Maitri Cultural Partnerships

Australia and India have vibrant creative industries, and are internationally renowned in film, theatre, literature and visual arts. 

The Maitri Cultural Partnerships support greater exchange and collaboration between Australian and Indian creative industries.

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artistic collaboration

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Showcasing the best
of Australian culture

The Maitri Cultural Partnerships 2023-24 grants round is divided into three programs:

  • Maitri Cultural Partnerships Major Collaboration Grant
    Supporting major Australian cultural organisations to engage Indian partners (funding up to $250,000)
  • Maitri Cultural Partnerships First Nations Collaboration Grants
    Cultural collaboration that supports First Nations' participation (funding up to $250,000)
  • Maitri Cultural Partnerships Collaboration Grants
    Supporting collaboration of small to medium sized Australian cultural organisations and community groups (funding up to $70,000)


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Full details of all Maitri grant opportunities, including grant guidelines, are made available on the Australian Government's website GrantConnect. We recommend you register on GrantConnect to receive automatic notifications and information about upcoming rounds. 

You must read and understand the eligibility criteria and program objectives stated in the grant guidelines before commencing an application. Ineligible applications will not progress to the assessment stage.


Applications for the Maitri Cultural Partnerships program is now closed. 


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Maitri Cultural Partnerships