The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.
Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.
Most of Australia’s games companies are independent studios creating original IP and benefiting from the huge global demand driving a steady pipeline of work on licensed properties, ‘work for hire’ projects and multi-studio collaborations.
In 2021, one out of every ten games on Apple’s new Apple Arcade video game platform was made in either Australia or New Zealand. In July 2022, the recently announced Australian Federal 30% Digital Games Tax Offset will go into effect with additional offsets and incentives offered by the various States and Territories leading to even more growth.
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission and the Office of Home Affairs representing the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce will be attending Pocket Gamer Connects London from 14-15 February 2022 to promote creative collaboration between Australia and the UK in the digital games sector, and to spread the word about what Australia has to offer.