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Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) 2020: Round 2

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
16-Oct-2020 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Secondary Category:
251001 - Indigenous Arts and Culture
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships.

The key aim of cultural diplomacy is sustained purposeful engagement to promote Australia's cultural and creative industries overseas; to establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Through cultural diplomacy initiatives, DFAT strengthens Australia's influence, reputation, reach and relationships overseas.

Cultural diplomacy shows our core values and promotes Australia as an innovative, creative, diverse and tolerant nation; and as an attractive place to live, work, study, and invest.

The promotion of Australia's cultural and creative industries internationally acknowledges the economic importance of the creative economy to Australia.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support the economic and social recovery efforts of the Australian creative industry sector and communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or the 2019-2020 bushfires
  • promote Australia’s economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience
  • influence perceptions of Australia at home and abroad
  • build people-to-people and /or institutional links internationally
  • leverage existing partnerships and fosterengagement with key stakeholders in line with DFAT’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.

To be eligible you must have an Australian Business Number, be registered for the purposes of GST, be an Australian citizen or a pemanent resident of Australia. Further details available in the Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

If successful in ACDGP 2020: Round 2 you must start your grant activity before 30 June 2021.

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $10,000.00 to $60,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Australian organisations and individuals can apply. All applications must be submitted using SmartyGrants (

For more information please read the 2020 Guidelines: Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program ( or contact the ACDGP Secretariat.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the submission form, please email and quote your application number.

Other Instructions:

DFAT supports cultural diplomacy through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP).

The ACDGP 2020: Round 2 will advance Australia’s international strategic, security and economic interests including through bilateral, regional and multilateral engagement on Australian Government foreign, trade and international development policy priorities.

The proposal must have clearly defined objectives consistent with one or more of the strategic objectives in the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.

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