Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) 2021-2022


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

• promote Australia’s economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience

• influence perceptions of Australia at home and aboard

• build people-to-people and/or institutional links internationally

• leverage existing partnerships and foster engagement 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 permanent resident of Australia. Further details available in the Guidelines.


If successful in ACDGP 2021-2022 you must start your grant activity before 30 June 2022.

Applications close 25 August 2021 at 2 pm (ACT time)