THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

International Engagement Fund

The Australia Council’s International Engagement Fund supports a range of activity that fosters people-to people connections; creates opportunities for cultural exchange and knowledge sharing; and showcases Australian creativity, culture and identity internationally.

Applications for this round of the International Engagement Fund can be made by applying to either Arts Projects for Organisations or Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups, closing Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST.

This round of Arts Projects for Organisations and Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups includes additional funding from the International Engagement Fund which will support competitive applications that meet the priorities of the International Engagement Strategy 2021-2025.

Online Information session
Friday 12 August, 3pm AEST
Register for the session

 

Arts Projects For Individuals And Groups

The next closing dates are:

  • Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2023.

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Please note: Your project must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

The latest grant round is currently open.

Apply here: https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/arts-projects-for-individuals-and-groups/

 

Arts Projects – Organisations

The next round closing dates are:

  • Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022
  • Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2023.

This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Organisations that undertake arts programs, projects or that provide services to artists are welcome to apply.

Organisations can propose a single project, a suite of projects or annual programs of activity.

Grants are available from $20,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Please note: Your project must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

The latest grant round is currently open.

Apply here: https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/arts-projects-organisations/

 

AUSTRADE

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

To qualify for an EMDG grant, your business must have promoted your product for export and your product must be one of the following:

  • a good made in Australia
  • a good made outside Australia where Australia will derive a significant net benefit from its sale overseas (see the EMDG guide to exports(PDF) for more information)
  • all services except those specified as ineligible in the EMDG Regulations
  • a tourism service (including accommodation, passenger transport or tours)
  • a conference or event held in Australia
  • an intellectual property right that mainly resulted from work done in Australia (see IP registration and insurance(PDF) for more information)
  • a trademark that was owned, assigned or first used in Australia
  • know-how that mainly resulted from work done in Australia

The reoriented EMDG will provide greater upfront funding certainty so exporters can plan their offshore promotional activities with confidence.

Small to medium enterprise (SME) exporters can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities.

Grants are available in 3 stages, called tiers. Each tier provides a different level of support for SMEs as they grow their export markets. The lengths of these grants reflect the different stages of an exporter’s journey.

  • Tier 1: Ready to export
    First time exporters
    2 years and maximum $40,000 per financial year
  • Tier 2: Exporting and Expanding
    For businesses who are exporting and
    Expanding export promotion activities
    3 years and maximum $80,000 per financial year
  • Tier 3: Exporting, expanding and strategic shift
    For businesses who are exporting and
    Expanding export promotion activities and making a strategic shift, for example targeting a new market or a new type of customer
    3 years and maximum $150,000 per financial year

From 1 July 2021 the EMDG program will become an eligibility based grants program, and the process for receiving a grant will be as follows:

  • You apply for a grant before you spend money on promotional activities.
    Once all applications have been assessed, Austrade offers a grant agreement to each eligible applicant.
  • You enter into a grant agreement with Austrade. You then undertake your promotional activities as agreed in the grant agreement.
  • You request milestone payments in accordance with your grant agreement.
  • Your grant agreement will set out when your milestone payments should be made and what you need to do in order to receive these payments.

You can apply for a grant under the EMDG program for eligible expenses incurred from 1 July 2021.

Milestone reports for EMDG Round 1 can be lodged from now until 30 August 2022.

The Round 2 application period for the EMDG program is now open until 4:00pm AEST Wednesday 17 August 2022.

Information here: https://www.austrade.gov.au/australian/export/export-grants

 

AMERICAN AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION

APRA AMCOS Global Professional Development Award

The American Australian Association, in partnership with APRA AMCOS, offers the Global Professional Development Award of US$10,000 to one emerging or mid-career Australian artist, songwriter, or producer to undertake career development in the United States. Career development includes, but is not limited to, recording/producing an album, writing and collaboration sessions, and travel costs associated with career development. This award is only open to APRA AMCOS members.

Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of proposed project and how this will benefit cross-cultural exchange between the United States and Australia.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident of Australia (dual citizens are not permitted to apply);
  • Be a member of APRA AMCOS.

Application requirements: 

  • A written proposal of their planned project in the United States, outlining how this will enhance their career;
  • A projected budget;
  • 3 examples of artistic work (audio/video);
  • At least 2 professional references to submit a Letter of Recommendation through the online applications portal.
  • 6 digit APRA AMCOS member number

Please also note:

  • Applications must be prepared and submitted by the applicant (not a third party);
  • You cannot apply if you have already been awarded a scholarship or grant by the American Australian Association.

Submission Period:

Open for application on August 1 to September 30.

Apply here: https://americanaustralian.org/scholarships/arts-fund/specialty-field-scholarships/

DFAT

International Relations Grants Program

Over the past nearly 40 years the Australian Government has established cultural councils supporting people-to-people links underpinning our key bilateral and regional relationships. Eminent Australian business and community leaders are appointed to the boards, providing a range of expertise and input to Australia’s foreign policy and economic diplomacy goals. Funding for these Foundations, Councils and Institutes and for the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program is provided through the International Relations Grants Program.

The International Relations Grants Program (IRGP) supports the Government’s foreign policies and economic diplomacy interests and projects a positive contemporary image of Australia. IRGP grants support professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and its partners on contemporary issues of shared interest including business, education, innovation, science, technology, the arts, media and sport.

Foundations, Councils and Institutes include:

  • Australia-ASEAN Council
  • Australia-China Council
  • National Foundation for Australia-China Relations
  • Australia-India Council
  • Australia-Indonesia Institute
  • Australia-Japan Foundation
  • Australia-Korea Foundation
  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)
  • Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR)

Apply here: https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/Pages/foundations-councils-and-institutes

 

Photo: Peking Duk, India 2013 – Pic by Johnny Au.

 

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