Australia-Thailand Intstitute

ATI Funded Grant Projects

Culture and the Arts

La Trobe University- Muslim Leadership Program 2012: A program in intra-faith dialogue and capacity-building

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $14,300

The Muslim Leadership Program being funded by the ATI builds on the experience of five successful rounds of the Muslim Leadership Program conducted since 2007. This is an intensive civic education program bringing together emerging leaders from Australia, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries specifically designed to foster greater intellectual and creative exchange between Australia and the region, in particular Southeast Asia. The project is due for completion in March 2013 with a full acquittal report to be submitted to the ATI by April 2013.

Participants in the Muslim Leadership Program

Muslim Leadership Program 2012 - program write up

Literary Events Asia Pacific Plus- SEA Write/AP Writers 'Reaching the World' Literary Festival

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $15,147

'Reaching the World' Literary festival is planned to be Thailand's first annual international writers and translators summit and showcase to be held in Bangkok, Thailand. ATI funds will be used to support a six-member Australian delegation of award winning authors and publishing industry leaders, including the proposed keynote speaker. The festival is due to be held in November 2012 with a full acquittal report to be submitted to the ATI by Dec 2012.

Media coverage

"Reaching the World" literary festival kicks off in Bangkok

Off the Wall- Water-Mark

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $6,600

The "Water-Mark" exhibition to be held at the Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture at Chiang Mai University in Thailand aims to forge greater dialogue and understanding between Australia and Thailand through a common theme of climate change inspired by recent flooding and unfortunate loss of life in Thailand and Northern Queensland.

The works will be created during a 3-month residency at the university. The project is due for completion in March 2013 with a full acquittal report to be submitted to the Institute by April 2013.

Light Space Projects - Rituals of Exhibition

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $16,500

This project aims to develop a greater awareness of both Australian and Thai Art within the Asia Pacific context and is in continuation to the "Thailand-Australia Light Space Festival" funded by the ATI in 2011. The current project will fund up to four Australian Artists to undertake master classes and residency during 2012/13.The Rituals of Exhibition Project will facilitate emerging and established artists to develop both professional practice and skills at an international level. The project will take place at KMUT University Bangkok and the University of Phayao, Phayao. The project is due for completion in July 2013 with a full acquittal report submitted to ATI in August 2013.

Contact Inc- Neighbourhood Walks: Chiang Mai

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $21,681

Neighbourhood Walks: Chiang Mai project will support children, families, artists, community members and organisations in Thailand and Australia to make connections, share experiences and develop an international collaboration. It will engage children in their local neighbourhood whilst exploring notions of safety, community and creativity. The project is due for completion in April 2013 with a full acquittal report submitted to the ATI by May 2013.

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art- The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $12,100

ATI is funding the participation of Pratchaya Phintong in the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, a flagship international contemporary art project by the Queensland Art Gallery. Pratchaya Phintong is one of Thailand's most promising young artists and the art project will feature a dynamic presentation of artwork by Pratchaya. The project is due for completion in April 2013 with a full acquittal report submitted to the ATI by May 2013.

Thai artist participating in the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

Third Way Theatre- A Place to Dream

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $11,000

This project involves an inter-cultural artist exchange between established and emerging artists from Australia and Thailand to be held in Northern Thailand over a period of 14 days, concluding with a performance in Chiang Mai. The project is due for completion in December 2012 with a full acquittal report to be submitted to the ATI by Jan 2013.

Australian Thai Artist Interchange- Hua Krathi project

ATI SUPPORT PROVIDED: $17,655

The ATI funded Hua Krathi project is a new visual art activity timed to coincide with the 2013 Thai Culture and Food Festival in Federation Square, which marks it's 10th Anniversary. Hua Krathi will present works by emerging and mid-career Thai artists that will create contemporary site-specific sculptural installations, painting and media works showcasing the diversity of Thai culture. The project is due for completion in March 2013 with a full acquittal report submitted to the Institute in April 2013.