Playking Grant

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PlayKing Grant

New Rounds Announced!

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 6 competitive rounds awarding a total of 25 grants to outstanding artists developing collaborations in 11 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
 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

New Grant Rounds Announced

After a review of the program’s outcomes in early 2017, Playking Trustees and Arts Centre Melbourne are pleased to extend the program and announce two new rounds:

Round 7 - Closing date 1 October, 2017
Round 8 - Closing date 23 March, 2018

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

Expressions of Interest Now Open

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