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.

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

Since 2013, Playking and Arts Centre Melbourne have responded to expressions of interest and invited applicants to submit proposals in 8 competitive rounds awarding a total of 33 grants to outstanding artists developing collaborations in 12 countries.

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
Daryl Buckley (VIC)
Music
China
Brad Spolding (VIC)
Sonic Arts
Japan & Korea
Max Delany (VIC)
Performance & Art
Indonesia, Thailand, Japan & Taiwan
Natalie Abbott (VIC)
Performance
China
Adena Jacobs (VIC)
Theatre
Indonesia & Singapore
Daniel Koerne (VIC)
Digital Performance
Cambodia
Lucy Guerin (VIC)
Dance
Indonesia
Various (NSW, VIC)
Performance
Mongolia

New Grant Rounds Announced

After a review of the program’s outcomes in early 2017, Playking Trustees and Arts Centre Melbourne were pleased to extend the program. In 2017/18 a further eight grants were awarded in Rounds 7 and 8. Rounds 9 and 10 have now been announced.

Round 9 – Closing date 30 September, 2018

Round 10 – Closing date 30 March, 2019

To be able to respond better to a wide range of proposals, it was determined to offer grants at different levels: two grants of $5,000 and two grants of $8,000 are now awarded in each round.

Expressions of Interest are open to all and may be submitted at any time up to four weeks before the closing of each Round. Following a review of each EOI, applicants may then be invited to submit a full application.

Expressions of Interest for Round 8 are now open

Applications for Playking Travel Grants are by invitation only following an Expression of Interest process. Please download the Guidelines here and submit an Expression of Interest via Smarty Grants here.

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