Calling all applicants - Get involved with Australia now France 2021–22!

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30 November 2020


The Australian Embassy in France, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to become part of our flagship public diplomacy program, Australia now 2021–22.

Australia now France 2021–22 will strengthen Franco-Australian networks and open exciting new opportunities for partnerships and exchange across a range of sectors, including culture, education, science and research, emerging technologies, business, sport, tourism and lifestyle.


Applications are open now and close on 30 October 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 27 November 2020.

Is there funding available?

At this stage there is no specific funding for Australia now France 2021-2022, but there are cultural grants available to Australian individuals and organisations through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP). Applicants do not need to apply for a grant in order to participate.
Other federal, state and territory funding bodies also have information on their available grants:
Australia Council for the Arts – applications close on 1 September. For First Nations projects, there are additional funding opportunities for contemporary music and through the Cherish Fund II. Closing date for the latter two funds is 6 October.


Becoming involved provides the opportunity for individuals and cultural organisations to be part of a high profile campaign, bringing greater visibility to your individual project. Projects selected will be included in our official program, promoted through an Australia now France 2021–2022 marketing and communications campaign, and granted use of our Australia now logo.

France is world renowned for its dedication to, and love for, culture and the arts. Come and be part of this exciting and vibrant world!

How do I apply?

We are inviting individuals and organisations in Australia and France to submit their project proposals for inclusion in the program. Fully funded projects will be prioritised. Please see the below links and application forms for more information on how to apply. Completed application forms should be submitted to:

Australia now France 2021–22 – REQUEST FOR INCLUSION

Australia now France 2021–22 – Application form English