Building creative ties between Australia and Indonesia

Australian artists must explore Indonesia from Asialink Video.

Last week in Melbourne, AIYA Victoria and Asialink hosted a discussion on creative links between Australia and Indonesia. The panel, which included visual artist Tim Woodward, Melbourne-based musician Tristan Coleman and Indonesian actress Rani Pramesti, looked at Indonesia’s burgeoning arts scene and the opportunities for closer engagement between Australian and Indonesian artists.

Indonesian speakers can also check out a fascinating interview with Rani on the Radio Australia website.

Applications are open!

Today, we’re ecstatic to announce that the application process for the first Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth is now open!

This October, the successful delegates for CAUSINDY 2013 will take part in an exciting four day program hosted at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Delegates will have an amazing opportunity to connect with leading experts, commentators, and figures from Australia and Indonesia, as well as the chance to connect with other like-minded young people with a keen interest in the bilateral relationship. Successful applicants will have their travel and accommodation costs subsidised.

Delegates will also have the chance to network with leaders in business and government from both countries.

Apply to become a delegate to CAUSINDY 2013.

As a premier bilateral event that has attracted the support of national governments, and tier-1 university and corporate partners, CAUSINDY is aimed at the future movers and shakers of the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. This year 30 outstanding young leaders (15 from Australia and 15 from Indonesia) will be selected from diverse range of professional backgrounds will be selected to join the conference.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Outstanding leadership qualities;
  • Superior academic achievement;
  • Superior performance in their chosen profession;
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Australia – Indonesia relationship, for example through academic or language studies, in-country experience, participation in the bilateral discourse; and
  • Most importantly: youthful – between 21-35 years of age.

Because places are limited, it is likely that successful candidates will need to strongly satisfy all of the criteria above – this may mean some experience working full-time, in addition to completing a bachelor/S1 degree, as well as an ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to the bilateral relationship through your occupation or extra-curricular involvements.

If this sounds like you, please click here to apply.

Think you might be a future candidate for CAUSINDY? No hurry – we’re planning to run the conference again next year, and beyond. If you’re interested, be sure to join our Facebook page or sign up for our mailing list.