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In association with Arts Centre Melbourne, Playking Foundation offers travel grants to assist Australian artists establish creative connections and pursue performing arts collaborations in Asia-Pacific.

The grants are designed to support travel costs and living expenses for Australian artists visiting Asia-Pacific – and, occasionally, for reciprocal travel to Australia.

Since 2013, Playking Foundation and Arts Centre Melbourne have offered 10 competitive rounds resulting in more than 40 grants to outstanding artists developing intercultural projects and initiating collaborations in a dozen countries.

Each Round awards four grants: two to the value of $5000 and two to the value of $8000.

In the 2019/20 Financial Year, Rounds 11 and 12 are now open.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE NOW OPEN

EOIs and applications are managed through SmartyGrants. Owing to the limited number of grants available, applications are by invitation following an open Expression of Interest process which assists the program to clarify eligibility and to realise its objectives of achieving quality and diversity across artists, art forms, collaborating countries and outcomes.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted at least two weeks before the closing date for each Round to allow applicants time to develop their applications. The program endeavours to respond to all EOIs within ten days. Initial enquiries or assistance with completing EOIs or applications should be directed by email to Pam Soriano on (03) 9281 8504 or at Pam.Soriano@artscentremelbourne.com.au

Submit an Expression of Interest via SmartyGrants

DUE DATES

Round 11 Expressions of Interest submitted no later than 6 September 2019
Completed Applications submitted no later than 20 September 2019
Playking Foundation decisions will be notified by Late October 2019
Round 12 Expressions of Interest submitted no later than 6 March 2020
Completed Applications submitted no later than 20 March 2020
Playking Foundation decisions will be notified by Late April 2020

Before completing your EOI or applications, please download the Playking Travel Grant Guidelines and Expression of Interest procedures.


2013 – 2019 Previous Recipients

David Finnigan (ACT)
Theatre
Philippines
Peter Wilson (VIC)
Puppetry
Cambodia
Tammy Brennan (NSW)
Music & Performance
India
Geoff Nees (VIC)
Performance & Installation
Japan
Reko Rennie (VIC)
Performance & Installation
India
Joanna Dudley (SA)
Performance
Indonesia
Victoria Chiu (VIC)
Dance
China
Anna Tregloan (NSW)
Performance & Installation
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia
Tim Stitz (VIC)
Music & Performance
China
Yaaron Lifschitz (QLD)
Circus
India
Harley Stumm (NSW)
Music & Theatre
Cambodia
Jeff Khan (NSW)
Performance
Philippines & Taiwan
Tamara Harrison (VIC)
Children’s Theatre
Indonesia
Genevieve Lacey (VIC)
Music & Performance
China
Angharad Wynne-Jones (VIC)
Theatre
Japan
Rafaella McDonald (VIC)
Performance & Installation
Indonesia
Liza Lim (VIC)
Music
China
Glyn Roberts (VIC)
Theatre
Singapore
Sandra Thibodeaux (NT)
Theatre
Indonesia
Lara Thoms (VIC)
Performance
Indonesia
CJ Fraser-Bell (VIC)
Theatre
Indonesia
Helen Hristofski (WA)
Theatre
China
Tahli Corin (VIC)
Theatre
Malaysia
Nicola Gunn (VIC)
Performance
Hong Kong
Madeleine Flynn (VIC)
Music & Performance
Korea
Daniel Koerner (VIC)
Digital & Performance
Cambodia
Adena Jacobs (VIC)
Theatre
Indonesia
Brad Spolding (VIC)
Music
Japan & Korea
Max Delany (VIC)
Performance Art
Taiwan, Korea & China
Daryl Buckley (VIC)
Music
China
Natalie Abbott (VIC)
Performance
China
Tamara Saulwick (VIC)
Music & Theatre
Singapore
Emily Sexton (VIC)
Performance
China
Edwin Kemp Attrill (SA)
Theatre
Taiwan
Lawrence English (NSW)
Music
Japan
David Finnigan (ACT)
Theatre
Philippines
Kamarra Bell-Wykes (VIC)
Theatre
Thailand
Melanie Lane (VIC)
Indonesia
Dance
Kath Papas (VIC)
Indonesia
Theatre
Luke George (VIC)
Dance
Taiwan & Philippines

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