Five creative projects will help to forge stronger ties between Australia and the world.

Five members of Back to Back Theatre company stand against a black background.
Image credit: Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian Government is delivering more than $800,000 to support closer artistic and cultural connections across the region and the globe through the International Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund.

The Fund supports Australian creatives to share their talents with new international audiences, as well as bringing the best of the region and the world to our shores.

The latest recipients are:

  • Back to Back Theatre—support for this exceptional and innovative Australian theatre company to travel to the Venice Biennale to accept the 2024 Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre, and showcase their production FOOD COURT.
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Ltd—support to present a First Nations fashion industry event at the Expo Osaka 2025 in Japan, showcasing unique Australian designs in front of a global audience.
  • Adelaide Festival Centre Trust—funding to support the development of a joint performance project through a series of collaborative workshops at OzAsia Festival, in partnership with the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
  • Belvoir St Theatre Limited—support to tour critically acclaimed play Counting and Cracking, which follows the journey of a Sri Lankan-Australian family across two countries and four generations, to New York.
  • Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art—funding for five projects to be presented at the 11th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art from December 2024, facilitating First Nations cultural exchange and collaborative projects within Asia and the Pacific.

Read the Minister's media release.