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UK/Australia Season 2021-22

FAQs - 2020 UK stream

What is the 2020 UK stream?

The ACDGP 2020 UK stream will celebrate the strong partnership between Australia and the United Kingdom through a bilateral program of exchange called the UK/Australia Season (the Season), through the theme “Who are we now?” and delivered in partnership with the British Council. The Season will celebrate and amplify appreciation for our creative industries, science, innovation and education sectors and play an important role in strengthening the bilateral relationship. Additional information on the objectives and intended outcomes of the approved projects can be found in section 2.1 (page 6) of the ACDGP Guidelines document.

When is it happening?

The Australian component of the Season will run from August to November 2021.

Why is the Australian Government supporting this project?

The UK/Australia Season is an opportunity to strengthen and build new cultural connections, and deepen relationships in business, higher education and government at a time of incredible potential as the two countries negotiate a Free Trade Agreement. The Season will celebrate and amplify appreciation for the diversity and inclusion of our creative industries, First Nations voices, science, innovation and education sectors as well as contribute to deeper business engagement and talent mobility between Australia and the UK. This will be the first time the Australian Government and the British Council have collaborated on a reciprocal Season.

Why is it happening now?

In this moment of rapid change for both nations, and in light of the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Season provides a platform for the people of our nations to connect, to develop our strong relationship, support one another, and exchange cultural experiences.

Through the theme ‘Who are we now? artists, universities and civil society leaders from both Australia and the UK will examine who we are today as two diverse and outward-looking nations. This cultural engagement and exchange will lead to deeper understanding about where we have come from, who we are now and where we can go together.

Who can apply?

You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia and have an Australian Business Number (ABN). Further eligibility criteria can be found in section 4.1 (page 6) of the ACDGP Guidelines document.

When do applications open?

9am (AEST) Tuesday 18 August

When do applications close?

2pm (AEST) Monday 5 October

Where can I find the selection criteria?

Criterion 1 – 6 can be found in section 6 (page 8) of the ACDGP Guidelines document.

Where can I find instructions for applying?

Before applying, you must read and understand the ACDGP Guidelines document as well as the sample grant agreement - accessible at GrantConnect. Detailed instructions for applying can be found in section 7 (page 10) of the ACDGP Guidelines document.

When will I know if my application has been successful?

Applications to the 2020 UK stream of the ACDGP close at 2pm (AEST) on 5 October 2020. We anticipate an announcement approximately 8 – 10 weeks after the closing date on the outcomes of the round.

When can my activity start?

When the grant agreement has been signed by both parties.

Can I submit an application after the grant round has closed?

No, the ACDGP only considers funding through the individual grants rounds.

What about COVID-19?

Successful applicants will be kept up to date with the Season's Covid-19 response, working within the relevant Government guidelines. Companies are responsible for their own Covid-19 planning and risk management.

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