Funding to foster global arts collaborations

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Albanese Labor Government is boosting Australia’s engagement in the global arts scene with four arts projects to share in almost $500,000 in funding through the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund (ICDAF).

As part of Revive – Australia’s new cultural policy – ICDAF promotes homegrown talent here and overseas, increases our access to international markets and develops new creative networks for Australian artists.

The successful projects are:

  • Communicating, Convening, Commoning – a collaborative exhibition between the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Seoul Museum of Art and the Singapore Art Museum, featuring several First Nations artists.
  • Adelaide Film Festival – to support an international exchange with the Indonesian Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival, strengthening ties between the Australian and Indonesian film industries.
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – to support a reciprocal residency exchange program with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
  • Little Amal – a giant, partly-animatronic puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child created with the intention to promote human rights and celebrate cultural diversity – to audiences at the Adelaide Festival.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the grants will help to drive Australia’s engagement in the arts across the globe.

“Sharing stories through art helps us to learn about ourselves, understand each other and let the world get to know us.

“These projects place Australia’s talent and creativity firmly on the world stage, creating fantastic opportunities for our artists and audiences alike.

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