in  Sydney (Riverside Theatres), Melbourne (Cinema Nova) and Canberra (Palace Electric Cinemas) in mid-2017—encompassing forums, Sydney-based secondary school program and Perth-based tertiary program—that serves as a cultural bridge connecting Australia and the Arab world. 55,000.00
Canberra Institute of Technology Strengthening pathways between Vocational Education and Higher Education for students To host three Tunisian teachers and provide them training on the historical and theoretical aspects of the Australian Vocational education system, processes and practices. The objective of the program is to inform Tunisian stakeholders of the history and rationale of the Australian system articulation processes, credit system and partnerships established and maintained at local and Federal levels. 39,600.00
The Royal Heritage Directorate of Jordan Australian Involvement in Great Arab Revolt: Exhibition & Speaker Series The Jordanian Royal Heritage Directorate, the Australian Embassy in Amman and the Australian War Memorial will develop a collaborative exhibition in Amman, Jordan, to mark the centenary of the Great Arab Revolt.  CAAR Chair Ms Sue Ismiel will speak at the opening night of the exhibition. 60,000.00
Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange Journalism in the Middle East The Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange program will take a group of high-achieving Canberra University journalism students on a journalism tour of the UAE and Qatar.  The coordinator will also undertake a research tour of Amman to explore options for an expansion of the project to Jordan in future. 26,829.00
University of Sydney Council for Australian-Arab Relations Media Fellows 2017 Two final year media students from The University of Sydney will undertake a journalism internship in UAE in early 2017 hosted by The Gulf News or/and The National for a period of 4 weeks covering a variety of stories, including arts, trade and culture, in both print and online formats.

The two students will also spend time in Abu Dhabi before starting at their media orgainsation, during which they will receive a briefing on Australian-UAE affairs from staff at the Australian embassy.
11,000.00
Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum The 2017 Iraqi Cultural Festival In 2017, the Iraqi-Australian community in Sydney and Melbourne will come together to celebrate, engage and showcase their rich heritage and cultural diversity.  For the first time, the Festival will expand to Melbourne as well as Sydney.   The Festival will include a range of music, dance, food, films and live performances, as well as host a CAAR International Speaker of Iraqi origin. 18,100.00
Straight Street Media World of Women Film Fair 2017 The World of Women's Cinema - WOW Film Fair Middle East is the first women's short film fair that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the film industry regionally and internationally. 20,000.00
Head On Foundation Ltd Photo-artist Roger Anis attends Head On Photo Festival 2017 To support Egyptian photo-artist Roger Anis' attendance and exhibition at the 2017 Head On Photo Festival in Sydney. 5,489.00
2016 Grantees
Recipient Title Grant description Amount (GST exclusive) 
Information and Cultural Exchange Inc Arab Film Festival Australia 2016 The Arab Film Festival Australia (AFFA) presents a selection of the best contemporary films from the Arab world to Australian audiences. AFFA 2016 will be delivered in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. $40,000.00
University of Sydney Council for Australian-Arab Relations Media Fellows 2016 University of Sydney will send two final year media and communications students to intern for four weeks at influential news agencies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in June to July 2016. $10,000.00
Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange Journalism in the Middle East and Australia The 2016 AMEJE 'Journalism in Australia’ project will support a group of final year Qatar University journalism students work with and visit Australian media agencies in Sydney and Canberra.   $20,000.00
University of Wollongong Networking Digital Productivity and Entrepreneurship in Sydney and Dubai: Women, Innovation Hubs and Strategies for Success The University of Wollongong pilot project will examine the structure and practices of six innovation hubs in the UAE to increase mutual understanding of how women entrepreneurs in Australia and the UAE are participating in innovation hubs and identify supporting strategies. $10,000.00
Bankstown Youth Development Service Inc Mashrabiya: a Glimpse into Sacred Arab Art and Architecture Mashrabiya is a series of talks and workshops on architecture and visual culture of the Arab world. It is an opportunity for professionals and community members to engage with key design principles, to build cultural understanding and strengthen partnership opportunities. $15,000.00
Meat and Livestock Australia Arab MasterChef Visits Australia To Film Arabic TV Cooking Show Masterchef Tarek Ibrahim visits Australia filming three 30 minute cooking shows commissioned by Fatafeat TV produced and aired in 2015/16. Filmed in Arabic and English, Tarek visits Australian farmers, producers, chefs showcasing Australian produce, food safety, diversity and Muslim community. $50,000.00
Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange Journalism in the Middle East The AMEJE Journalism in the Middle East project will take a group of final year University of Canberra (UC) journalism students to work with and visit media agencies in the UAE and Qatar in July 2016. $16,000.00
University of Technology Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology The Foreign Correspondent Study Tour The 2016 Foreign Correspondent study tour is a joint program between UTS and Swinburne universities, where 8 Masters students from both institutes work together on producing journalism in the Arab world, with a focus and visit to Jordan. $32,000.00
