Taking the ‘show’ on the road is your opportunity to share your talent with the world. Creative Victoria’s International Engagement program will empower you to make your dreams a reality.

Showcasing the best in local creativity, products and services, the International Engagement grant is your stepping stone to reach new overseas audiences, extend the impact of your work, collaborate with others and raise the profile of Victoria’s creative sector globally.

Who can apply?

The International Engagement funding round is open to current recipients of the 2024 Creative Enterprises Program, Creative Ventures Program, Regional Partnerships and the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF).

Key dates

Round opens: Round now closed.

Round closes: 3pm, Thursday 21 September, 2023

Successful project commencement: from 1 January, 2024

It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until the funding results are available.

How to apply

Applications for this program are now closed. Please note: this funding program is INVITATION ONLY.

Find general information on using the grants portal, including how to register and FAQ about the Portal.

Who do I talk to?

Stuart Koop, Senior Manager, International

Guidelines and tools

After you apply

Once you submit your application on the DJSIR Portal you’ll receive an email acknowledgement.

Our Grants team will then check that your application meets all the eligibility criteria, and we’ll assess it against the published aims and criteria.

You’ll be notified by email of the outcome approximately 12 weeks after the published closing date.

See Information for applicants

Successful applications

If your funding application is successful, you’ll receive a funding agreement outlining the conditions for funding, payment information and reporting requirements.

See Information for current recipients

Notification of funding outcomes

There’s high a level of demand for Creative Victoria funding, so we recommend that you plan for contingencies if your application is unsuccessful (e.g., other funding sources). Please don’t make commitments based on the assumption that you’ll receive funding until you’ve received written confirmation of your final funding outcome.

Funding recommendations are subject to approval by the Minister for Creative Industries. Feedback on your application is provided at Creative Victoria’s discretion and may not be available when you receive notification of your funding outcome.

Payment of grants

Program funding payments are conditional on you meeting your obligations under your Funding Agreement with DJSIR, including fulfilling any payment milestone outcomes or deliverables set out in the Funding Agreement.