The first round of grants for the AICC will open from Tuesday FEBRUARY 1, 2011 and is available for projects beginning from AUGUST 1, 2011.
The Australia International Cultural Council (AICC) is Australia’s key cultural diplomacy body. A consultative group, the AICC is composed of leaders from government, the arts and business with a common interest in promoting Australia abroad though the arts and culture. The AICC is chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, and the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Simon Crean MP.
The AICC grants program provides funding for international arts and cultural projects that align with the objectives of the AICC. The AICC grants program focuses on the AICC priority regions, which reflect Australia’s broad public diplomacy and foreign and trade policy interests. Applications should be for cultural diplomacy projects incorporating activities in priority regions.
Applications must be lodged by Friday APRIL 1, 2011. For more information on eligibility, see here.