Global spotlight for Australian artists

The Albanese Labor Government is helping Australian artists tell our stories on the world stage, with 14 projects to share in $1.14 million through the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund.  

Among the funding recipients is music act Electric Fieldswho are set to represent Australia at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö, Sweden with their song One Milkali (One Blood). 

The first duo to represent Australia at the competition, their music merges First Nations culture with soulful dance pop electronica. 

Other projects to receive funding include:

  • Red Room Poetry – to support participation of Australian poets in the international Contains Strong Language festival 2024 in Sydney, in partnership with the ABC and BBC.
  • Agency Projects – to support First Nations and Pacific artists and curators to lead events at the TATE Modern in 2024 and 2025. 
  • Adelaide Festival Corporation – to support Adelaide Writers Week events at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales. 
  • Gravity and Other Myths – to support performances of The Pulse at festivals in Germany and France.
  • Running Water Community Press – to support the translation of First Nations poetry into French sign language as part of a major project by French publishing house, Actes Sud. 
  • PHOTO Australia – to support Australian photographers to exhibit internationally.
  • Art Centre Melbourne – to support seven key performance projects as part of the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA) in 2025.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the support would put Australian artists up in lights on the world stage.

“Our artists are storytellers that help us learn about ourselves, understand each other and let the world get to know us.

“This support will help our artists showcase Australian stories to the world – from the Asian Pacific region to Europe and beyond.