International
engagement

Latai Taumoepeau, The Last Resort, 2020. Performance for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), Cockatoo Island. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from the Oranges & Sardines Foundation. Performer / Co-devisor: Taliu Aloua; Lighting Designer: Amber Silk; Soundtrack: James Brown; Costume: Anthony Aitch. Courtesy the artist. Credit: Zan Wimberley 

The Australia Council is pleased to release our new International Engagement Strategy 2021-2025.

Read and download a copy of the new strategy here.

The strategy has been informed by national and international sector consultation, and an evaluation of the activity delivered under the Australia Council’s International Arts Strategy 2015-2020.

Read our Impact Report here, which presents findings and insights from the evaluation.

We are committed to supporting Australian artists, creative workers and organisations to build and sustain international connections. Our work expands opportunities for engagement through hybrid and online activities while Australian borders remain closed.

Our vision is for Australian arts, culture and creativity to be thriving and to be known globally for its innovation, sustainability, complexity and diversity.

Information sessions

Please find below a recording from our Zoom information session held on 19 October:

If your organisation or network would like us to present an online information session for the artists and creative workers in your cohort,  to learn more about our strategy and programs and meet our team, please reach out to us at international@australiacouncil.gov.au.

From 1 November 2021, Australia’s international borders will progressively reopen, with fully vaccinated Australians able to depart Australia without applying for an exemption, but it’s important to know the risks and be prepared.

The Australia Council encourages you to continue considering digital and remote options for international engagement until 30 June 2022. Applicants should ensure duty of care, health and wellbeing, risk mitigation, travel restrictions and physical distancing measures are all considered.

Applications to the Australia Council involving international travel must consider the Australian Government’s latest travel advice. Visit Smartraveller for more details on changing travel advice levels and specific country information.

 

For International Engagement Strategy enquiries:

international@australiacouncil.gov.au

If you are an Australian artist or arts worker overseas, please contact us if you need to discuss your situation. If you haven’t already done so, register with Smartraveller and refer to this site to see the latest updates on travel restrictions and advice.

If you are an Australian artist or arts worker overseas and require assistance, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for a list of Australian embassies, high commissions and consulates and their contact details.

We acknowledge the distress, hardship and isolation felt by artists and arts workers at this time. For support contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or Support Act on 1800 959 500.

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International Engagement Fund

Closing Date:

September 6, 2022 3:00 pm (AEST)

Our vision is for Australian arts, culture and creativity to be thriving and known globally for its innovation, sustainability and diversity.

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CINARS 2022 Biennale

Closing Date:

September 6, 2022 3:00 pm (AEST)

Established in 1984, taking place every two years, CINARS is one of the most important international showcases and networking events attracting over 1900 performing arts professionals from around the globe.

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HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

The HIAP residency program offers time and support for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The goal is to offer space for experimental, cross-disciplinary art practices and to actively contribute to topical debates within and around the context of art.

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Internationale Tanzmesse NRW

Apply for support to attend the largest international professional gathering for contemporary dance.

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Acme London Residency

$20,000

Through Acme’s partnership with the Australia Council, visual arts professionals (including artists, curators, and arts writers) are offered a six-month residency at Acme’s east London Fire Station residency space.

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Closed

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

The Affiliated Fellowship is open to established visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries.

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Closed

New York Publishers’ Program

Applications are now open for participation in an Australian publishing delegation to New York from 19-23 September 2022.

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Debra Porch Award

Artist Debra Porch’s practice focused on memory, mortality and the relationship between presence and absence. Working and teaching during art residencies she undertook in Thailand, Vietnam, Armenia, Paris and in Australia became vital in her art and life. These rich experiences were significant influences in her work and exhibitions.

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Open

International Engagement Fund

Our vision is for Australian arts, culture and creativity to be thriving and known globally for its innovation, sustainability and diversity.
Open

CINARS 2022 Biennale

Established in 1984, taking place every two years, CINARS is one of the most important international showcases and networking events attracting over 1900 performing arts professionals from around the globe.
Closed

HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme

The HIAP residency program offers time and support for developing new work in dialogue with the local art scene. The goal is to offer space for experimental, cross-disciplinary art practices and to actively contribute to topical debates within and around the context of art.
Closed

Internationale Tanzmesse NRW

Apply for support to attend the largest international professional gathering for contemporary dance.
Closed

Acme London Residency

$20,000

Through Acme’s partnership with the Australia Council, visual arts professionals (including artists, curators, and arts writers) are offered a six-month residency at Acme’s east London Fire Station residency space.
Closed

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

The Affiliated Fellowship is open to established visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries.
Closed

New York Publishers’ Program

Applications are now open for participation in an Australian publishing delegation to New York from 19-23 September 2022.
Closed

Debra Porch Award

Artist Debra Porch’s practice focused on memory, mortality and the relationship between presence and absence. Working and teaching during art residencies she undertook in Thailand, Vietnam, Armenia, Paris and in Australia became vital in her art and life. These rich experiences were significant influences in her work and exhibitions.

Digital Diasporas participants

The Australia Council for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts are pleased to congratulate the three recipients of Digital Diasporas, a new online research residency delivered in partnership with China Residencies: Amy Lam (Canada), Casey Tang (USA) and Tian Zhang (Australia).

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