Creative Australia announces international program recipients – taking Australian stories to the world

OzAsia-Festival-2021-Lucky-Dumpling-Market-photo-by-Xplorer-StudioCreative Australia has announced the latest recipients of investment through its international programs including the International Travel FundInternational Engagement Fund, and International Touring and Presentation Fund, supporting artists and creative workers to engage with, and present work to international audiences.

The investment of $2.15 million will support 71 diverse projects across a range of art forms spanning community arts and cultural development, dance, emerging and experimental arts, First Nations arts and culture, literature, multi-artform, visual arts and theatre.

“We want to ensure Australian culture and creativity is recognised globally for its innovation, complexity and diversity,” said Executive Director Arts Investment, Alice Nash.

“This investment will support an exciting and diverse range of international arts activity, and in line with the aims of the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy Revive – ensure our stories connect with people at home and abroad.”

First Nations contemporary dance organisation Blakdance will travel to Dusseldorf, Germany next month to take part in Tanzmesse, the largest international gathering for professional contemporary dance.

Investment will also support JOLT Arts to develop works through cross cultural collaboration at the Supernatural Deluxe, an arts space located on the grounds of an 18th-century Samurai lodge in Japan, while the OzAsia Festival will collaboration with the Singapore Writers Festival on a writer’s exchange.

The international investment announcement comes after Music Australia unveiled the first recipients of its Export Development Fund, supporting international pathways for people working across contemporary music.

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