Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship 2009

9/4/2009

 
Short Term Programme
Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship
29 July – 29 October 2009

A. BACKGROUND

The 2009 Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship is the seventh year of the Program that was initially offered and awarded to 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 success of the program, the offer was expanded over the years to include member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea), and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), as well as India and South Africa. Last year, Indonesia welcomed new awardees from Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year will see new awardees from Austria.

Due to the limited space and the 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 future awardees’ background, gender and regional representation.

In order to deepen the awardees’ understanding of Indonesian arts and culture, and to enhance their skills for the final performance (Indonesia Channel), awardees will be divided and assigned by the organizing committee to different arts centers for the duration of approximately two and a half month. The arts centers are located in Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Solo, Central Java; and Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.

Awardees will live within or around the arts centers, allowing for the chance to experience the local heritage and to 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 aims at demonstrating Indonesia’s commitment as an initiator of the establishment of Southwest Pacific Dialogue (SwPD) and as the originator member of ASEAN in advancing the social culture cooperation in the region. The program also has as objective to encourage better understanding amongst awardees of participating countries through Indonesia’s immensely diverse art and cultural heritage. Finally, to cultivate a cultural 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. AWARDEES

Awardees of the 2009 IACS include awardees of regional organizations of the SwPD, ASEAN+3, and PIF, as well as from India, South Africa, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, the United States, and this year, Austria.

D. TIME

The non-degree arts and culture scholarship is offered for a period of three months.

E. LOCATION

The scholarship awardees will be divided into four groups and assigned to the four arts centers (sanggar) located in Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Solo, Central Java; and Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.

F. LIST OF COURSES

In Bandung, West Java, awardees will learn Sundanese art and culture namely the production, maintenance and appreciation to angklung; karawitan, wayang golek, and traditional dance of Sunda and West Java. They will also learn Sundanese and Indonesian Language as a component of the culture.

The awardees will learn Javanese art and culture such as the process of batik and its significance; karawitan; traditional Javanese dance; and Javanese language and culture in Yogyakarta dan Solo.

In Bali, awardees will learn Balinese art and culture. Balinese artists will teach Balinese art and culture namely Balinese dance, paintings, carving and gamelan lively. Each art center will also arrange special visit to several historic as well as renowned tourist destinations for participant.

Prior to their placement in the art centers, the awardees will undertake an orientation for a week in Jakarta and will learn issues such as the Aim and Objectives of the

Scholarship; Introduction to Indonesian Culture; Information about Bandung, Yogyakarta, Solo and Bali provinces.

G. SCHOLARSHIP


The Scholarship includes:
   
  • Tuition fee (including extra-curricular activities);
  • A round trip economy class plane ticket;
  • Accommodation (board and lodging);
  • Health insurance;
  • Monthly allowance of Rp. 1.500.000,-.

    H. ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

    The Directorate of Public Diplomacy
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
    Telephone : +62 21 381 3480
    Fax : +62 21 385 8035
    e-mail : iacs2009@yahoo.com

    Terms and Conditions

    1. Candidates should preferably be between the ages of 18 to 35 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 conditions, particularly for female candidates to ensure that they are not conceiving prior to and during the program; 
    4. Candidates must complete the application form (attached) and submit it along with the followings:
    1.  3 (three) passport-sized photographs;
    2. A photo-copy of passport with validity period at least two years. For Indonesian applicants could submit a copy of ID Card (KTP); 
    3. A photo-copy of academic diploma;
    4. A photo-copy of the latest valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner;
    5. A recommendation letter;
    6. A personal statement declaring the following:

    • the willingness to be subject to Indonesian laws and regulations during his/her stay in Indonesia;
    • the willingness to follow all the rules and regulations set up by the organizing committee and art centers;
    • the willingness to accept the facilities provided by the organizing committee and arts centers and stay at the designated accommodations;
    • not to work or be employed for financial benefits during the program;
    • the willingness to follow the travel arrangements arranged by the organizing committee to and from Indonesia;
    • the willingness to participate in all the program arranged by the organizing committee and art centers, unless, during the program, declared unfit by a qualified medical  practitioner;
    • the willingness to leave Indonesia immediately after the closing ceremony, at a date determined by the organizing committee (not required for Indonesian applicants);
    •  the willingness to bear any excess baggage at his/her expenses.

