The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce
the first cohort of recipients of scholarships offered under a newly
established International Arts Leaders Program.
program is a joint initiative of the Australia Council and the Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is designed to empower leaders in the
arts and cultural industries of countries across the Indo-Pacific region.
investing $330,000 to
support 9 scholarships for exceptional arts leaders, capitalising on the
Australia Council’s expertise in the delivery of arts programs.
Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski said the program would draw on the success of the
Australia Council’s highly successful domestic arts leaders program, and expand
it even further.
International Arts Leaders program will enable meaningful connections
between cultural producers, arts managers and institutions in Australia and the
Indo-Pacific region, in line with our strategic goal that Australia’s arts and
cultural industries are without borders.” Mr Grybowski said.
participants selected for the Arts
Leaders program are:
- Mia Maria (Indonesia) – visual arts professional responsible for leading important
projects in significant institutions in Indonesia and South East Asia.
- Vikram Iyengar (India) - a dancer, choreographer, theatre director, arts manager,
researcher, writer and curator based in Calcutta.
- Menaka Rodriguez (India) marketing and business development professional involved in
local and international initiatives.
- Ruchira Das (India) – festival manager organiser of arts events for children and
selected for the Future Leaders Program
Rhine Bernardino (Philippines) – independent visual artist and curator
with an interest in rural areas and marginalised communities.
Neha Jaiswar (India) – arts marketing professional working
towards making arts and culture sustainable.
Lin Fu (China) – Programmer of an International
Kartika Jahja (Indonesia) a singer-songwriter who advocates
gender equality through music and the arts.
Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan
Founder and Director of The Manila Fringe Festival and creative director of a
contemporary arts space for local and international artists.
For more information visit: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/
For more information please contact:
Australia Council for the Arts
Tel: (02) 9215 9030 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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