International Opportunities

Research confirms that Australia Council support has been critical in fostering the international ambitions of the Australian arts sector. Our international projects are a key market development activity which facilitate and build on the global engagement capability of the Australian arts sector. 

The Program has two strands:


Outbound Programs

The Australia Council supports artists, arts mediators and arts organisations to participate in a range of international arts platforms, both emerging and established, to raise the profile of their practice, build networks, increase sales, and develop an understanding of specific regional markets and artistic contexts for their work.

Click on the links below for information on current and recently delivered Outbound Programs.

Expressions of Interest are currently available for the following programs:

ISCP, New York

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship



Expressions of Interest have now closed for the following programs:

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

Austrade China-Korea Publisher Visits 2017

China Shanghai Performing Arts Fair (ChinaSPAF) 2017 and satellite events

CINARS 2016, Market Development delegation

COIL Festival at PS122, New York

Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh

India Art Fair and Kochi-Muziris Biennale Curators’ Program

IETM Autumn Plenary, Brussels, Belgium 2017

IETM Spring Plenary, Bucharest, Romania 2017 

India Literature Exploratory, 2017 

IPAY, Philadelphia, USA 2018

KHOJ Visual Arts Residency India

Kyoto Art Center Exchange, Japan 2018

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship

New York Performing Arts Events, January 2018

Performing Arts Festival Berlin

Performing Arts Market Seoul, Korea 2016

Professional Arts Placements, China – Shanghai International Dance Centre 

Seagull Publishing School Residency, Kolkata

Séminaire en Avignon

Sounds Australia

Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf

TPAM, Yokohama, Japan 2018


Inbound Programs

The Australia Council also supports a number of incoming delegations in conjunction with key Australian events. International artists, arts mediators and arts organisations are invited to attend Australian arts markets, fairs, showcases and festivals to increase the profile and sales of Australian work.

Expressions of Interest are currently available for the following programs:

Visiting International Publishers, Sydney


Click on the links below for information on recently delivered Inbound Programs.

Asia Pacific Triennial 8, Brisbane  

Australian Performing Arts Market, Brisbane 

AWME, Melbourne

Electronic Music Conference, Sydney

OzAsia Arts Connect

Visiting International Publishers Program (VIPS) 2015-2016 Project Fund 

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