    Programme

    29 July – 29 October 2009

    I.    Orientation programme in Jakarta, 29 July – 4 August 2009

    • Bahasa Indonesia courses;
    • Introduction to Indonesian history, culture and foreign policy;  
    • Visits to museums and other Indonesian tourism landmarks; 
    • An outbound training at Ciloto, West Java
    II. Indonesian Arts and Cultural Training, 5 August – October 2009
    • Sundanese culture (in Bandung)

    a. Angklung and arumba (traditional Sundanese instruments);
    b. Wayang golek (traditional Sundanese puppetry);
    c. Selected Sundanese dances;
    d. Pencak silat (traditional Sundanese martial arts);
    e. Extra-curricular activities, excursions and field study.

    • Javanese culture (in Solo and Yogyakarta)

    a. Selected Javanese dances;
    b. Karawitan musical arts;
    c. Batik paintings;
    d. Traditional ceramics processing;
    e. Extra-curricular activities, excursions and field study.

    • Balinese culture (in Denpasar)

    a. Selected Balinese dances;
    b. Gamelan (traditional Balinese instruments);
    c. Balinese carving;
    d. Balinese paintings;
    e. Extra-curricular activities, excursions and field study.

    II.    Indonesia Channel 2009, 23 October 2009

    Indonesia Channel is a special performance presented by IACS awardees who have learned a wide-range of Indonesian cultures in 4 (four) art centers in different cities for almost three months. This performance involves a concept of collaboration where awardees will cooperate with national musician and Indonesian arts community. This year, Indonesia Channel will be held in Solo, Central Java.

    Application should be submitted to an Indonesian representative office near you:

    1. Australia
      Canberra
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      8 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumia ACT, 2600 Canberra
      Tel. +61-2 6250 8600
      Fax. +61-2 6273 3545

      Melbourne
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      72 Queens Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
      Tel. +61-3 9525 2755
      Fax. +61-3 9525 1588

      Sidney
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      236-238 Maroubra Road, Maroubra,NSW 2035, Sidney
      Tel. +61-2 9344 9933
      Fax. +61-2 9349 6854

      Darwin
      Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia
      20 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin, NT 0800
      GPO Box 1953, Darwin, NT 0801
      Tel. +61-8 8941 0048, 8941 0451
      Fax. +61-8 8941 2709

      Perth
      Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia
      134 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004
      PO. Box 6683, East Perth,WA 6892
      Tel. +61-08 92115858
      Fax. +61-08 9221 5688


    2. Austria
      Embassy if the Republic of Indonesia
      Gustav Tschermakgasse 5-7, A-1180 Wien
      Tel. +43-1 47 623
      Fax. +43-1 4790557


    3. Brunei Darussalam
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      Simpang 528, Lot.4498, Kg. Sungai Hanching Baru
      Jalan Muara, Bandar Seri Begawan BC 2115
      Tel. +673 2330180, 2330358, 2330361, 2330445
      Fax. +673 2330646


    4. Cambodia
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      No. 1, Street 466 Corner Norodom Boulevard
      P.O. Box 894, Phnom Penh
      Tel. +855-23 217 934, 216 148
      Fax. +855-23 217 566


    5. Fiji
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      6th Floor RA Marama Building
      91 Gordon Street,Suva
      P.O. Box 878 SUVA
      Tel. +679 331 6697
      Fax. +679 331 6696


    6. India
      New Delhi
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      50-A, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri,
      New Delhi-110021
      Tel. +91-11 2611 8642
      Fax. +91-11 2688 6763

      Mumbay
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      19, Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai 400 026
      Tel. +91-022 2386 8678, 2380 0940
      Fax. +91-022 2380 0941, 2380 5862


    7.  Islamic Republic of Iran
       Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
       210, Ghaemmagham Farahani Ave.
       P. O. Box 11365/4564,Teheran
       Tel. +98-21 8871 6865, 8871 7251, 8871 3655
       Fax. +98-21 8871 8822


    8. Japan
      Tokyo
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      5-2-9 Higashi Gotanda
      Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022
      P.O. Box 11365/4564
      Tel. +81-3 3441 4201
      Fax. +81-3 3447 1697
       
      Osaka
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      Resona Semba Bldg. 6th Floor 4 – 4- 21,
      Minami Semba, Chuo-Ku, Osaka 542-0081
      Tel. +81-06 6252 9828
      Fax. +81-06 6252 9872


    9. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue P.O. Box 277, Vientianne
      Tel. +856-21 413909
      Fax. +856-21 21 8527


    10. Malaysia

      Kuala Lumpur
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      No.233 Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur,P.O. Box 10889
      Tel. +603 21452011, 21421151, 21421354,21411421, 21431572
      Fax. +603 21417908, 21423878

      Johor Bahru
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      723, Jalan Ayer Molek 80000, Johor Bahru
      Tel. +607 2212000, 2223396, 2229301
      Fax. +607 2248309, 2223397

