INDONESIAN ARTS AND CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2018

2018 INDONESIAN ARTS AND CULTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
17  March —24 June 2018

 

A. BACKGROUND

The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (IACS) has been conducted since 2003 and was initially offered to and participated by member countries of the South West Pacific Dialogue (SwPD); Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and the host Indonesia.

Bearing in mind the significance and advantages obtained from the program, the schlarshlp was expanded over the years to include member countries of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, PIF countries, as well as many countries from all regions in the world. In periode of 2003 to 2017, the scolarship has been awarded to 776 alumni from 69 countries.

Due to the limited space and the vast amount of interest in the program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with Indonesian Embassies and Consulates overseas, hold a series of selection process. Taken into considerations are, among others, the awardees′ background, gender and regional representation and the interest to learn Indonesian culture.

In order to deepen the awardees′ understanding of Indonesian arts and culture, and to enhance their skills for the final performance, awardees will be divided and assigned by the organising committee to different arts centers for the duration of approximately 3 (three) months. The arts centers are located in 6 (six) Provinces, namely Bali; West Sumatera, East Kalimantan, East Java, South Sulawesi and Yogyakarta.

Awardees will live within or around the arts centers, allowing for the chance to experience the local heritage and interact with the local community. Synergy between theory and practices shared inside and outside the art centers would undoubtedly become the driving force for shaping international cultures and norms, and will eventually strengthen regional as well as global understanding and cooperation at a people-to-people level.

B. OBJECTIVE

The program serves to demonstrate Indonesia′s commitment as an initiator of the establishment of South West Pacific Dialogue and as the originator member of ASEAN in advancing the social culture cooperation in the region. The program also has an objective to encourage better understanding amongst participants from member countries through Indonesia′s immensely diverse art and cultural heritage. Finally, the programme aims to cultivate a culture of cooperation, emerging from direct contact and sharing of cultures amongst people involved in the program, leading to thriving diplomatic relations in the region and worldwide.

C. PARTICIPANTS

Awardees of the 2018 IACS will be targeted from many countries: member countries of ASEAN, ASEAN + 3, East Asia Summit, ASEAN Dialog Partners, ASEAN + European Union, Asia Pacific Economi Cooperation, Asia-Europe Meeting, Africa Region, Melanesian Spearhead Group and members of South West Pacific Dialog as the original participants of Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship. 

D. TIME

The non-degree arts and culture scholarship Is offered for three months period of time, starting on 17 March to 24 June 2018.

E. LOCATION

After 1 (one) week of orientation/introduction of the program in Jakarta, awardees are given the art center designated for them by the organizing committee on the basis of their motiviation, interest, gender, regional dispersion etc. Decision of the designated arts center is subject to the discretion of the organizing committee.


F. LIST OF COURSES

Basically, all awardees will learn about Indonesian arts and culture in general while their staying in the art centers. However, some of the the courses will be different in each art center depending on the local arts and culture. For example, in East Java, the awardees will learn Javanese art and culture including Madurese Gamelan, process of batik and its significance; karawitan; traditional Javanese dance; and Javanese language. In Bali, the awardees will learn Balinese art and culture, namely Balinese dance and gamelan. Meanwhile, in South Sulawesi, the awardees will learn the Sulawesi arts and culture, as well as the local language.

Each art centre will arrange social and environment projects moreover special visit to several historic places as well as renowned tourist destinations for awardees.

Prior to their residency at art centres, awardees should participate in one week orientation in Jakarta and will learn issues such as the aim and objectives of the Scholarship; Introduction to Indonesian Culture; Indonesian contemporary arts and cultures, Information about the activities and curriculum offered by the art centers, etc.

All awardees will perform in an arts and cultural night titled "Indonesia Channel" to remark the closing of the scholarship program. The "Indonesia Channel" is scheduled to be held on 21 June 2018. Awardees will return back to their respective countries on the following days.


G. SCHOLARSHIP COVERAGE

The scholarship will cover:

Tuition fee (including extra-curricular activities);
• A round trip economy class ticket;
• Accommodation (board and lodging);

• Local transportation during program;
Health insurance (limited). 
All awardees are advised to have their own health insurance
• Monthly allowance of Rp. 2.000.000,-

• The scholarship will not cover excess baggage for participants

H. APPLICATION SUBMISSION

For the foreign applicants, the application form could be sent to:

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
BUDAPEST
Information and Social Cultural Affairs
1068 Budapest, Varosligeti Fasor 26
 

information regarding Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship and its application form can be accessed and download at the IACS icon in the Indonesiaan Ministry of Foregn Affairs′  webstie (www.kemlu.go.id) or just click the link: http://www.kemlu.go.id/Pages/informationSheet.aspx?IDP=92&l=en.

Important:

All applications should be received by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Budapest on 20 January 2018, at the latest.

For Application Form and Personal Statement please send your request to information@indonesianembassy.hu,

 

I. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.       Candidates should  be a single, between the ages of 21 to 27 years-old with at least a high school diploma;

2.    Candidates should possess high interest and talent in arts. Arts students or those with an academic history on Indonesian culture are encouraged to apply;
 
3.    Bearing in mind the intensity of the program, candidates are highly advised to ensure prime physical mentally/psychologist conditions, particularly for female candidates to ensure that they do not conceive prior and during the program;
 
4. Participants must arrive in Indonesia a day before the Orientation Program;
 
5. Participants must follow the whole program, including orientation program and Indonesian Channel;

6.  Candidates must complete the application form (attached) and submit it along with the followings: 
 1)    A Motivation Letter;
  2)  3 (three) passport-sized photographs;
 3)     A photo-copy of passport with validity period at least two (2) years;
 4)     A photo-copy of academic diploma;
 5)   A photo-copy of the latest valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner. On the day of leaving  the origin country, participants should equipped themselves with a valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner
5)  A motivation letter, stating why candidates are interested to join IACS and their plans after completing the program.
6)      A letter of recommendation;
7)      A personal statement declaring the following:
a.  the willingness to be subject to Indonesian laws and regulations during his/her stay in Indonesia-,
b.  the willingness to follow all the rules and regulations set up by the organizing committee and art centers;
c. the willingness to accept the facilities provided by the organizing committee and arts centers, and at the designated accommodations;
d.  not to work or be employed for financial benefits during the program;
e.  the willingness to follow the travel arrangements arranged by the organizing committee to and from Indonesia;
f.    the willingness to participate in all the program arranged by the organising committee and art centers, unless, during the program, declared unfit by a qualified medical practitioner;
g.  the willingness to leave Indonesia after the closing ceremony, at a date determined by the organizing committee;
h. the willingness to pay penalty and to finance my own travel expenses, should I withdraw my participation during the course of the program.  

7. The programme will include Indonesian language lessons.  A mastery (be it minium) in Bahasa Indonesia  will be an advantage for candidates, but it is not a main criterion for the programme, meanwhile basic skill in English is compulsory.

 

J. CONTACT DETAILS

For further information, please send email to: information@indonesianembassy.hu or iacs@kemlu.go.id
 

 

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