Australian Embassy
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Cultural Affairs

Australian Cultural Affairs in France 

View contact details for various Australian businesses, organisations and associations. 


Touring choirs and orchestras

The Australian Embassy in Paris does not host concerts for visiting school choirs and orchestras.
Please click here to download information about alternative venues in France.


Australian Indigenous Culture

Major organisations 

Useful websites


Background to the National Apology and the full text of the formal apology to Australia\'s Indigenous peoples.

Quai Branly Museum


Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct

The Australian Embassy in Paris would like to draw attention to the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct, recently endorsed by the Cultural Ministers Council in Australia. Members of the Indigenous Australian arts industry are expected to have signed-up to the Code by early 2010, after which the Embassy will give preference to working with Australian commercial entities that are signatories to the Code. Whilst only Australian individuals and companies can become signatories to the Code, the Embassy strongly encourages all those involved in the sale of Indigenous Australian art in France to respect the principles outlined therein.

The Code is the result of a 2007 inquiry into the Indigenous visual arts industry by the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications, Information Technology and Arts. Undertaken in response to reports of unscrupulous conduct in the industry, in particular reports of unfair and unethical treatment of Indigenous artists, the Code aims to promote fair trade practice, through the establishment of strict provisions that commercial dealers and galleries will be asked to sign up to.

The Code Administration Committee, comprising industry representatives with secretariat support from DEWHA, will administer the Code and determine which Australian commercial entities are granted signatory status. The status of dealers/galleries can be confirmed with the Code Administration Committee Secretariat (Email:

For more information on Code please visit the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct website.

For cultural projects in France from July 2017 to end June 2018 : the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) is now online on GrantConnect

Deadline for applications is 12 April 2017 AEST (11 avril en France)


The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program


The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) is intended to support projects that engage audiences, establish ongoing networks and promote collaboration and exchange. Projects supported by the ACDGP should:

• Expand audiences and markets for Australian artistic work and creative products.

• Promote Australian expertise in arts production and management.

• Leverage public-private partnerships.

• Recognise the role of cultural actors as authentic and accessible agents of social change.

• Influence perceptions of Australia at home and abroad.


The objectives of the ACDGP are to:

• Support innovative collaboration and exchange.

• Promote our economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience.

• Support cultural diplomacy initiatives in DFAT’s Focus Country’s (Japan 2018).

• Foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally.

• Leverage existing partnerships and fostering engagement with key stakeholders in line with our economic diplomacy objectives.



To be eligible you must:

• be one of the following entity types:

• an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)

• a consortium with a lead organisation

• a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation

• an Australian local government body

• an Australian State/Territory government body

• a corporate Commonwealth entity

• an Australian statutory authority

• be an Australian or permanent resident of Australia

• and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.


Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.

Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university, i.e. your university is the applicant.

Grant Activity Timeframe:  The grant round will close at 2pm (AEST) on 12/4/2017.  Grants will be negotiated in July-August for projects starting before June 2018.

Estimated Grant Value (AUD): From $5,000.00 to $60,000.00

Instructions for Lodgement:  The grant application form can be downloaded at The application form includes help information.


Australia Council

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. The Council has revised the grants program in response to the 2015-16 budget measures. The program supports a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. The new model will make it easier and simpler to apply for grants.


Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund

Catalyst is the Australian Government's new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.

Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

Projects by, or that involve, small to medium organisations will be given priority. The fund may also support some gallery, library, archive, museum, arts education and infrastructure projects.

Catalyst will complement Australia Council, Creative Partnerships Australia and other support programs.

The Ministry for the Arts will administer Catalyst. Applications will be assessed by a combination of independent and Ministry for the Arts assessors.