      Kota Kinabalu
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      Lorong Kemajuan, Karamunsing, Peti Surat 11595, 88817 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
      Tel. +60-088 218 600, 218 258
      Fax. +60-088 215 170

      Kuching
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      Lt. 6, bangunan Binamas No. 1, Jalan Padungan
      93100, Kuching, Sarawak
      Tel. +60-82 241 734, 421 734
      Fax. +60-82 424 370

      Penang
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      467, Jalan Burma, 10350, Penang
      Tel. +60-4 227 4686, 227 6281
      Fax. +60-4 227 5887


    11. Myanmar
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      100, Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road Yangon
      Tel. +95-1 254465, 254469, 229750
      Fax. +95-1 254468


    12. The Netherlands
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      Tobias Asserlaan 8, 2517 KC – Den Haag
      Tel. +3170 310 8100, 310 8177
      Fax. +3170 364 3331


    13. New Zealand
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      70 Glen Road, Kelburn, PO BOX 3543, Wellington
      Tel. +64-4 4758 697
      Fax. +64-4 4759 374


    14. Papua New Guinea
      Port Moresby
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      Lot. 1&2 Section 410 Kiroki Street Gordons 5, N.C.D Port Moresby
      Tel. +675 325 3116, +675 325 3544
      Fax. +675 325 0535

      Vanimo
      Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia
      Vanimo, Sandaun Province, PO. Box 39, Vanimo
      Tel. +675 857 1371, 857 1372
      Fax. +675 875 1373


    15. People’s Republic of China
      Beijing
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      Dong Zhi Men Wai da Jie No. 4, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
      Tel. +86-10 6532 5486, 6532 5488
      Fax. +86-2 6273 3545

      Guangzhou
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      Dong Fang Hotel, West Building 2/F, Rooms 1201-1223
      120 Liu Hua Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510016
      Tel. +86-20 8601 8772, 8790/8850
      Fax. +86-20 8601 8773, 8601 8722

      Hong Kong
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      127-129 Leighton Road 6-8 Keswick Street, Causeway Bay, Hongkong
      Tel. +852 2890 4421, 2890 4428
      Fax. +852 2895 0139


    16. Republic of Korea
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      # 55, Youido-dong, Yongdeungpo-ku Seoul
      Tel. +82-2 783 5675-7, 783 5371-2
      Fax. +82-2 780 4280


    17. Singapore
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      7 Chatsworth Road, Singapore 249761
      Tel. +65 6737 7422
      Fax. +65 6737 5037, 6235 5783


    18. South Africa
      Pretoria
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      949 Schoeman Street, Arcadia
      P.O. Box 13155 Hatfield 0028 Pretoria
      Tel. +27-12 342 3350/1/2/3
      Fax. +27-12 342 3369

      Cape Town
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      212 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town 8001 PO. Box 10129, Caledon Square, 7905
      Tel. +27-21 423 2321
      Fax. +27-21 423 3205

    19. Thailand
      Bangkok
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      600-602 Petchburi Road Phayathai, Bangkok 10400
      Tel. +66-2 2523135-40
      Fax. +66-2 2551267

      Songkhla
      Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia
      19 Sadao Road, Muang District Songkhla 90000
      Tel. +66-74 311 544, 312 219, 441 867
      Fax. +66-74 441 094


    20. The Philippines
      Manila
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      No. 185 Salcedo Street. Legaspi Village Makati City, Metro Manila
      Tel. +63-2 892 5061, +63-2 892 5068
      Fax. +63-2 892 5878

      Davao City
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      Ecoland Subdivision PO. Box 81038 Matina, Davao City
      Tel. +63-83 299 2930, 299 2934
      Fax. +63-83 297 3462


    21. Timor Leste
      Indonesian Representative Office for Timor-Leste
      Rua Gov. Cesar Maria de Serpa Rosa
      P.O. Box 207, Farol, Palapaso, Dili
      Tel. +670 331 7107
      Fax. +670 332 3686


    22. United Kingdom
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      38, Grosvenor Square London W1K 2Hw
      Tel. +44-20 7499-7661, 7290-9600
      Fax. +44-20 7491-4993,


    23. Vietnam
      Hanoi
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      50, Ngo Quyen Street Hanoi
      Tel. +84-4 825 3353, 825 7969
      Fax. +84-4 825 9274

      Ho Chi Minh City
      Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
      18, Phung Khac Khoan Street
      District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
      Tel. +84-8 8251 888/889
      Fax. +84-8 8299 493

    The application form and all the required documents must be received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in the applicant’s country before 10 May, 2009. For further inquiries, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the above Indonesian Embassies and Consulates.