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.

While Australian borders and many international borders have reopened, COVID-19 remains an ongoing global health risk.

Applicants should ensure duty of care, health and wellbeing, risk mitigation, travel restrictions, pre-departure testing requirements and local physical distancing measures are reviewed while planning their international activities.

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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BR Whiting Studio, Rome

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Rome.

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Cité internationale des arts residency

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

A residency opportunity for Australian artists in Paris.

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Keesing Studio residency at the Cité internationale des arts

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Paris.

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Venice Biennale 2024: Expressions of Interest for artistic proposals

Closing Date:

October 11, 2022 3:00 pm (AEDT)

Opportunity for Australian artists and curators to present a ground-breaking and ambitious exhibition within the Australia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024.

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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.

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International Engagement Fund

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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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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Closing soon

BR Whiting Studio, Rome

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Rome.
Closing soon

Cité internationale des arts residency

A residency opportunity for Australian artists in Paris.
Closing soon

Keesing Studio residency at the Cité internationale des arts

A residency opportunity for Australian writers in Paris.
Closing soon

Venice Biennale 2024: Expressions of Interest for artistic proposals

Opportunity for Australian artists and curators to present a ground-breaking and ambitious exhibition within the Australia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024.
Closed

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

International Engagement Fund

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

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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