The Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI) is pleased to announce its inaugural Artist-in-Residency Program.
The residency is open to artists over the age of 18 (with a proven art practice of at least three years) in visual arts, performing arts and literature. More information can be found in the ATI artist-in-residency guidelines (link to guidelines document).
Online submissions will be accepted between 1 September 2013 and 30 September 2013.
An online link to the application form will be available on this website from 1 September.
Discover Thailand Scholarships
During the Thai Prime Minister’s visit to Australia in May 2012, the then Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, jointly announced with Her Excellency Yingluck Sinawatra the launch of the Discover Thailand Scholarships program.
Eleven $4,000 scholarships (administered through Universities Australia) have now been awarded to Australian university students to study in Thailand for a semester or more.
The Board has approved another tranche of scholarships to be awarded in 2014.
For more information regarding these scholarships please visit the Universities Australia website.
The ATI funded an expansion of the Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement (BRIDGE) program to include Thai-Australia school partnerships. More information on the establishment of the BRIDGE Thailand program can be found at the Asia Education Foundation website.
Senior Australian Journalists Visit to Thailand and Malaysia
The ATI has partnered with the Australia-Malaysia Institute to fund a group of senior Australian journalists to travel to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok in October 2013. The journalists will engage with senior politicians, intellectuals and editorial contacts, exposing senior journalists to Southeast Asian issues, culture and politics. It will also provide the group with the opportunity to make valuable contacts in the region.
The delegation will be led by Australia-Malaysia Board member Ms Geraldine Doogue (ABC) and Australia-Thailand Institute Board member Mr Jim Middleton (Australia Network/ABC).
Next Generation Community Leaders Visit
Now in its ninth year, this annual program will again bring young Thai community leaders from differing faiths and regional areas to Australia to experience our culture and gain an understanding of the different ways in which multiculturalism is approached by the Australian Government and private sector organisations, and embraced by communities. The next visit is currently scheduled for February 2014.