Saraswati Arts Program
The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) in cooperation with the Australia Council for the Arts has developed a new program of assistance for arts and cultural programs between Australia and Indonesia. Named the Saraswati Arts Program after Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, Learning and the Arts, it will assist projects which build on currently existing cultural relationships between Australia and Indonesia.
Under this new program, the AII intends to make a number of grants per year of up to $20,000 to assist Australian and Indonesian arts organisations and individuals to further develop existing links and experience to produce new cultural programs and events. The program aims to encourage Indonesian organisations to include Australian product in their programs, and for Australians to similarly seek Indonesian partners for longer-term projects. The emphasis is on projects taking place in Indonesia, however, projects in Australia involving Indonesian partners and/or content are also eligible for consideration.
Saraswati Arts Program grants will not provide total funding for projects and potential applicants must have support from other sources of funding.
The Board of the AII will consider applications for these grants at any of its meetings during the year. Expressions of Interest should be submitted using the Online Expression of Interest Form and must be received by the AII Secretariat by the deadline for the receipt of expressions of interest for the relevant meeting.
Enquiries concerning this program should be directed by email to firstname.lastname@example.org