The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience. These initiatives strengthen Australia's reputation as an innovative, creative nation and foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally.
Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships. Projects that establish networks, stimulate collaboration, enhance market access and promote Australian expertise in the arts may consider applying for funding. Applications for funding should be developed with consideration to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Public Diplomacy Strategy.
Activities must promote Australia as an innovative, creative, diverse and tolerant nation that is an attractive place to live, work study and invest. More information is available on the ACDGP webpage.
The 2017 round of the ACDGP is open for application between 6 February and 2pm AEST 12 April 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2017. Application should be made online via SmartyGrants. Application guidelines can be downloaded here and will be available on GrantsConnect.