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

Creative Australia 2 mins read

Creative Australia has announced the latest recipients of investment through its international programs including the International Travel Fund, International 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.


Executive Director Arts Investment Alice Nash said:

“We want to ensure Australian culture and creativity is recognised globally for its innovation, complexity and diversity. 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.”

Among the highlights:


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.

Other projects include OzAsia Festival collaboration with 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.


Media enquiries:

Brianna Roberts, Media Manager, Creative Australia

Mobile: 0498 123 541





More information:


International Engagement Fund recipients:

Yirramboi First Nations Festival (City of Melbourne)

Nick Power

Omeo Dance Incorporated

Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc

Salote Tawale

Fremantle Biennale

Torika Bolatagici

Grace Dlabik

Rebecca Jensen

Baden Hitchcock

Chi Vu

Thom Smyth

In Between Time

JOLT Sonic and Visual Arts Inc

Kathryn Papas

Tasdance t/a Assembly197

Brenda Croft

Powerhouse Youth Theatre Inc (t/a PYT | Fairfield)

Sydney Opera House Trust

Katina Olsen

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust

Dylan Sheridan

Yumi Tsuchiya-Umiumare

Leila Enright

Leah McIntosh

Kenzee Patterson

Lisa Keighery

A Good Catch Circus


International Touring and Presentation Fund recipients:

KAMS Seoul Performing Arts Festival

The Farm Gold Coast NFP Ltd

Chamber Made

Sensorium Theatre

Emma Gibson

Critical Path Inc

Dominic Weintraub

Patch Theatre Company Inc

Na Djinang Circus Pty Ltd

Lucy Guerin Association Inc

Joel Bray Dance

Stephanie Lake Company

Jodee Mundy

Gravity & Other Myths

Lahore Biennale Foundation

Suzanne Kersten

Harrison Hall

Govin Ruben

Nicholas Clark Management Pty Ltd

Leah Shelton

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection


International Travel Fund recipients:

Rebekah Berger

Chunky Move Ltd

Regional Arts Victoria

Lucy Guerin Association Inc

Anna Nalpantidis

Oscar Calderón

Rachel Ogle

Eloise Kent

Rosemarie Milsom

Thomas Molyneux

BlakDance Australia Ltd

CDP Theatre Producers Pty Ltd

Alexandra Hirst

The Trustee for the Brisbane Powerhouse Foundation

Belinda Locke

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance

Polyglot Theatre

Outback Theatre for Young People Inc

Chloe Tanner

Shaun Parker & Company Ltd

Sweet Pea Arts

Bridie Hooper


Contact details:

Brianna Roberts, Media Manager, Creative Australia

Phone: (02) 9215 9030 / 0498 123 541




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