THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

Arts Projects For Individuals And Groups

The next closing dates are:

  • Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2021
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2022.

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 thelatest adviceregarding COVID-19.

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 7 September 2021 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2021
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 3pm AEDT, for projects beginning after 1 June 2022.

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 adviceregarding COVID-19.

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 enterprises (SMEs) will be able to apply for grants of up to $770,000 per applicant, and for up to eight years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities.

To be eligible, SMEs will need to be export-ready and have a turnover of less than $20 million.

Grants will be available in three stages called tiers, designed to provide different levels of support to SMEs as they grow their export markets at the different stages of their export journey:

  • Tier 1: for eligible SMEs who are new to exporting, grants of up to $40,000 per year for two years.
  • Tier 2: for eligible exporters who plan to expand their presence in current markets, or enter new markets, grants of up to $80,000 per year for three years.
  • Tier 3: for eligible exporters who plan to make a strategic shift in their exporting business, grants of up to $150,000 per year for three years.

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.

Apply here: https://www.austrade.gov.au/australian/export/export-grants/apply/steps-to-follow

Further information: A Guide to Applying for EMDG  (PDF)

 

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

 

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) provides support for Australia’s creative industries to embrace, engage and build people-to-people links in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

The promotion of Australia’s cultural and creative industries internationally acknowledges the economic importance of the creative economy to Australia.

The 2021-22 ACDGP supports the economic and social recovery efforts of Australia’s creative industries to rebound internationally by providing funding for projects that:

  • create a positive and contemporary image of Australia
  • build people-to-people links
  • strengthen engagement in the Indo-Pacific and beyond
  • enhance markets and develop creative export opportunities internationally.

Multi-year funding of between $10,000 and $60,000 for up to three years is available for projects that promote Australia’s cultural and creative industries overseas; establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships. Through cultural diplomacy initiatives, DFAT strengthens Australia’s influence, reputation, reach and relationships overseas.

Cultural diplomacy shows our core values and promotes Australia as an innovative, creative, diverse and tolerant nation; and as an attractive place to live, work, study, and invest.

Apply here: https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/public-diplomacy/acdgp/australian-cultural-diplomacy-grants-program

 

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

 

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