World of Women Film Fair - by Straight Street Media World of Women Film Fair Middle East 2016 (WOW) The World of Women’s Cinema - WOW Film Fair Middle East is the first women’s short film fair that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the film industry regionally and internationally. $20,000.00
The Walkley Foundation Australia-Arab International Journalism Speaker Program The Australia-Arab International Journalism Speaker Program will see the Walkley Foundation facilitate one journalist from the Arab region to participate in panel discussions, workshops and networking at Storyology, the Foundation's flagship event and to meet key government, business & tourism contacts. $10,000.00
Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum The 2016 Iraqi Cultural Festival- Keynote Speaker Sponsoring an influential Iraqi from the region to be the keynote speaker at the Iraqi Cultural Festival in NSW and to participate in public speaking events, meetings and media opportunities about the resilience of Iraqi society (and diaspora) in the face of current challenges. $12,800.00
Curtin University Seizing an opportunity: Promoting dialogue between students through Arabic films A curated programme of contemporary Arab films bringing together Arab and non-Arab background students on Curtin Campus in March 2016 and promoting intercultural understanding between students and ultimately the wider community. Organisers will be Curtin University, Perth and ICE, Sydney. $10,000.00
Islamic Museum of Australia Australian Gulf Art Conference The Australian Gulf Art Conference (AGAC) 2016, hosted by the Islamic Museum of Australia, will provide collaborative and networking opportunities for the arts, museums and cultural institutions operating in the Gulf and Australian regions. $50,000.00
Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, Australian National University Greater understanding of the ArabWorld and its implications for Australia Invite VisitingFellow to spend one months at CAIS to engage and teach within the ANU community and the relevant segments of the Australian Governments for promoting better understanding of the Arab World, especially in the context of the Syrian-Iraqi conflicts $15,000.00
Lowy Institute for International Policy Middle East Visiting Fellow Hayder al-Khoei will act as a VF based at the Lowy Institute for approximately three weeks in April 2016 where his presence will serve to broaden debate on contemporary Middle East issues through talks and engagement. $10,000.00
Deakin University Democracy and Local Governance in Tunisia: Australian and Indonesian Perspectives Tunisia will have its municipal elections by the end of 2016, which are key for the consolidation of democracy. Indonesia has made significant strides in this area and look to share their learning, particularly in relation to youth participation. $50,000.00
Al Siraat College Inaugrual Australian Islamic Schooling Conference Inviting international speakers to address key Islamic and non-Islamic educationalists who are delivering education in Melbourne schools. This is the first step in developing a National Centre of Excellence in Islamic schooling with a view to exporting to Arab countries. $19,000.00
Adelaide Film Festival 2015 Adelaide Film Festival To bring two female Arab director 'Annemarie Jacir' as speaker and Amber Fares to the 2015 Adelaide Film Festival  $6,200.00
Amal Awad Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Lives of Arab Women Mrs Awad, an Australian author of Palestinian heritage, has secured a publisher for a book that explores the lives of Arab women in Australia and Middle Eastern countries, including their links to home, and reflecting on the author’s own experiences as an Arab-Australian, Muslim woman. The grant will support Ms Awad’s travel to the MENA region, and two roundtables in Australia on her return. $11,000
2015 Grantees
Recipient Grant description Amount Approval date
University of Sydney  CAAR Media Fellows 2015  The University of Sydney is piloting 'CAAR Flagship' Media Internship Programs. Two final year media students from Univesity of Sydney will travel to UAE to intern for four weeks.  $15,000 2015
Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange Ltd (Canberra University)  Journalism in the Middle East  Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange Ltd (AMEJE) is piloting 'CAAR Flagship' Media Internship Programs. Journalism students from University of Canberra will travel to UAE  and Qatar for three weeks. Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange to achieve its long-term mission of improving cross-cultural understanding by fostering better informed journalism.  $30,000 2015
Australian Businesswomen's Forum 2015 Australian Arab Businesswomen's Forum (AABF) The March 2015 AABF will gather entrepreneurs and business owners from Australia and the Arab World to discuss dynamic and practical ways to promote the growth of international business with a focus on women in business. $20,000 2015
Omani Student Association of Victoria (OSSV) Fourth Omani Exhibition Melbourne The exhibition aims showcase the traditions of Oman; the people’s culture and the modern Oman, as well as presenting some of the Omani Food, Music and traditional Art. $10,000 2015
Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, The Australian National University  Fostering Education and Policy Links between the Arab world and Australia The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies at the Australian National University (ANU) will be piloting a 'CAAR Flagship' International Speakers Program by facilitating high-profile speakers from the Arab world to visit Australia. $80,000 2015
Deakin University - Centre for Globalisation and Citizenship Round Table: Democratic Transition in Tunisia and the Role of Civil Society This roundtable will bring leaders from the Tunisian and Australia civil society sector together. $33,880 2015
Deakin University - Centre for Globalisation and Citizenship Building Research Collaboration with the Gulf The project will entail two high profile fellows from the Arab world undertaking a position at Deakin University and undertaking research work and mentoring of Australian students $66,000 2015
