DLGSC views supporting international engagement as essential to the development of a rich and diverse cultural life for this State and as a key way of building markets for Western Australian arts and culture.

DLGSC works to increase international opportunities for WA artists and organisations. It recognises that international interaction can inspire and reinvigorate, build skills, develop new audiences, extend cross-cultural awareness and enhance WA's trade and diplomatic profile.

DLGSC supports international arts activity via the arts grants program and by working across Government to include arts and culture in sister-state programs and overseas trade and investment promotions.