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.
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.
Applications close: Monday 16 March 2020