2018 recipients

Lucy Guerin Inc, $30,000
To tour the dance work 'Split' to ten prestigious dance festivals and events in Jakarta, Groningen, Dusseldorf, Aarhus, Tokyo, New York, Portland, Budapest, Paris and Bruges.

ILBIJERRI Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-operative Ltd, $30,000
To tour the dance work BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR to Canada. The six-week, five venue tour will be ILBIJERRI's biggest ever international tour and will take in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Circus Oz, $30,000
To tour its latest production 'Model Citizens' to Spain (six performances) and Germany (33 performances) in November and December 2018.

Emerging Writers' Festival, $6,770
For an exchange project with Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. This will see three artists, who are participating in the 2018 Emerging Writers Festival, travel to Bali in October to take part in the Ubud Festival. The exchange participants will also take part in the 2018 Digital Writers' Festival.

Arena Theatre Company, $9,900
To travel to China as one of only 10 international productions, and the only Australian company, to perform at the China National Children’s Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Wantok Musik, $20,000
To travel to Papua New Guinea to present the 'A Bit Na Ta' installation in Port Moresby. The installation celebrates Pacific song, dance and culture through recordings, soundscapes and films and will be presented as part of the activities surrounding the APEC Summit.

Melbourne Writers Festival, $30,000
To bring a delegation of international literary programmers to Melbourne during the festival in August. The delegates will meet and network with Australian publishers, build awareness and understanding of Victorian writers and writing talent, and develop international exchange partnerships with local literary organisations.

Melbourne Fringe, $10,000
To support an international residency by Germany's Forschungstheater and Hamburg-based artist Sybille Peters during the 2018 Fringe Festival. The residency will be part of the festival's XS program of experimental, contemporary and live art for children.

La Mama Inc, $30,000
For the La Mama team to travel to Bandung, Indonesia in August to work with Indonesian theatre company Mainteater to collaborate on the development of a new performance 'Hades Fading (Hades Memudar)'. The project will premiere in Indonesia and will tour around regional areas in 2019 before an Australian performance season in 2020.

Chunky Move, $25,000
To tour the performance 'Complexity of Belonging' to the Netherlands including a performance as the opening production for the 2018 December Dance Festival at Concertgebouw, Brugge.

Liquid Architecture Sound, $19,500
To undertake a new sound art project ‘Why Listen to Plants’ in Lofoten, Norway.

Red Stitch Actors Theatre, $30,000
To undertake the company's first international tour where it will give five performances of the play 'desert, 6.29pm' at the 2018 Wuzhen Theatre Festival in China.

Rawcus Theatre Company Inc, $30,000
For Rawcus' first international project which will see the ensemble travel to San Francisco to develop a work with acclaimed dancer and choreographer Marc Brew. During the residency, Rawcus will also exchange their skills and undertake professional development activities with AXIS Dance Company.

International Engagement funding recipients 2016

Melbourne Writers Festival $25,000
The second phase of a partnership between Melbourne Writers Festival and the Jaipur Literary Festival. The project will strengthen cultural relationships with India and aims to bring new audiences to the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Chamber Made Opera $20,000
The Tea House Sanctuary project builds on Chamber Made Opera's relationships and reputation in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province, and includes a new partnership with the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. The collaboration will result in a new work for presentation in both Chengdu and in Melbourne.

Polyglot Theatre $35,000
In 2017, Polyglot Theatre will present the world premiere season of a new interactive theatre performance Cerita Anak (Child's Story) to audiences in Indonesia and Australia. The work is an intercultural and artistic collaboration with long-term partner, Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Indonesia.

Castlemaine State Festival $40,000
Castlemaine State Festival will present a 'Feature on Philippines' program, including collaborations with 13 artists and five key Philippine arts, education and cultural institutions and companies.

ILBIJERRI will tour its acclaimed production JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN to the United States, building on successful seasons in London and Dublin (2014) and Canada (2016). This is the first time the theatre company will present its work in the US.

Flying Fruit Fly Circus $25,000
This project will establish Albury/Wodonga's Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Cambodia, launching a new partnership with Phare Circus in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Building on an existing partnership with the Vietnam School of Circus and Vaudeville in Hanoi, this will consolidate the  Flying Fruit Flies as a leading circus arts partner in Asia and will create performance opportunities in all three countries.

Victorian Opera $35,000
Victorian Opera will present The Butterfly Lovers - one of China's Four Great Folktales – in Singapore.  The production will also be presented in Melbourne.

Phillip Adams BalletLab $20,000
Phillip Adams BalletLab has been commissioned to choreograph a new contemporary dance work and two residencies in Brazil, leading to the world premiere of PACIFIC in November 2016. A reciprocal visit is planned for 2017 to build on the partnership.

Finucane & Smith $10,000
Finucane & Smith will present their theatre work, The Flood, as part of the 2016 Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival, in November 2016 – the first Australian drama to be presented by the Festival in its 12-year history.

Lisa Roet $13,000
Artists Lisa Roet will present her visual art installation, Golden Monkey, a highlight of White Night Melbourne 2016, at K11 Artspace in Hong Kong, in December 2016.