Monday, February 5, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) 2018

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Deadline: 9 March 2018
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking applications for its Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) 2018 which is a part of the International Relations Grants Program.
The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience. These initiatives strengthen Australia’s reputation as an innovative, creative nation and foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally.
The objectives of the ACDGP 2018 are to:
  • Support innovative collaboration and exchange.
  • Promote our economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience.
  • Expand audiences and markets.
  • Build people-to-people links internationally.
  • Leverage existing partnerships and fostering engagement with key stakeholders in line with 2017Foreign Policy White Paper.
  • Support other DFAT policies and programs where possible, including DFAT’s major public diplomacy initiatives such as Australia now (Japan 2018).
  • Influence perceptions of Australia at home and abroad.
Funding Information
  • Between $400,000 and $500,000 in 2018-19 is expected to be available for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation, starting in July 2018.
  • Grant applications for a maximum of $60,000 per year for up to three years will be considered.
  • It is anticipated that most grants will be between $40,000 and $60,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible applicants must:
  • be one of the following entity types:
    • an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)
    • an Australian consortium with a lead organisation
    • an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
    • an Australian local government body
    • an Australian State/Territory government body
    • a corporate Commonwealth entity
    • an Australian statutory authority
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for applicants project if it involves people under the age of 18 years
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants.

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