IETM Spring Plenary Porto 2018

Event dates:  26-29 April 2018

Amount:  $3,000

Expressions of Interest close:  Midnight, Tuesday 23 January 2018 AEDT

Notification:  Late February 2018

About the opportunity

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the IETM Spring Plenaryin Porto, Portugal from 26- 29 April 2018.

Australia Council has worked in partnership with the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts Network (IETM) since 2009 to develop long term collaborations and co-productions between Australian and European artists. This project has now evolved into a broader engagement with European networks and partners.

The Australia Council will lead an Australian delegation at the 2018 IETM Spring Plenaryin Porto, Portugal. The Council’s International Development Manager – Europe will work with the delegation in Porto.

The theme for the Spring Plenary is ‘other centres - the periphery’. Council will support delegates who best illustrate how they incorporate this theme in their practice. Artists, producers and organisations working in this area are encouraged to submit an expression of interest.

The Council will provide six delegates with $3,000 each towards the cost of attending. Supported delegates will be responsible for all costs associated with attending the meeting including flights, visas, insurance, accommodation and registration.


Please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to respond to the following selection criteria:

1.  The impact of attendance at this IETM, including response to the theme, in developing future international opportunities and enhancing international reputation.

2.  Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, the region, markets and networks that IETM facilitates.

3.  The timeliness of this opportunity and a demonstrated ability to plan and deliver on any international outcomes that may arise.

Supporting material

No supporting material or submitted budget is required. Please note that applicants will be unable to attach supporting material to your online application.

Selection process

Australia Council staff will consider expressions of interest according to the selection criteria above and will seek recommendations by industry advisors as needed.

You will be informed of the outcome of your Expression of Interest by late February 2018.

How to submit an Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest must be submitted via the Australia Council’s online system . To apply in the online system, please click on ‘Grants & Grant Reporting’ and choose ‘Expressions of Interest (EOI)’.

Note, this is an Expression of Interest and not a grant application. It does not count as an application to the Australia Council Grants Program.

Changes to grants payments

The way Australia Council grants payments are made has changed. Effective immediately, grant recipients will no longer send an invoice for payment of a grant. Instead, after you accept our offer of funding, we will pay your grant into your nominated bank account and send you a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI).

Important information for administered grants

If you plan to have your grant administered by a third party, applicants will now need to ensure that the administrator is registered on the Australia Council online system before you begin your application. This means you cannot complete or submit an application if your administrator is not registered.

Submit an EOI


To discuss your expression of interest, please contact Sabina Finnern, Project Officer, International Projects on 02 9215 9046 or

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