Putting Australian arts and culture in front of global audiences

The Australian Government will deliver over $590,000 in shared funding to five world-class arts and entertainment projects, showcasing them on the global stage.

The International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund (ICDAF) provides support for Australia’s global cultural engagement activities, increasing access to international markets.

The recent funding includes:

  • $60,000 to Chamber Made for Hi-Viz Satellites, a three-year cross-cultural development initiative between Chamber Made, Punctum Inc. and SAtheCollective, connecting Australian and Singaporean artists through sound, performance and music.
  • $140,000 for Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) to support the participation of 25 ANAM students in two residencies in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, resuming their partnership following activities cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.
  • $119,705 to the City of Melbourne for Shadows in Twin Cities, a three-year collaboration between ArtPlay and the Jeonju Cultural Foundation in the Republic of Korea, which will see children in both cities working with artists and taking to the streets to transform urban environments.
  • $24,600 to University of Adelaide for a collaboration between its Elder Conservatorium of Music, and the National University of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, building links and mutual cultural understanding through a musical exploration of the two nations’ Indigenous and ethnic cultures.
  • $250,000 to Sydney WorldPride supporting First Nations engagement and participation in the 2023 Sydney WorldPride Festival, showcasing LGBTIQA+SB arts and culture globally.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said showcasing Australian stories to the world is an important part of Revive – the Government’s new National Cultural Policy.

“Australian artists and creatives help us to see ourselves, but they’re also a window that lets the rest of the world see us.

“Ensuring that more Australian art, stories and creativity are available to global audiences is critical. That’s exactly what this support will do.”

To find out more about the National Cultural Policy, visit www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/national-cultural-policy