Swinburne University of Technology - Department of Media and Communication The Foreign Correspondent Study Tour Media Students from Swinburne University will undertake a exchange program in the UAE and Jordan. $53,900 2015
Australia Saudi Business Council Australia Saudi Joint Business Conference Funding for the Australia Saudi Joint Business Conference focusing on the bilateral economic relationship $6,620 2015
Information and Cultural Exchange 2015 Arab Film Festival Australia This Film Festival focusses on films and filmmakers from the Arab world, the Arab diaspora and Australia. $44,000 2015
Previous Grantees
Recipient Grant description Amount Approval date
Al-Ma'mal Foundation, Jerusalem "Comparative Monument - Scarred Tree" Australian artist Tom Nicholson participation in the Jerusalem Show VII ('Ala Abwab Al Janna) $18,414 9/04/2014
Local Organising Committee, AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 Ltd To use the 2015 Asian Cup and football more broadly to strengthen business and community relations between Australia and the Arab world, and to encourage the development of tourism, trade and investment, social and cultural links. $40,000 09/04/2014
The University of Sydney Building networks between the University of Sydney and the Gulf region to develop joint solutions to promote food, water and energy sustainability; encourage healthy life expectancies and support strong economic systems. $15,000 21/01/2014
The University of Sydney "A Continuing Spring" program of seminars, public lectures and film screenings $20,000 21/01/2014
Biennale of Sydney Ltd Exhibition of Egyptian Artist Wael Shawky's audiovisual work Al Araba Al Madfuna 2012 at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney You Imagine What You Desire 21 March-9 June 2014 $50,000 21/01/2014
Adelaide Festival Corporation Invitation to Beirut-based artist Khalil Joreige to exhibit 'The Lebanese Rocket Society' at Adelaide International 2014. $20,000 21/01/2014
Information and Cultural Exchange Inc. 2014 Arab Film Festival Australia - a curated program of films by Arabic-speaking filmmakers from the Arab world, the Arab diaspora and Australia. $13,800 21/01/2014
Australian Business Women's Forum (Cynthia Dearin) The 2014 AABF will gather entrepreneurs and business owners from Australia and the Arab world to discuss dynamic and practical ways to promote the growth of international business for women and support women's economic empowerment. $25,000 21/01/2014
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies Funding to support the participation of delegates from Arab speaking countries in the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture $35,000 16/09/2011
Australian International Documentary Conference Funding will help present Mostafa Nagy as a keynote speaker in a new series, Voices from Afar $15,000 21/06/2011
Information and Cultural Exchange Inc Funding for Arab Film Festival Australia $20,000 27/05/2011
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales This project will contribute to the capacity of Palestine to develop a legal system approriate to a modern State $30,332.50 14/04/2011
Ms Leila Alloush, Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS) Kallam TV $20,000 14/04/2011
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Scoping visit to establish the International Postgraduate Paediatric Certificate in Libya. $14,534.30 28/01/2011
Government of South Australia Rural Solutions SA Information exchange on irrigation and water management between Egypt and Australia $10,000 19/01/2011
Adelaide Film Festival Arab component at Adelaide Film Festival $10,000 15/12/2010
Royal Life Saving Society Australia World Conference on Drowning Prevention Scholarships program $11,692 14/12/2010
Chunky Move Glow Tour of the Masahat Dance Festival $20,000 14/12/2010
The University of Sydney Funding for the Gulf-Australia Symposium: Breast Cancer current practice and future directions in imaging, medication formulation and safety and rehabilitation $19,982 18/06/2010
University of Melbourne Australian-Syrian Archaeological and Historical Research and Collaboration Project $13,636.36 18/06/2010
University of Southern Queensland Identification of the Benefits of an Australian-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement for Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) $19,700 18/06/2010
Independent Schools Victoria Fund representatives visit by the Qatar Supreme Education Council Partnership Project $8,909.09 17/06/2010
Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry AACCI Inaugural Australia Arab Business Forum and Expo $30,000 15/06/2010
Erin Roche Inter-weavings: Exhibition of Omani Women's Clothing and Clothing Folklore $10,000 2/06/2010
Crawford Fund Biodiversity and Climate Change in Dry Areas - ABC journalist visit to ICARDA, Syria $3,500 1/06/2010
Crawford Fund Biodiversity and Climate Change in Dry Areas - Cosmos journalist to visit ICARDA, Syria $2,937 1/06/2010
Crawford Fund Biodiversity and Climate Change in Dry Areas - Cosmos journalist to visit ICARDA, Syria $563 1/06/2010
Centre for Multi-cultural Youth First Egyptian-Australian Youth Cultural Exchange $24,460 31/05/2010
Victoria Police International Student Safety campaign $5,000 31/05/2010
Standards Australia Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardisation Training Project $18,181.82 25/05/2010
Aboriginal Nations Australia Pty Ltd Translation of "The Dreaming" animated series into Arabic $43,713 7/04/2010
CBT Training Pty Ltd Training program for health care professionals in the use of cognitive-behavioural principles in the management of sufferers of Sickle Cell Disease $8,181.82 7/04/2010
Lowy Institute for International Policy 2010 Australia-UAE Dialogue $35,000 7/04/2010
Marda Permaculture Farm Permaculture and cultural exchange program in the Palestinian Territories to foster cross-cultural exchange between agricultural professionals $14,850 7/04/2010
Last Updated: 15 May 2017