The Australia-China Council will open its 2013-14 Grant Round (Expression of Interest stage) this month, with the program hoped to build cultural bonds between the two regions as part of the recommendations of the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper.
Intended to provide funds for projects relevant to the missions of the Australia-China Council, the competitive grants program supports projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia in areas of Economics and Trade, Education and Science and Society and Culture.
Those interested in applying should consider that their project needs to be relevant to the objectives of the Asian Century White Paper and that it should establish prospects for future independent activity as a result of initial seed funding.
Applicants seeking to develop cultural partnerships should view some of the existing projects supported by the Australia-China Council to garner an understanding of what the organisation looks for and what is achievable.
So far, successful projects supported by the council include the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Modern Art; ‘A Greeting Card from the National Ballet of China’ as part of the Australian Ballet’s 50th birthday; Honey Pot – Adelaide Fringe’s Asia Pacific Arts Marketplace; Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture; and Experimenta 2012, a showcase of media art from Asia.
Expressions of interest for the Australia-China Council 2013-2014 Grant Program will open on 18 February and close on 17 March.
For more information and to apply visit DFAT’s website.
(The item above is republished from ArtsHub. See http://au.artshub.com/au/news-article/news/arts/grants-program-to-strengthen-australia-china-relationship-194006)