Projects funded under the International and Cultural Diplomacy stream of Catalyst.


Recipient Applicant state/
Project title Brief project description Total funding approved (GST Exclusive)
Adelaide Festival Centre Trust SA OzAsia Festival To support OzAsia to expand activity to engage local audiences and extend international and national reach. $400,000
Art Song Canberra Inc (auspicing Chris
ACT The Flowers of War To present three musical programs each year in 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Australia, France and Germany as well as production of three CDs. $90,000
Artback NT Incorporated NT Dual | ប្រភេទ: Cambodian and Australian Dance Project To support the creation of a new contemporary dance work to be produced and presented in Darwin and Phnom Penh in 2016. $132,990
Australian Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd NSW ACO 2016 International Festivals Tour To support the Australian Chamber Orchestra's 2016 International Festivals Tour to Denmark, Europe, the UK and the United States. $220,000
Australian Children's Performing Arts
Company t/a Windmill Theatre Co
SA CHINA/US TOURING 2016-2018 To support an international tour for 25 weeks in the US, Canada and China, at 19 venues to over 30,500 children and families. $195,570
Australian Dance Theatre SA Objekt - Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) with tanzmainz To support the development and performance of the collaborative contemporary dance work 'Objekt' in Germany and Adelaide in 2016. $79,136
Back To Back Theatre Inc VIC Back to Back Theatre International Projects 2016 - 2020 To support Back to Back Theatre's 2016-2020 International tour program of major productions to Europe, the UK, North America and Asia, including international community workshops, in-bound international artistic residency and international business development activities. $800,000
Brown's Mart Arts Limited NT Age of Bones To support The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang), an Australian-Indonesian theatre project featuring a bilingual text, music, shadow puppetry and video. $128,200
Chamber Made Opera Inc VIC Zai chengdu chaguan 'In a Chengdu Teahouse' To support Stage 2 of the music/theatre collaboration with the Sichuan Conservatory of Music called ‘In a Chengdu Teahouse' including Chinese artists visiting Australia to further develop the work, as well as three performances in Australia and China in 2017. $95,000
Chunky Move VIC International Touring Program 2017 To support contemporary dance group Chunky Move to tour Europe and Asia in 2017. $191,050
Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd QLD Circa's International Touring Program 2016-2019 To support Circa's 2016-2019 international touring program involving new shows, collaborations and strengthening global partnerships. $840,000
Circus Australia Limited VIC Circus Oz - 2016 New Production "Straight Up" To present Circus Oz’ new production, “Straight Up”, as the closing event of the Australia Now Festival, Brazil in May 2016. $75,000
Council Of Trustees Of The National Gallery Of Victoria VIC Subodh Gupta: Everyday divine To assist the National Gallery of Victoria to present Subodh Gupta: Everyday divine, a solo exhibition of one of India's pre-eminent contemporary artists at NGV International in Melbourne from April to September 2016. $51,640
Cre8ion Pty Ltd QLD FLUFF - A Story of Lost Toys To support an internationally touring theatrical work which creates a fusion of comedy, movement, song, new technology and audience participation. $33,000.00
Curious Legends auspiced by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc NSW Penjelajahan Orang Utan To support Curious Legends Penjelajahan Orang Utan (Adventure of the Orangutan) collaborative street theatre project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. $31,894
Curious Works Incorporated NSW MYTH To support Myth, a multi-platform artwork that weaves together intercultural stories with First Nations' wisdom from Australia's past, present and future. $150,000
ELISION Incorporated VIC ELISION international tour of Australian
work and performance to Europe.
