The Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, today announced the recipients of 16 new Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) grants.
Successful grant proposals include:
- A Curtin University project to enhance the teaching of mathematics, science, technology and engineering in Indonesia;
- A new dance work from Indonesian dancer, Rianto and Australian company Dance North, to be performed in both countries;
- An Australia Indonesia Awards Project recognising Australian contributions to closer relations between Australia and Indonesia;
- Introducing netball to Indonesia and promoting women's participation in sport;
- A tour of Indonesia by Australian rap musicians The Brothahood, who will entertain young Indonesian audiences and share their experiences as Muslims in Australia
The AII Chair, Associate Professor Greg Fealy, noted the high calibre of applications and the importance these grants played in strengthening people-to-people links between Australia and Indonesia.
"As neighbours and strategic partners, the work of the AII and its grantees fulfils an important role in updating perceptions and understanding between the people of both countries," Fealy said.
More information about the Australia-Indonesia Institute, the grants program and the full list of successful grant recipients is available on the Australia-Indonesia Institute webpage.