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Centre for Australia-India Relations Maitri Cultural Partnerships 2022-2023

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Maitri Grant Round Manager


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
3-Apr-2023 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


In the October 2022 Budget, the Australian Government committed $24.1 million over four years to establish a Centre for Australia-India Relations (the Centre) to lift Australia’s collective understanding and awareness of India.  

The Centre’s mission is to promote and coordinate enhanced co-operation and exchange between Australia and India. The Centre will do this by lifting contemporary India literacy in Australia while deepening cultural understanding. The Centre will achieve this by harnessing the expertise of India diaspora networks in Australia and elevating public discourse focusing on four complementary pillars: 

  1. Promoting policy dialogue 
  2. Building India business literacy and links 
  3. Engaging Australia’s Indian diaspora communities to support the bilateral relationship 
  4. Deepening cultural connections and understanding 

To deepen our education, cultural and policy links, the Centre will deliver Maitri (“friendship” in Sanskrit) Programs worth $20.7 million, including scholarships, fellowships, research and cultural partnerships grants. 

The Cultural Partnerships Grant Opportunity 2022-23 comprises three distinct grant opportunities with a total value of $750,000. 

Each grant opportunity requires applicants to develop and implement collaboration activities, events, or projects (‘the activity’), or plan and implement sector-to-sector, organisation-to-organisation, peer-to-peer collaborations that meet the grant eligibility requirements and objectives.

Please see the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for more detailed information about the grant opportunities, the objectives of the Centre for Australia-India Relations and how to apply.


The Department will be seeking applications from large, medium, and small cultural, visual and performing arts organisations, including diaspora and First Nations People groups, to support two-way artistic collaboration.

Please see Section 4 and 5 of the grant guidelines for further information about applicant, activity and expenditure eligibility requirements. 


Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $20,000.00 to $250,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applicants must complete and submit an application form in SmartyGrants to apply for grant funding. 

Applicants will find hyperlinks to the application forms and instructions about how to apply in Section 7, page 14 of the grant guidelines.

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Contact Details

Maitri Grant Round Manager