To deliver a touring concert program with seven performances, including the world-premiere of a major new work from leading Australian composer Liza Lim 'Everything turns to air'. $38,523
Erica Izett, Ian McLean, Margo Neale auspiced by Buku Larrnggay Mulka Incorporated NSW Living Waters To support costs associated with the international touring of new works in the 'Living Water' exhibition, part of a larger exhibition of Indigenous art at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco in 2016. $180,090
QLD Chinese Australian Dance Exchange 2016-2020 To support ground-breaking long-term partnerships with the best of contemporary dance in China. $ 610,866
Hush Foundation VIC Hush at the World Anaesthetic Congress Hong Kong 2016 To support the presentation of a program of new Australian music and the performance of a health play "Hear Me" at the World Anaesthetic Congress Hong Kong 2016. $50,000
Imaginary Limited trading as Imaginary Theatre QLD This, That: Production, tour and picture book To support costs associated with the production of a contemporary bilingual theatre work and accompanying children's picture book, and support costs associated with a South East Queensland tour and Seoul tour at the 2016 Korea International Summer Festival. $130,245
Island Press Co-operative Ltd NSW Island Press Touring Poets Programme To enable 4 leading Australian poets to attend four of the world's major poetry festivals across three continents by funding airfare and travel insurance. $10,000
James Morrison Academy of Music Pty
SA James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra
Tour of United States of America 2017
To support the James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra Tour of the United States of America 2017. $138,284
Kage Physical Theatre Association Inc VIC KAGE International partnerships, growth and development To support KAGE physical theatre to develop creative partnerships with Nordic dance companies that are reciprocal sources of creative exchange and professional renewal, resulting in new commissions and presentation opportunities in 2016 and 2017. $130,000
Lucy Guerin Association Inc VIC Tour of Lucy Guerin Inc's acclaimed
production 'Motion Picture' to France and Belgium
To support a four week tour of Lucy Guerin Inc to European venues to present its most recent work, 'Motion Picture'. $60,000
Marguerite Pepper Productions Pty Ltd NSW acrobat "It's Not For Everyone" To support the tour of acrobat "It's Not For Everyone" to Brazil in June 2016.  . $40,717
Marrugeku Inc WA Cut the Sky tour and cultural exchange program New Caledonia To support Marrugeku's tour of its latest production 'Cut the Sky' at the Waan Pacific Dance Festival in New Caledonia in 2016. $39,779
National Museum Of Australia ACT One Road; Aboriginal Art from Australia's Deserts To support the exhibition and tour to Japan from July - December 2016 of One Road, original artworks painted by a large number of Indigenous Australian artists, interspersed with vivid photographs of the artists and their country. $289,000
NT Writers' Centre Inc NT NT Writers Festival exchange To support the Northern Territory Writers Centre to bring South East Asian writers to the NT Writers Festival in Darwin or Alice Springs, and Northern Territory writers to South East Asian festivals including Ubud, Yogyakarta and Singapore. $18,000
Omeo Dance auspiced by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc VIC Platform East (Berlin & Eastern Europe) To support Omeo Dance to deliver an exchange between key Australian dance artists and German and Eastern European artists, focussing on collaborations in Berlin and outbound activities to Berlin, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, and eastern Finland. $131,000
SASA Gallery, University of South Australia SA Border Crossings (Ireland/Australia) To support 'Border Crossings', a cultural exchange and collaboration between Irish and Australian curators and contemporary artists that culminate in sculptural installations, video and performances staged in two linked exhibitions; the Adelaide Festival Arts Vernissage and Fringe Festival and the Galway Arts Festival. $22,588
Snuff Puppets Inc VIC Snuff Puppets 2016 International Touring Program To support Snuff Puppets 2016 International Touring Program. $95,500
Sonic Wells auspiced by National Association For The Visual Arts Ltd NSW Sonic Wells for Gallipoli To develop a 2016 tri-nation exhibition called 'Sonic Wells' which explores the shared relationship between Turkey, New Zealand and Australia through the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli during the First World War. $15,374
Suzanne O'Connell Gallery auspiced by Girringun Aboriginal Corporation QLD Australia: Defending the oceans at the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art To support an exhibition of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island works at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco from 22 March to 30 September 2016 $485,450
State Theatre Company Of South Australia SA Things I Know To Be True To support the international tour of 'Things I Know to Be True' in London in September 2016. $54,870
Synergy & Taikoz Ltd NSW Chi Udaka To support costs associated with the Taikoz international tour of 'Chi Udaka', to India in late 2016. $185,000
Tashmadada Inc. VIC Tour of The Dead Twin to George Town Festival 2016, Penang Malaysia To support an international tour of the performance work 'The Dead Twin' to the George Town International Arts Festival in Penang, Malaysia in 2016. $19,450
Terrapin Puppet Theatre Limited TAS I Think I Can - Tour to UK and Taiwan To support Terrapin Puppet Theatre's 2016 'I Think I Can' tour to the UK and Taiwan. $32,248
The Australian Ballet VIC The Australian Ballet - 2016 London To support The Australian Ballet's 2016 London tour in which it will present performances of Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake and Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella, at the London Coliseum. $200,000
The Last Great Hunt Inc WA It's Dark Outside To showcase the award-winning production "It's Dark Outside" at the 2016 International Performing Arts for Youth market in Montreal, Canada. $14,840
The Performance Space Ltd NSW Liveworks Asian Cultural Exchange Program To support development of an international Asian Exchange Program as part of the Liveworks: Festival of Experimental Art. $260,000
The Royal Australian Institute Of Architects NSW The Pool - Australia's Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale To support The Pool, Australia's exhibition for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.  $120,000
The Trustee for the Australian World
Orchestra Foundation
NSW Australian World Orchestra Singapore Tour
To support the Australian World Orchestra Singapore Tour 2016, including the presentation of two concerts at the Sydney Opera House and Esplanade Concert Hall. $75,000.00
The West Australian Music Industry Association Incorporated WA WAM International Strategy To support WAM's 2016 International Strategy for exchange programs that generate international showcasing/performance opportunities, attendance at conferences/symposia including sharing outcomes and commentary with the sector and market support for WA bands at international showcases. $45,925
West Australian Ballet Company WA West Australian Ballet, Jakarta Theatre To support the presentation of a program of classical and contemporary works alongside performances by a youth ensemble comprising local Indonesian ballet students at the Jakarta Theatre, Taman Ismail Marizuki. $104,036