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.

DFAT supports cultural diplomacy through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP).

Funding is available for projects that:

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

UPDATE:

The 2020 Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP): Bushfire Renewal Round will focus on supporting the building, rebuilding and promotion of the creative industries in bushfire-affected areas of Australia.

The ACDGP: Bushfire Renewal Round opened for applications at 9am (AEST) on 10 February and closes 2pm (AEST) on 16 March 2020. Applications must be submitted using SmartyGrants at https://dfat.smartygrants.com.au/ACDGP2020-21.

For more information please read the 2020 Guidelines: Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program or email Cultural.Diplomacy@dfat.gov.au.

Read more:  https://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/public-diplomacy/acdgp/Pages/australian-cultural-diplomacy-grants-program.aspx

Applications close: Monday 16 March 2020